He shows his belief in loyalty to his king by "dar[ing] to do all that may become a man", by fighting seemingly losing battles for the safety of Duncan. Also, the idea of murdering Duncan makes him feel that he would lose his manhood. This is because he feels that if he "dares to be more" that what he is then he is not humble but instead greedy and therefore not a man. Macbeth, as well, shows that although he is cold-hearted on the battlefield, he is not with his wife. Deeply in love with his wife, Macbeth shares everything with her example here.
Macbeth told his wife to go out and talk to the people and make it seem like everything was okay. He told her to put on a “fake” smile to everyone so they would n ever have to suspect that the two of them did it. Is Macbeth a tragic hero or a kindhearted villain? To me, Macbeth is a tragic hero because as all this is going on, he says to himself that the king is a good king and I am supposes to protect him but instead I am planning how I am going to kill him. He feels that the king has done nothing wrong to him or the kingdom, and he does not deserve this.
You learn that his daughters Goneril and Reagan want to betray him so they get the kingdom to themselves. The two evil sisters plot to kill Lear seeing that he is blinded by his love for them and his willingness to help them in times of need. The author betrays lear as king but the reader knows the plot from the beginning on to the end on what his daughters plans are for their father and how it leads into the later parts of the story. When Kent tries to confront lear about the mistake he is making about his daughters lear refuses to listen to Kent because he is still heated towards Kent while Kent being his devoted follower tries to tell lear that cordelia is the honest of his daughters. Lear still refuses to listen because of his pride as a king he won’t change his mind and is dead sure that he is right and everyone else is wrong about this opinion of his daughters betraying him and only loving him for his land and possessions like Reagan and goneril do.
She understands that she must change in order to be able to even assist Macbeth in committing the murder, hence she is not inherently evil. Macbeth doubts himself as he doubts his fatherhood. In one of his 'talking-to-himself' monologues (I.VII.8:28) he shows that he is not ready to be a father. He says that he has no reason to bear a child other than his own ambition ("... I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/vaulting ambition... " (I.VII.25-27)) He also mentions that he would be so evil to commit the deed; he would first be violating his duty to protect his King, as wel... ... middle of paper ... ...the nightmares she experiences due to the murder of Duncan.
She manipulates her husband, who before this was a good, noble warrior, into a murderer. The only reason she does this too is because she is caring only for herself. She thinks of no consequences that could happen to her husband, she only thinks of becoming the Queen. No murders would have ever taken place if it were not for her. She is so bad that when Macbeth has his freak out at their dinner, she does not try to comfort him, but to only continue to cut him down and be rude to him.
Macbeth may have been a bad king, but he was not responsible for his collapse. The first reason is because Lady Macbeth questioned his manliness and drove him to kill Duncan which led him to murder more people as he got away with the first murder. The second reason is because of Banquo’s suspicion causing Macbeth to be fearful and later on, insane. The final reason is the witches as they encouraged him to let his guard down and they told him he was going to be king which led him to kill Duncan. These three influences were the main causes of Macbeth’s fall.
Macbeth doesn't seem to be anything but a scared coward who cannot stand for himself. He couldn’t even tell Lady Macbeth that he had killed Banquo. Even though Lady Macbeth helped to plot Duncan's murder, stereotypes of men and women in the time period make the men not expect and act of murder from a woman. The quotation, “Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between the effect and it” was said by Lady Macbeth showing foreshadowing. It makes it sound like she is about to do something evil.
As a result of his insecurity of his lack of manliness, Macbeth’s soul couldn’t be cleansed again. Macbeth proved to his wife that he was a “man” but the consequence of murdering the king was the beginning of the corruption of Macbeth’s soul because of the sense of power he had. Macbeth saw his actions as justifiable because he was motivated by his self-interest. Although Lady Macbeth pushed Macbeth to abuse his powers, it was ultimately his own doing because he had a choice to go or not go along with it. 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 is aware that his only motivation to kill the king is his ambition, and that ambition drives people to disaster. At the end of MacBeth’s monologue, he had chosen not to kill King Duncan, and shares his decision with his wife Lady Macbeth once she enters. Lady MacBeth, an power-hungry woman, persuades her husband to return to the plan of murdering their king. The first ploy she used to persuade MacBeth was an emotional appeal, making him feel bad about himself by calling him a coward. She asks him,”Wouldst thou have that, Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem,” dubbing him a coward for retreating from the plan they originally agre... ... middle of paper ... ... obvious human truth is the manipulative power of women have over men by making them feel unmasculine.
He plans to use words that will be like daggers, but does plan to put them into murderous action (3.2.378-379). Before he goes and talks to his mother, he comes across the King while he is repenting for his actions. Hamlet almost kills him, but stops when he realizes that the King will go to Heaven because he has repented (3.3.76-80). This stops Hamlet and proves that he is plotting the death of the King. An insane person would not have the capability to think about the consequences of their choice while they are one step away from the murder they desire.