This causes him to plan to kill Macduff and his family, and in return they raise an army and slaughter Macbeths army. “Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself, within my sword's length set him; if he ‘scape, heaven forgive him too!”(IV.iii.33-35). This is the reason Macbeth eventually falls to tragedy and ends up dying during a war with Macduff. Macbeth being the cause of tragedy in the play had three main causes. The witches prophecies, Lady Macbeth being his wife and influencing him more than anyone else could, and Macbeth's ambition, all led to Macbeth causing the tragedy, which ultimately ended up killing him.
Shakespeare’s play Tragedy of Macbeth is based in Scotland, where a nobleman of King Duncan plots to kill the king in order to become king himself, but he doesn’t stop there. Macbeth’s greatest tragic flaw is that he is very gullible. In the play, Macbeth shows this by listening and believing the three witches, listening and giving in to his wife, and by his own delusions. Listening and believing the three witches was not a good move. When the witches tell him about being thane of Cawdor and king, he grows exceedingly desirous of these things.
The motif of fate, helps the reader understand that Macbeth can be easily manipulated. In his soliloquy, he admits that he can not act thoughtfully because he is motivated only by ambition. In addition, his tone is not convincing and has not made up his mind for four scenes in the play. Because he can be easily manipulated and his growing ambition, eventually he suffers the consequences when a rebellion forms to kill him in act five. In the middle of the novel, Macbeth approaches the witches in order to stabilize his kingship.
Moreover, I believe that Macbeth caused his own downfall. There were people like the witches and his wife who influenced him, but it was his choice to choose over salvation of the next world and material gain of this one. Ambition is always good...to an extent. An overambitious person, Macbeth is too intrigued by the witches' prediction that he ignores all of the years of loyalty and ethics to his king for his own selfishness. And in the end, apparently, Macbeth's ambition is stronger than his conscience.
He eventually is manipulated into committing the crime by his wife, Lady Macbeth, who talks about his manhood and accuses him of lacking manliness. That Macbeth could be manipulated into committing murder by such accusations further establishes his weak character. After the crime, Macbeth is indeed crowned king, allowing hi... ... middle of paper ... ...nnot be legitimized by his loyalty to Scotland, it is only a political rule. He therefore also lacks the ‘‘king becoming graces’’ of devotion. Analysing Macbeth’s virtues, or lack thereof, and vices, one must come to the conclusion that Macbeth always had a tyrannical nature.
In order for him to do this, something would need to happen to the current king of Scotland, Duncan. When informed of the prophecy, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, manipulates Macbeth into following through with the murder plans by questioning his manhood. The rest of the story is follows a once loyal soldier into the darkness of doing whatever it takes to become king. The death of Duncan does not rest solely on Macbeth’s shoulders, but rather the weird sisters and Lady Macbeth share the burden with the blood-stained king. The weird sisters tell Macbeth he is destined to become king so Macbeth kills Duncan to fulfill their prophecy.
All he holds value of is keeping his crown, and his greed for power leads to his cockiness in his last battle with Macduff. Because he does not believe one of women-born can stop him, he overlooks Macduff, and when Macduff’s history is revealed, Macbeth loses all confidence and loses the battle, and his life. Because of the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s ambition and Macbeth’s greed, Macbeth diverges from his values and principles, corrupting him and ultimately leading to his downfall. Because of their greed and pride, the characters in the Tragedy of Macbeth end up not only losing everything that was important to them, but also the path on life they had tried so hard to stay on. Greed and pride shatters the fate that one would have had, whether fate is defined as where one would want to end up, or as where one will end up at.
Firstly, the witches introduce the idea of becoming king to Macbeth, who later shares it with the Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth then takes advantage of this information to further her and her husband’s place in society by convincing her weak willed husband to kill the King. Finally, Macbeth brought further ruin to himself by being foolish enough to seek out the witches’ guidance once more. This is how the reader can determine that the witches did, in fact, cause for the play’s events to occur. Works Cited Gibson, Rex, ed.
After the death of Duncan, Macbeth becomes ambitious, and hires murderers to kill Banquo without notifying Lady Macbeth. Even though he is a decorated soldier, when Macbeth rises to power, he becomes ruthless. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth becomes weak, and insane. Shakespeare illustrates how Macbeth’s obsession with power undermines his moral judgement, leads to his mental deterioration, and ultimately results in his death. Initially, Lady Macbeth
William Shakespeare's Macbeth In the tragic play "Macbeth", by William Shakespeare, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth decide, to kill King Duncan. In the play, we see the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth transform in their personality after murdering the King. Macbeth begins the play as a noble soldier, gradually changing into an ambitious murdering man. Similarly, Lady Macbeth is ambitious but she begins as a rebellious woman who dominates her husband, gradually changing into a guilt ridden, and weak woman. This essay will answer the question "To what extent is Macbeth to blame for the tragic events of Macbeth.