The witches are the ones who told Macbeth that he would become king of scotland, which is one of the main reasons that he causes the main tragedy. “All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter!”(I.iii.50). Because the Witches tell Macbeth this prophecy, Macbeth's starts thinking about how he could possibly become king of Scotland. As the play proceeds, Macbeth becomes more reliant on the witches prophecy to drive him to become king.They are obviously deceiving and are only saying these things for their own self benefit.
"Yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’th milk of human kindness. To catch the nearest way thou wouldst be great. Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it." (Act 1, scene 5). Lady Macbeth is the force behind Macbeth’s sudden ambition and she tries to manipulate him into feeling guilty and unmanly for not following through with the murder, by using her husbands emotions, she manages to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan.
Macbeth is arrogant he says to Lady Macbeth; “Be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck,” Macbeths begins to think that he knows better than his wife who originally put in him this position of greed and selfishness. Macbeth becomes cursed by his “Vaulting ambition” which pushes him to kill his best friend and what would have been his only friend if he had spared his life. He kills the king immediately followe... ... middle of paper ... ...e. The witches have done this for Fleance, In their prophecy they told Macbeth that Banquo that they would be father to a line of kings. Macbeth does express his fears about banquo and fleance in a soliloquy. Instead of sorting his problems out by ignoring the witches he orders two murderers to kill them and then sends a third to ensure his plans will work.
Right after ... ... middle of paper ... ...of this play Macbeth proves to be man who is greatly influenced by his wife’s ideas and ambition. Lady Macbeth’s control over Macbeth’s decisions becomes stronger and stronger the further into the play it gets. Lady Macbeth plots Duncan’s murder from the beginning. She had the organized the entire plan of murdering Duncan, which involved killing the guards also so it could cover up their bases in the murder of Duncan. Macbeth is slightly doubtful of her plan to kill the king, however Lady Macbeth subtly bombards him with comments that now question his courage and by saying their love is nothing if he refuses to go through with this plan.
O, O, O!’’, (V, I, 53-55) It’s also shown here that she feels responsible for every person her Husband killed. The guilt of Duncan's murder can be placed firmly on the hand on Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth wants the murder of Duncan for her own gains. Given the present situation, she is hungry for power. The weird sisters predicted that Macbeth would be king.
After she reads out the letter to herself (soliloquy) she tells the audience what she thinks straight after: “What thou art promis’... ... middle of paper ... ...es people believe that before you were born you would have a pre-destination fate. So when the witches told Macbeth he would be king, he could have become king with out killing anyone. The king may have become ill and died, and his son would have been too young to be king, but we will never find this out! So Macbeth was trying to become king and therefore following his fate. 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.
Lady Macbeth, wife of Macbeth, planned with Macbeth to kill Duncan. In Act 1, scene 7, Macbeth questioned himself about killing the King Duncan and tells Lady Macbeth that he doesn't want to kill the King anymore. Then, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth by saying, “When you durst do it, then you were a man” (1.7.49). She told Macbeth that he will be a man when he kills King Duncan. Macbeth now thinks the same way as Lady Macbeth; committing violence is manly.
Therefore we can assume that it was Lady Macbeth that transformed Macbeth into a megalomaniac. The witches were the force that initiated Macbeth’s possibility to murder Duncan for the throne, which led to the destruction that followed thereafter. When the witches welcome Macbeth they call him by three names, “hail thee, Thane of Cawdor”, “hail thee, Thane of Glamis” and, “”thou shall be king thereafter.” By calling Macbeth by these names the witches aimed for Macbeth to pursue these titles, the role of king in particular as he was not to receive it by chance. “Malcolm, son of Duncan, King of Scotland,” if not for the murders Macbeth would have not gained the kingship as Malcolm was heir. By the witches suggesting that Macbeth would become king they are liable for creating the possibility for Macbeth to choose to commit the disasters that followed.
Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor,/All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare 1.3.48-49), says Macbeth will receive the title of Thane of Cawdor but most importantly the title as king. The information that the witches has provided gives Macbeth a reason to write a letter informing his wife, Lady Macbeth, about the news he has received. As they play progresses Lady Macbeth becomes increasingly impatient, therefore she devises a plan to kill King Duncan. Macbeth, an honorable warrior, does not easily agree with the plan to murder King Duncan, and Lady Macbeth becomes persistent and questions Macbeth’s manhood. "When you durst do it, then you were a man/And to be more than what you were, you would /Be so much more the man" (Shakespeare 1.7.47-51), says Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, stating that in order for Macbeth to be more of a man he has to kill King Duncan.
Macbeth is already Thane of Glamis, and has just been made Thane of Cawdor; he begins to see the witches' words as a prophecy that he will become king. "If Chance will h... ... middle of paper ... ... death. He resolves not to "play the Roman fool, and die on mine own sword" He would rather die in a fight than commit suicide like his late wife. Macduff meets Macbeth and Macbeth is slain in the ensuing fight. To conclude, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were evil to some degree.