To become powerful, is to become corrupt and The Tragedy of Macbeth is a prime example. In William Shakespeare's tragic tale, a young noblemen soon becomes corrupt when he is given the opportunity to become king. His need for power and safety drives him to corruption, ultimately killing off anyone who stands in his path: innocent or not. Throughout the play, many characters portray the impact power has on a relationship: Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, Banquo and Macbeth, Macduff and Macbeth and many more. While all these characters were affected by power in the play, Banquo and Macbeth's relationship best demonstrates the effect of power.
This just shows his insecurity and reflects on his dark, extrav... ... middle of paper ... ...t to kill Duncan, we realize more reasons settle in. A climax starts to build up with his insecurity, dark thoughts and it falls flat to his motive: Why does he want to do this? Why is he even thinking about such things? It is all down to his vaulting ambition. He wants to be king, very badly and obviously it hurts him and changes him.
It is a turning point in a play or novel and the most powerful part of a plot. It contains a change of fortune and recognition of identity and nature. Macbeth sees visions and hallucinations throughout the play which serve as reminders of his tyrannical behavior. For instance, as Macbeth is about to kill Duncan, he sees a bloody dagger floating in the air, pointed towards Duncan’s chamber.... ... middle of paper ... ...he events of the play, the actions of the characters, and the Aristotelian Tragedy seen within the play are all indicative of both free will and determinism. Every character throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth has his/her own free will.
ACT 1, SCENE 7 Macbeth Close Reading Act 1, Scene 7 of Macbeth, a play by Shakespeare, is a crucial scene in the drama which observes Macbeth’s conversion to evil. It opens with him talking himself out of murdering King Duncan. There is clear internal conflict in the early stages of the scene, and features a moral dilemma: will Macbeth choose good or evil? The good side of Macbeth seems to be winning when Lady Macbeth enters, insulting his masculinity and effectively convincing him to commit the murder. In this scene the language used defines gender roles and difference, and this begins to reflect the ideologies of the time, which are consistent throughout the play.
Therefore, in order for women to obtain power, they must possess masculine qualities. Shakespeare proves this by including specific elements in his play, which include:dialogue and word choice, the way he portrays the characters and the way he introduces the climax with Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in the play. At the beginning of the play Macbeth, King Duncan gave Macbeth with the title of 'Thanes of Cawdor' because of his courageous fighting. Macbeth still continued to fight with evil ambitions that were trapped inside of him. Macbeth then said, “Stars, hide your fires;/let not light see beyond my black and deep desires” (1.4.52-53).
The loyalty of a knighthood in Macbeth, and human compassion toward his King are in the conflict with the world of the evil. Considering the fact that the play begins with the appearance of three witches - symbols of supernatural world, it is possible to say that this soliloquy represents the clash of two worlds, irrational and human. It is as if the supernatural is trying to work its way into Macbeth's mind. Even the language used by Macbeth changes from normal clear English into a strange, almost incomprehendable talk. For example, Macbeth says things like "If it were done when 'tis done, than 'twere well," and "Might be the be-all and the end-all - here."
His uncontrollable desires led him to the point of evil, and the ambition is too strong for him to realize the wrong he is doing. In, Macbeth, William Shakespeare shows Macbeth’s ambition to be king by using the influence of others. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a respected general, a devoted husband and a loyal subject of the king. (Clayden) What led him to this desire to be king? The first of the witches’ prophecies brought out this ambitious nature.” All hail, Macbeth!
His realization that his actions are wrong and his remorse over the deaths he has caused show that he isn’t comfortable being a true villain. In conclusion of this famous play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth’s rise and fall is him an iconic character. He begins as a heroic soldier people admire and ends as a villain and a tyrant. Yet, it’s Macbeth’s reservations about his despicable acts that captivate people. He clearly doesn’t fully accept his role as a villain.
Throughout Macbeth’s soliloquy we see him wrestling with his conscience. In the first segment of his speech he gathers a little confidence and begins to think about what he may have to do. He speaks about how he would commit the act if he ‘could trammel up the consequences’ and if ‘it were done quickly’. Although Macbeth is frightened of murdering someone, an... ... middle of paper ... ...lve. In conclusion, we see that Macbeth is constantly anxious about the terrible thought of regicide, and speaks about how he could not kill someone who is as pleasant as Duncan and that it would have an apocalyptic effect.