This causes... ... middle of paper ... ...characters that are important in contributing to Macbeth’s downfall. The witches are an example of this as they deliver prophecies to Macbeth that are necessary to Macbeth’s change in attitude and which lead to his downfall. The witches cause Macbeth to believe he is destined to be King and that no one is able to stop him. Additionally, Duncan is significant to Macbeth’s downfall. Duncan is murdered by Macbeth in order for him to become King and this murder makes Macbeth more ambition and determined which leads to his downfall.
William Shakespeare's Macbeth In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, there is no doubt that the “dead butcher and his fiend like queen” (V, 9, 36) are both villainous; however they are villainous to varying degrees. We are first exposed to both of their villainy when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hear of the witch’s predictions, and their reaction is to murder Duncan. Even though Macbeth is initially portrayed as being courageous and honorable, he eventually becomes more villainous than Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth appears very villainous to begin with, because she encourages and provokes her husband to murder King Duncan. However she has nothing to do with the murders that Macbeth commits later on in the play: Macduff’s family, Banquo, and young Seaward.
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.
When Macbeth the main character is introduced he is said to be “brave” and a “noble” solider, however by the end of the play he is greedy bloodthirsty who betrayed his king. I believe that the murder was brought about by ambition because it is lady Macbeths and Macbeths ambitions that go so far that they kill Duncan, Macbeth seeks power, whereas Banquo who was with Macbeth when they meet the witches, doesn’t think about what the have said. Lady Macbeth wants to become Queen. The other factors could be the witches, Fate Macbeth, L. Macbeth and Duncan. The witches appear at the start of the play, this would have been dramatically very effective because in this period most people were scared of witches and believed what they said.
This image is actually effective as She finally succeeds in convincing Macbeth into killing King Duncan. In conclusion, I consider Lady Macbeth to be the real driving force behind the murder of King Duncan, as She inveigles Macbeth into thinking of the positive outcomes and overlook the negative ones, She challenges his manhood by calling Him a coward and She also creates a braver image of herself dashing the brains of her baby out, and that she would have done the deed if Duncan did not look like her father as He slept. Although the witches brought up the whole ambition of Macbeth becoming King, Lady Macbeth still remains the real driving force as she constantly persuades Macbeth into committing the murder.
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.
The king states that the old Thane should not device, "... Our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth." (1.2.63-65) Macbeth is hostile to except the rank because earlier three witches prophesied that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor even though there was one at that time. Since Macbeth was crowned Thane of Cawdor, Banquo and Macbeth think that the three withches adre able to correctly tell them their fate. Macbeth now having higher-ranking authority begins to have his ambition act up on him and crave more power. Lady Macbeth organizes King Duncans murder, which increases Macbeth's ambition and enables Macbeth to rise up to the ultimate height.
The consequences of their actions are initiated by the murder of acquaintances and peers. This puts the country of Scotland and the natural world in a state of turmoil and confusion, and eventually results in the deaths of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The introduction of unnatural deeds begins in the play with the prophecies of the three mischievous witches (the weird sisters) that affect Macbeth. Based on the prophecies, the witches envisage that Macbeth will become the next king in Scotland. The third witch predicts, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” (1.3.50).
Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a wicked display of one man's weaknesses and the forces that possess him. Macbeth was gullible and single-minded. He was obsessed with the throne, which became his ultimate goal. The witches were misleading with their ambiguous predictions because they wanted to disrupt the order of the hierarchy. The witches and the powers that they represented roused Macbeth to the kingship and eventually to his death.
After killing Duncan he feared Banquo for his knowledge of the witches prophecies and had him killed as well. Macbeth seemed to be losing himself after Duncan's death due to his obsession with the witches prophecies, so in turn, the witches could be partly responsible for Macbeth's downfall. Lady Macbeth can also be held accountable for Macbeth's decline of sanity and power. Although it didn't take much, her persuasion lead to the killing of Duncan. She wanted Macbeth to take the rank of king as much as he did.