To begin, we'll address Macbeth's subsequent murders, following Duncan's. For Macbeth, he's just killed the King of Scotland and blamed it on his son. It worked and he became King, however he remembered the witches' prophecies. They claimed that Macbeth would be King, but it would be Banquo's children that would follow after him. This made Macbeth very angry, he risked everything to become King and after him none of his family will follow.
Killing King Duncan leaves Macbeth with profound guilt. Ironically, this guilt is not everlasting as Macbeth plunges into a murdering spree. The shock of the murder leaves Macbeth in a state of moral quandary where he is not able to initially accept credit for committing regicide. At one point he even struggles to say the word “Amen” but has no problem saying “God bless us” (Shakespeare 2.2.31-32). Eventually, he embraces who he has become, and begins to exhibit growing paranoia and blood rage. Macbeth embarks on a killing spree that leaves many dead in his path to take the throne. After the death of King Duncan and his two guards, Macbeth proceeds to kill Banquo, Lady Macduff, Macduff’s children, and even attempts to kill Fleance. In contrast, as Macbeth becomes more rapacious, Lady Macbeth ironically evolves in the opposite direction. It seems as though Lady Macbeth is more affected by the murder of King Duncan than she initially
Upon his return home, Macbeth and his Lady decided upon a course of action that was dastardly and by no means legitimate. The terrible twosome prepared to assassinate their good King Duncan, in order to clear the way for Macbeth to take the throne. On his way to Duncan’s chambers, Macbeth is visited by a hallucination of a bloody dagger, floating in the air before his eyes. This leaves him shaken, questioni...
In “Macbeth” written by William Shakespeare the main character Macbeth is a general in the Scottish army. After Macbeth and Banquo another general return from battle they encounter three witches the witches give Macbeth and Banquo three Prophesies. The witches prophesy that Macbeth will be made thane (a rank of Scottish nobility) of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland. They also prophesy that Banquo will produce a line of Scottish kings although Banquo will never become king himself. King Duncan’s men come to thank the two generals for their victories in battle and to tell Macbeth that he has been named thane of Cawdor. The previous thane betrayed Scotland by fighting for the Norwegians and Duncan has condemned him to death. Macbeth’s wife Lady Macbeth hears about king Duncan coming to their castle and try’s to persuade Macbeth to murder king Duncan. He and Lady Macbeth plan to get Duncan’s two chamberlains drunk so they will black out; the next morning they will blame the murder on the chamberlains, who will be defenseless, as they will remember nothing. While Duncan is asleep, Macbeth stabs him, despite his doubts and a number of supernatural visions, including a vision of a bloody dagger. Macbeth now becomes king and Fearful of the witches’ prophecy that Banquo’s heirs will seize the throne, Macbeth hires a group of murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. They ambush Banquo on his way to a royal feast, but they fail to kill Fleance, who escapes but kills Banquo. Lady Macbeth later kills herself while sleepwalking and Macbeth becomes depressed. Later Macduff comes with his army and beheads Macbeth. And Malcolm becomes king.
Macbeth is seen as a “valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” (I, ii, 24). He is a brave warrior who is well respected in his community, until the witches prophesied to him that he would one day be king (I, iii, 50). Macbeth interprets that he must act to fulfill the prophecy. He sends a letter to lady Macbeth asking what to do. She suggests that he should kill Duncan. Macbeth follows the plan and kills Duncan (II, ii, 15). Directly following the murder Macbeth can no longer say amen (II, iii, 31-33). Macbeth also hears a voice in his head say, “sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”(II, ii, 35, 36). For the rest of the play Macbeth suffers from insomnia. When Macbeth pretends to be surprised by Duncan’s death he says, “ Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessed time, for, from this instant, there’s nothing serious in mortality. (II, iii, 92-95) he is saying that if he had died before he murdered Duncan he would have lived a great life, but now that he’s committed murder, life is just a game and nothing is important anymore. These are suicidal thoughts and show how his grip on reality has greatly slipped.
they don’t have a wonderful king anymore. Lady Macbeth’s illusion of not able to getting the
After Macbeth informs her of the witches’ prophecy, which was that he would eventually become king of Scotland she doesn’t hesitate to persuade him to kill Duncan. Macbeth puts his doubts aside, and stabs Duncan during the night while he’s sleeping. This immediately makes Macbeth assume that he’s king. Macbeth starts to see everyone as an enemy and so he plans to kill anyone who could possibly be a threat for his possession of the kingship. Lady Macbeth’s hunger for power led her to commit suicide even though she was not afraid. She sees bloodstains on her hands.
After hearing about the witches’ prophecy, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth were completely (4) enthralled by what was in store for their future and devised an (5) elaborate plan to kill Duncan while somehow placing the blame on his guards. They decide that the best time to do this would be the night when Duncan stays over at their house while Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hide under the (6) pretense of being (7) benevolent hosts. Macbeth murders Duncan so that he could take over his power and become the new king but he does not feel satisfied or content with performing this deed. Soon after he commits this (8) ghastly crime, he begins to feel extremely (9) contrit...
The sons of Duncan run off to different countries so Macbeth doesn’t have to worry about them, but by the end of Act 2, the body count is up to 3. Macbeth claims he killed the guards because they killed the king, but it is easy to assume that he did it so suspicion would not fall on himself if the guards gave anything away. In Act 2, Scene 3 lines 107 and 108, Macbeth says to the others, “O, yet I do repent me of my fury, That I did kill them.” He is admitting that he killed the body guards because of what they “did” to the King. Obviously, Macbeth is determined to be king, and he does not want anyone to get in his way.
Murder is the most unfathomable of all human sin. The concept of killing another living being is incomprehensible to all sane people in the Elizabethan and modern era. Despite this fact, in William Shakespeare’s celebrated play Macbeth, there are multiple murders. These murders include those of King Duncan, his servants, Banquo, Lady Macduff, the son of Macduff and all the servants in their castle. The play’s protagonist, Macbeth, was the physical force behind these murders. In reality, his wife, Lady Macbeth, shared the guilt. She had a major role in the murder of King Duncan and his servants. She was, however, unaware of the killings of Banquo, Lady Macduff, the son of Macduff, and everyone in the Macduff Castle until after the deed was
Members of the jury, King Duncan was ruler of Scotland in a kingdom which the Scottish lineage to the throne moves from father to first-born son. However a member from within the same bloodline could lay claim to the throne if Duncan had no living sons. Therefore a question ponders in your mind. Why would Macbeth murder king Duncan? Macbeth had no legitimate claim to the throne
A well beloved and honoured king now brutally dead. It was then conveyed by the prosecution that MacBeth proceeded to blame the deaths, on the two dead servants.
Macbeth had invited the King and the King's men to his castle to celebrate the victory of the battle that had been won. That night, while everyone was asleep, Macbeth took a dagger and killed the King. After the murder he became very paranoid. In act 2, scene 2, he cries: "Didst thou not hear a noise? ...There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried `murder!', Methought I heard a voice cry `Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep'...I am afraid to think what I have done; look on't again I dare not."
Macbeth is a true Shakespearian tragedy, in which mast murders take place, in order for one man and women to take the throne and become king and queen. It starts with Duncan’s murder, which is done because Macbeth did not want to see Duncan’s son next in line for the throne and the only way to prevent that was by eliminating Duncan. The nest murder was that of Banquo. Banquo is a friend of Macbeth and his murder is un-predictable. Macbeth may have feared that if he did not kill Banquo, Banquo would kill him in order to gain a position power seeing that the witch’s just informed both Macbeth and Banquo that Macbeth will be the next King of Scotland and Banquo will never have the chance to hold the throne. Once Banquo is out of the way, Macbeth turns his attention to his real target, King MaCduff. Although at first hesitant about killing MaCduff, Macbeth chooses to murder MaCduff, a man who Macbeth himself said was a good man and a fine leader. The last murder is of MaCduff’s family. Macbeth can not take any chances and must kill any associated with the former king (King MaCduff). The murder of MaCduff’s wife and son is the most vicious crime of them all because for one we see the killing on stage and number two a child is murdered, the most vicious and horrific thing one can show. Macbeth murders for personal gain and has no regrets or else he would not have continued his mass slaughtering. Macbeth is responsible for these murders because he commits them himself, without any assistance, he kills everyone out of necessity, and because all these acts were done out of free will.
...r breaks down the murderer, breaks down the kingdom and breaks down nature, to have Scotland in complete fear and terror. But, good wins over evil and in the end, peace is restored. The coronation of a divine king brings peace and restoration to previous chaos.