Macbeth doesn't seem to be anything but a scared coward who cannot stand for himself. He couldn’t even tell Lady Macbeth that he had killed Banquo. Even though Lady Macbeth helped to plot Duncan's murder, stereotypes of men and women in the time period make the men not expect and act of murder from a woman. The quotation, “Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between the effect and it” was said by Lady Macbeth showing foreshadowing. It makes it sound like she is about to do something evil.
The Power of Greed and Malevolence in Macbeth William Shakespeare's Macbeth is not necessarily a play of fate, but rather a tragedy that occurred as a result of uncontrollable greed and malevolence by Macbeth and his wife. The weird sisters only make suggestions about Macbeth's road to kingship; they do not cast spells to make true all their predictions. These interpretations lead Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan and secure the title Thane of Clawdor. While in kingship Macbeth elects to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance, for Macbeth was fearful about losing his throne to Fleance. Senseless violence and inner rage cause the King of Scotland to murder Macduff's children and wife.
In the play, the central protagonist Macbeth, is confronted with the supernatural and the prophesy of becoming king. He cannot help but want this position, as this flaw also includes his weakness through over ambition. It is generally said that those possessing a flaw will die. The first Thane of Cawdor was a traitor, Duncan was too trusting, Banquo did not act on the knowledge he had about Macbeth’s murders, Lady Macbeth helped plot the murder of Duncan, and Macbeth destroyed the natural order and harmony of the time. All of these deaths are a result of Macbeth’s over ambition to become king, fuelled by the prophecies of the evil witches.
When Macbeth and Banquo came across the witches they not only prophesised that Macbeth would be king, but also that Banquo’s descendants ‘shalt be kings,’ meaning that Macbeth’s children will not hold the throne. With this knowledge, Macbeth arranges the murder of his loyal friend Banquo and son. Macbeth was not manipulated in any way to enact this murder, he was so driven by pride to secure his line that he turned to slaughter his friend. Macbeth, after hearing the witch’s prophecy ‘beware [of] Macduff’ and later that Macduff has joined Malcom, sends his murderers after Macduff and his family. Through this action it tells us that Macbeth becoming so consumed with keeping his power that he has now progressed to killing children.
Macbeth is a tragic hero who causes suffering by committing murder and distress, exemplifying the negative effects of a bloodthirsty desire for power. Lady Macbeth torments her husband Macbeth in going through with the evil deed of murder which leads her to be the villain. Macbeth begins in this play as a loyal, trustworthy warrior who sees himself later as king. When the witches confront Macbeth about the prophecy of him becoming king, his aspiration is distressed by his physical audacity and self ambiguity. The witches Prophecy upon Macbeth cause him to feel restless and have thoughts about if it is destined for him to become king.
The play takes place in Scotland and is about a young warrior who goes by the name Macbeth. Macbeth is told he would be a king by three witches. Macbeth kills the existing king and becomes a cruel, unjust king. He eventually goes insane and is killed and humiliated. Many may think Macbeth’s downfall was his own fault, those people are wrong.
Overall I think that Macbeth is to blame for the death of King Duncan because however much someone tries to make someone commit a murder, it is always the murderers fault, as he did not have to listen to his wife or the 3 witches. When the witches told Macbeth about him becoming King, they may have meant that Duncan might have died naturally. But instead he made an immediate reaction and started thinking in an evil way with tragic consequences.
If anything the witches say is bad then why am I Thane of Cawdor? If he wanted to do the right thing he wouldn’t even think about killing King Duncan. Ambition is already starting to show as his flaw. Later into the act, Macbeth’s lust for power comes into full swing when he decides that he will kill Duncan. This lust blinds him to what he really should do.
It is as if they were able to poison his mind and alter his sense of moral and ethical judgment. Sadly, Macbeth struggles in trying to keep his position as well as killing people that can possibly harm him; thus, in the play Macbeth, Shakespeare illustrates the similarities and differences between Macbeth, Macduff and Banquo as all three characters serve to show ambition and the struggles in order to achieve their goals. Throughout the play, Macbeth is a tragic hero, Macbeth gets his fortune told by three witches, and after hearing this he becomes ambitious and greedy. Macbeth’s ambition was to be king and to become king he kill Duncan. Macbeth’s ambition is clearly demonstrated when he says, I am his kinsman and his loyal subject… Then I am his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bare the knife myself… I have no... ... middle of paper ... ...end just to obtain his position as king.
The witches do not force him to kill Duncan, but they do plant the idea is his head. After murdering Duncan, Macbeth made the decision to murder the guards, making Macduff suspicious of him. He also chooses to kill Banquo, and Macduff’s family. His actions are the reason that his life ended in the way that it did. At the beginning of his moral conflict he says in an aside “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir” (1.