Not wanting to do the dirty work, Macbeth hires two men to kill Banquo and his son Fleance when they return from their horse ride. Once again it is seen that the witches’ prophecy has influenced the thoughts and actions of Macbeth. He has set off on a killing spree, murdering everyone who could be a potential threat to his crown. The more he kills, the more insensitive he becomes to death. The prophecies have started to consume Macbeth.
Furthermore, we also learn about Lady Macduff’s and her kids’ death. To prove this, Macbeth says in Act 4, scene 1 that he wants to kill Macduff and his family for joining Malcolm, the protagonist adds “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword / His wife, babes, and all unfortunate swords / That trace him in his line.” Although many might argue that Macbeth was forced to kill Duncan, which caused him to kill everyone else, the protagonist could of have refused to follow his wife’s orders and refrain from the power he wants. From the quotations used, we can now tell that Macbeth is a monster due to the murders he
Once he conquers his first goal and becomes King of Scotland, he goes mad. Evil takes over him and he takes on atrocities with ease. Macbeth proves his himself better suited for the battlefield rather than political decisions. Macbeth’s response to any problem is death and murder since he is not suited to make those decisions. Macbeth is never comfortable in his role and with his decisions, and role of a criminal.
Macbeth decided to go through with his plan to kill Duncan, “I am settled, and bend up/Each corporal agent to this terrible feat/Away, and mock the time with fairest show/False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (1.7.92-96). Macbeth knew that it wasn’t right to kill his king; however, Macbeth’s ambition takes over the conscience in his mind. Macbe... ... middle of paper ... ...re power. Macbeth’s fall was his own fault because his lust for more power wasn’t going to stop and he was willing to kill anyone blocking or threatening his path. A position of power causes an individual to feel a sense of invisibility therefore; they think that they are above everyone else.
Another sign of Macbeth changing was when he believes the witches prophecy and fantasizes about what it would be like to be the king. Macbeth becomes selfish and kills Duncan so that he can be king. Macbeth becomes selfish so that he can keep his position as king. Macbeth begins to kill everyone that gets in his way of his throne. Macbeth eventually loses all emotion and allows his ambition to consume him.
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. He would abuse his powers by killing people and not worrying about his duties as a king. Macbeth struggles in obtaining in sleep because he was unable to think straight. This sleep was partially one of the reasons for his death. Macduff’s ambition was to kill Macbeth, for his family and Scotland, so he is not like Macbeth who wants to kill everyone just for the throne.
He might of been the courageous hero at the beginning of the play but progressed in a downward spiral which caused his condemnation, and made him into a tragic hero. Macbeth was a strong nobleman. He along with Banquo were leaders of the King Duncan’s army. The captain describes Macbeths strength and power that won him the battles, “But all’s too weak:/ For brave Macbeth -- well he deserved that name- / Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valor’s minion carved out his passage/ Till he faced the slave;” (1.2.17-22). But then Lady Macbeth pressured Macbeth into killing Duncan to become king by calling him a female and tearing his self confidence down.
Macbeth is a resilient general who killed for loyalty that transformed into a blood covered guilty king who kills to gain his position. Although the thanes view Macbeth’s attainment of position as honorable and right, the reality is that Macbeth killed the King to fulfill the prophecy divulged
In order for Macbeth to become king, he killed King Duncan, which made a lot of people dislike Macbeth. MAcbeth chose to do this since he chose power over integrity. Macbeth made his image even worse as he continued to murder people and act like a fool. This led people to dislike Macbeth even more and then realize that he was not a smart King. Lastly, since Macbeth was not a likeable character he should be condemned and disdained due to his idiotic behaviors.
The inevitable demise of Macbeth was set in motion by Lady Macbeth’s greed for power, but by Macbeth becoming King and gaining all this power his morals suffered greatly, and he became fearful and paranoid of anyone that was a possible threat to his throne. In Macbeth Lady Macbeth is perceived to be very evil and conniving, she is the catalyst that pushes Macbeth into killing King Duncan. She emasculates and manipulates him, causing his psychotic tendencies. Before the murder of Duncan, Macbeth played the role of a honorable servant of the King, and was praised for killing the traitorous Thane of Cawdor. Instead of the praise of Macbeth’s bravery bettering his personal integrity, he lets his prophesies that the witches informed him about go to his head.