We also know that she is responsible for these heartless things because she has so much guilt that she commits suicide. Macbeth would never have done any of those horrible things if it were not for the murder of King Duncan, which was forced on by Lady Macbeth. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a trusted soldier, who is honest and noble. Unfortunately, he meets three witches who tell him three prophecies; that he will become thane of Cawdor, that he will become king and that Banquo’s sons will become kings. These three prophecies slowly change his opinions on life and turn him into a greedy, dishonest, tyrant, full of ambition.
The s... ... middle of paper ... ... face alone. “False face must hide what the false heart doth know…” he then leaves to murder Duncan. In conclusion I believe that not just one person was to blame for the changes in Macbeth but are several people. First I blame the three witches this is because they but the idea that Macbeth could be king into his head and he then carried them on. But also Lady Macbeth who drove him to commit deeds that he would not normally do.
Yet it is ironic that Goold designates this garb to the witches, the proclaimed servants of the Devil, and who defy the very ideals associated with the hospital; but in the end this false dress only serves to further disguise their evil intentions from their victims. Certainl... ... middle of paper ... ...femininity, the very thing she despises the most about her, to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan and Macbeth is able to convince everyone at the banquet that he is a loyal noble when we know that he is far from that. Goold demonstrates how easily humans can be deceived and how easy it is to deceive someone. Lady Macbeth deceives Macbeth and they both deceive the king and nobles. As mentioned above, no one can tell what one is thinking based off of their facial expression and the same holds for appearances.
As witches were hated at the time that Shakespeare wrote the play, he used the witc... ... middle of paper ... ...h after Guy Fawks' attempt to kill King James I in 1605. James would have therefore enjoyed the play, as he would get the chance to watch Macbeth die for trying to kill his own king. The witches in the play would have also been linked with James I, as he had three witches killed for trying to conjure up a storm to kill him. Shakespeare's main reasons for writing Macbeth were to flatter King James I and to keep the interest of his audience. This is shown by the fact that Banquo, named after James' ancestor, is portrayed as a good and honest character.
He misleads Duncan and his guests into believing that he is still a trustworthy and loyal soldier before he murders the king. After the murd... ... middle of paper ... ...he king and hide their intentions and guilt from others in order to appear innocent. The witches use their appearances to trick Macbeth by telling him prophecies that appear good, but actually lead to his downfall. Lastly, the Thane of Cawdor, Malcolm and Donaldbain’s appearances hide the truth from others, including Macduff and Duncan. The witches’ statement, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” best describes the idea that appearances can be deceiving (1.1.12).
According to the plot, it makes sense for the witches to say this at the beginning of the play as they are the start of the entire conundrum. Banquo also points out in the play that the witches have beards buy they look like women. The Witches become the thrust of confusion when they awaken Macbeth’s ambition and alter his perspective of good and evil, making good things look bad and bad things look good. Banquo also warns Macbeth of the witches “Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence” (1, 3, 125). However, the witches speak in a contrasting language “Lesser than Macbeth, and Greater” (1, 3, 65) and “Not so happy, yet much happier” (1, 3, 66) which adds to the confusion that exists and tells the reader that nothing is what it seems to be.
The murder of King Duncan initiates another ... ... middle of paper ... ..."I will, to the weird sisters:/ More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know, / By the worst means, the worst" (3.5). They make three more prophecies and Macbeth is no longer fearful, but self-assured. The witches encouraged him to believe he is invulnerable and indestructible. The false security given to him by unnatural forces like the witches lead to his death. From the very beginning of the play, supernatural and unnatural forces have inspired and encouraged Macbeth.
When finding out that one of the predictions came true, he was led to believe he would become a great king. The witches misguided Macbeth by only telling him half truths and tricked him into a disastrous path that would lead to his demise. Also, the three seers helped influence Macbeth by letting him see a part of himself that was hidden inside him. “They planted the seed of evil in Macbeth's head that grew to dominate his mind.” (Witches Influence on Macbeths Decisions), which, let his desire consume him until the only thing he thought about was to become king. The witches’ prophecies were not the only force that influenced Macbeth into committing a crime but his own faults also influenced him.
Macbeth may have been a bad king, but he was not responsible for his collapse. The first reason is because Lady Macbeth questioned his manliness and drove him to kill Duncan which led him to murder more people as he got away with the first murder. The second reason is because of Banquo’s suspicion causing Macbeth to be fearful and later on, insane. The final reason is the witches as they encouraged him to let his guard down and they told him he was going to be king which led him to kill Duncan. These three influences were the main causes of Macbeth’s fall.
In the Elizabethan period they burned or drowned people because they thought that were witches and they are real and this would scare that sort of audience, a modern day audience would act differently because we would know that witches aren’t real. In this scene we build up a dramatic tension by not showing wh... ... middle of paper ... ...o much ordinary human nature in him to "catch the nearest way out, so she used her sensual powers to charm him into following her ways. Lady Macbeth persuades her husband with these words, "look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it". She wanted Macbeth to look hospitable and honourable, but also to be a true man underneath, one that would fight and kill to become king. In most of Shakespeare’s plays, the use of the supernatural is used to give another great effect to the plot of the story.