Macbeth was written in the same year as Garnet’s trial and as a result Shakespeare uses equivocation greatly throughout the play. Macbeth decides to pointlessly murder Macduff’s family even though they were not mentioned in the prophecy. The witches told Macbeth he could not change fate, yet he continued to try and challenge it. This shows how desperate Macbeth is to secure his power. Macbeth’s battle with Macduff reflects the battle between good and evil and his tyranny is also a major cause of conflict between good and evil.
When Lady Macbeth was ready to kill King Duncan, she couldn't follow through with it because Duncan reminded her of her father. This example proves that lady Macbeth was not such a bad person. Lady Macbeth played an important role in this play because she provided a scheme, which caused Macbeth to murder Duncan himself. Afterwards, he later regretted his wrongdoing. During this point in the play, the climax, the audience can note the change in Macbeth's character.
When the witches tell him what is going to happen to him in the soon future, he becomes so set and driven to become king. Being king is what brought out the first flaw, and made him feel like he needed to induce his role in becoming the king. The help of Lady Macbeth also drives his flaw, instead of listening to the voice of reason he let his wife push himself toward the dark side. Now the character development for Macduff. Macduff is not only the king of fire, he is also the one who beheads Macbeth.
His ambitious drive and his curious nature lead him to three witches who give him a prophecy. Banquo realizes that there must be a trick hidden in the witches’ prophecies somewhere, but Macbeth refuses to accept that. When Lady Macbeth finds out about the witches, her strong ambition and her cold nature lead Macbeth astray. Macbeth is a little ambitious at first, but Lady Macbeth’s ambition far exceeds his. Therefore, she is able to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan.
And, in knowing that in this time period, it was sometimes thought that the witches had the ability to reverse the natural order of things, Macbeth knew that he should be suspicious of the words of the Wëird Sisters. This scene brings into the play the idea of fate and the role with which it has in the pl... ... middle of paper ... ... the play’s tragic conclusion. The killing of Duncan started an unstoppable chain of events that ends with the murder of Macbeth and the suicide of Lady Macbeth. Macbeth, in the beginning had all of the qualities of an honorable gentleman who could become anything, but he took the wrong path to becoming what he wanted. Although Macbeth may have questioned the validity of the witches’ prophecies, he was tempted and refused to listen to his own reasoning.
Macbeth now relies solely on the prophecies Lady Macbeth is now becoming weak and is beginning to hallucinate by seeing blood all over her hands. This get too much for her and she eventually commits suicide. Had Macbeth not been spurned on be his aggressively ambitious wife he would never have carried out the murder of King Duncan. He would have become Thane of Cawdor, and lived a noble life. This leads me to the conclusion that the tragedies of Macbeth were not at all Macbeth's fault.
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.
The whole concept of Macbeth's desire to become King of Scotland began when he and Banquo first met the three witches on the moorland. The witches greeted Macbeth each with a prophecy of his future titles: 'All hail to thee, Thane of Glamis All hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All hail to thee Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter' Macbeth seemed to be somewhat stunned by the witches prophecies, whereas Banquo continued to question the three witches in a calm and humorous manner. He noticed Macbeth's troubled facial expression and said: 'Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear Things that do sound so fair?' This was the point where Macbeth started to seriously think about the witches' predictions, the possibilities of becoming King, and how he was going to become King. Although he appears to be head-strong in the opening scenes, the witches' predictions frighten him because he knows he wants to become King, but he realises that he has to take action to progress any further.
Duncan, angered by the news of the Thane, orders him to be executed, and for Macbeth to be pronounced Thane of Cawdor. After his decision, Duncan thinks to himself, “No more the Thane of Cawdor shall decieve our bosom interest…And with his former title greet Macbeth.” (i, ii) This is very ironic. He is positive that he will not be deceived again, but as shown later in the story he is, but he suffers more greatly from Macbeth’s deception. Before hearing of this wonderful news, Macbeth speaks to three witches that predict he will be Thane of Cawdor and eventually king. Obviously, in disbelief he leaves, not yet knowing that he has earned the title.
This leads us to believe that Macbeth is in no way a traitor and that he is brave enough to deserve such a distinguished title. This is a great reward for any man but Macbeth deserves it for fighting for his country. Duncan calls Macbeth and Banquo "Worthy gentlemen". Yet this hero kills the king, why? The first step to King Duncan's murder was the awakening of his ambitions as he returned from battle against Macdonwald and his rebels.