When Hamlet finally meets his father’s ghost he discovers the truth and immediately decides to seek vengeance on his uncle. While the ghost tells Hamlet “Taint not thy mind” (Hamlet: I.v.92). It is arguable that Hamlet’s antic disposition is actually a reflection on is lunacy. While Hamlet pretends to be mentally unstable he harrasses Ophelia in her private closet with “...his knees knocking each other;/ And with a look so piteous in purport/ As if he had been loosèd out of hell/ To speak of horrors” (Hamlet: II.i.81). Hamlet’s father’s murder has sent him into shock, and he is realizing that he must take action and seek revenge on his poisonous and evil uncle.
In the Shakespearean play, MacBeth, A Scottish nobleman starts off by killing one man to become king but in the end has left a whole path of destruction behind him. MacBeth, is the main character who alongside his wife, Lady MacBeth, kills just to become king. Then kills again just so he can keep the throne, and once he becomes suspicious of another person he kills them. So I will try to show the advancement of MacBeth’s aggression. At first MacBeth is rather nervous to commit the first murder, and Lady M. isn’t affected but after that MacBeth begins to have no remorse.
Macbeth further compromises his honor by arranging the murder of his best friend, Banquo. Banquo’s places Macbeth in a precarious situation; he is deeply entrenched in suspicion and there is no way out. Macbeth’s vision of Banquo’s ghost at a royal banquet only drives him closer to insanity. Macbeth has changed dramatically as a character throughout the play. Macbeth was tortured with remorse after Duncan’s murder but upon hearing of Banquo’s successful assassination he is elated.
When the subject of Macduff arrives, I don't think that he would have been so bitter towards Macbeth if he hadn't killed his wife and children. Killing Macduff's family gains nothing for Macbeth and tries to get at Macduff indirectly. This act of desperation and spitefulness gives a good reason to now fear Macduff. Also, as Macbeth took the throne, he really didn't trust anyone except his wife, Lady Macbeth. Paranoid, due to King Duncan's murder, Macbeth let's his delusional state of mind get to him.
Macbeth is an innocent and brave general who turns into a power hungry murderer throughout the play. He is first loved by many people and is a noble man, but incidences lead him down a wretched path and he becomes evil. Macbeth does not act on his own will; he is influenced by others, which force him to act upon malevolent deeds. Macbeth is one of the nobleman of Scotland; he is first named the thane of Glamis, but later becomes the thane of Cawdor. After a battle, Macbeth is met by Three Witches, and they prophesize that Macbeth will become thane of Cawdor and soon the King of Scotland.
Shakespeare’s play Tragedy of Macbeth is based in Scotland, where a nobleman of King Duncan plots to kill the king in order to become king himself, but he doesn’t stop there. Macbeth’s greatest tragic flaw is that he is very gullible. In the play, Macbeth shows this by listening and believing the three witches, listening and giving in to his wife, and by his own delusions. Listening and believing the three witches was not a good move. When the witches tell him about being thane of Cawdor and king, he grows exceedingly desirous of these things.
Macbeth feels a great deal of remorse after he has killed the king. He understands that he has committed a sin and will be punished. He is so terrified that he hears voices telling him:“ Macbeth does murder sleep, … , Macbeth shall sleep no more”(Act 2, Sc.2 p. 57). Macbeth is very upset with himself and wishes that he never killed Duncan. “To know my deed it were best not know myself.” When he hears strange knocking at the gate he wishes that it wakes up Duncan, “wake Duncan with thy knocking”, however it is too late (Act 2, Sc.3 p. 61).
He became very greedy at this point, striving for whatever would lead him down the path to become king, even the end to his relationships. Macbeth originally was a very good friend to Banquo, however he ruined it because of such selfishness. The avarice overran his mind and Macbeth became very irrational, eventually hiring murderers to slaughter his own best friend and his son. As Macbeth’s jealousy spikes, he decides it is reasonable to murder once again because he says, “No son of mine succeeding. If ‘t be so, For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind,”(3.1.64-65).
Employing his own free will and impelled by his ambition, Macbeth murders Duncan and his fatal lapse of judgment occurs which precedes the inevitable death due to his tragic flaw. Before the murder of Duncan and after his ambition surfaced from the witch's predictions, Macbeth was faced with a moral debate and now that he has opposed his own philosophies, his conscience has become a formidable antagonist in his internal conflict. Symbolizing this psychological torment, an intangible dagger is seen by Macbeth before the murder and after the murder, Macbeth is haunted by noises supposedly made by the drunken guards. Perturbed by his dilemma of conscience, Macbeth not only realizes that he will "sleep no more" but also envies the fact that Duncan can experience an eternal ... ... middle of paper ... ...ly results and like Duncan before him, he is too trusting. He believes the witches' prophesies at face value, never comprehending that, like him, things are seldom what they seem.
His ambition and self-image of bravery win over his virtues. Nevertheless he is remorseful after murdering Duncan, and he masks his fear of being found with rage against the supposed murderers and thus kills the drunk guards. Already being king Macbeth is troubled by remorse and cannot sleep easily. Also, Macbeth is fearful of Banquo because he knows what the witches prophesied and may suspect Macbeth. Another thing that bothers him is that he has the demeanor of a king and that the witches promised Banquo a lineage of kings while they only promised him to be king.