All tragedies need to begin somewhere, even if said tragedies are self wrought. Lady Macbeth’s calamity begins when she uses mockery to talk Macbeth into killing king Duncan. “When you durst do it, then you were a man, And to be more than what you were, you would, be so much more the man” (I. VII, 54-56). After struggling with the thought of killing Duncan, Macbeth is reprimanded by Lady Macbeth for his lack of courage. She informs him that killing the king will make him a man, insinuating that he isn’t a man if he doesn’t go through with the murder.
His ambition to be king dissolved his good nature and morality. When Duncan arrives at Inverness, Macbeth controlled his ambition for the time being and thought very firmly on the plotting of Duncan’s murder. A quote by Lady Macbeth stated “My hands are of your color; but I shame to wear a heart so white”. When Lady Macbeth called him a coward, before you knew it, the murder was taking place. After the successful murder of Duncan, Macbeth entered a life of evil.
Macbeth turns into a dark and ominous being. Macbeth’s transition is deep and dark; he evolves from a faithful follower to a rebellious murderer. Macbeth’s first kill is startling, but this act of murder starts his murderous ways that would eventually rule his life. Macbeth isn’t sure he wants to commit this murder; however, Lady Macbeth talks him into it anyway. Lady Macbeth has to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan.
She understands that Macbeth has a lust for the throne. However, she fears that her husband would have trouble when attempting to murder Duncan and covet the throne because she regards Macbeth as “full o’ the milk of human kindness”. Since Lady Macbeth knows that her husband would never be able to perform such a task, she decides to control the procedures of the murdering of Duncan. She demands that “direst cruelty” contaminate her. She congregates everything that is evil inside her body in order to perform the evil deed of murdering Duncan.
"Yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’th milk of human kindness. To catch the nearest way thou wouldst be great. Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it." (Act 1, scene 5). Lady Macbeth is the force behind Macbeth’s sudden ambition and she tries to manipulate him into feeling guilty and unmanly for not following through with the murder, by using her husbands emotions, she manages to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan.
The reason why the protagonist is a monster due to wanting power is because of all the chaos that happened after gaining that power. In the beginning of the play, we all know that Macbeth wants to murder Duncan to become king of Scotland and obtain power. After gaining power, chaos happened all over Scotland. Macbeth killed Banquo because the main character had the feeling Banquo knew he killed Duncan, to prove this, Banquo says to the audience “Thou hast it now, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and, I fear, Thou play’dst most foully for it.” Which shows that Banquo knows Macbeth is suspicious. When the main character gained the power, he instantly killed characters from the play which shows that Macbeth wanted power to rule Scotland and kill anyone who goes against him, or counts him suspicious which makes him a monster for wanting power.
This is displayed when Macbeth becomes mutinous after murdering Duncan for the throne. Ultimately, Macduff is critical to Macbeth’s downfall due to the fact that he murdered Macbeth. This not only ended Macbeth’s life, but his reign over Scotland as well. Although there are many minor characters in the play, the witches, Duncan and Macduff are three of the most significant to Macbeth’s death. The witches play a brief, yet important role in Macbeth’s fate.
Macbeth is at first a man with a clear conscience until he is corrupted by his wife. Lady Macbeth is hungry for power so she presses Macbeth to kill Duncan as quickly as possible. The visions Macbeth sees before entering Duncan's chamber dwell entirely on the circumstances of horror and fear. Macbeth knows concisously that killing Duncan is wrong. Yet he also knows that to be king he has to kill Duncan.
An example of blood as a symbol of guilt is when Macbeth kills King Duncan. The witches told Macbeth that he would become king so he kills Duncan to fulfill the prophecy. At first Macbeth doesn’t want to kill the king but Lady Macbeth convinces him to murder Duncan so that he can become king. Lady Macbeth wants more power and after questioning Macbeth’s manhood he
As Macbeth shrives to success guilt overcome’s Macbeth where he can no longer think straight. Initially Macbeth planned was to kill Duncan but it wasn’t enough he also had to kill Banquo and Macduff’s family. On the other hand Lady Macbeth had to call upon the weird sister to unsexed her so she had no true feeling towards anything as if she was a man. However, the true guilt of the murder can fall on either Lady Macbeth or Macbeth. Perhaps one of the strongest obvious evidence that show guilt, is how it affects lady Macbeth, how she couldn’t handle it any longer, and that was the reason of her death.