This shows Lady Macbeth’s superiority over her husband. “would be” indirectly indicates that he is a wimp and a coward and that if he does not kill the kin... ... middle of paper ... ...To conclude it can be said that Shakespeare has crafted Macbeth into attracting sympathy. If all the sins that Macbeth committed were just told to a person then it leaves the reader no choice but to consider him evil and immoral; yet when the book is fully read the audience understands his mental anguish, a feeling of sympathy is aroused. Macbeth was a victim of his own power and ambition. He breaks down mentally losing power of himself, becoming very paranoid.
Macbeth says that Banquo’s royalty of nature should be feared, through this we are able to understand that Macbeth is evidently lost his grasp on his moral conscience and begins to take down any threat he sees, even if that threat is his best friend. Macbeth goes on to refer to Banquo as his enemy and although he could kill him himself, he fears to offend mutual friend they may have (III, i, 115 – 120). Macbeth then orchestrates the murder of Banquo and Fleance showing no remorse. Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that she should appear innocent and act nicely as to not draw any suspicion to themselves. “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed…” (III, ii, 46 – 47).
He does this because he is too malcontent with how he is currently living and is allured by the thought of what Duncan has: power. After the witches tell Macbeth his prophecy, and Lady Macbeth plots Duncan’s murder, Macbeth contemplates the reason he is killing Duncan. He realizes this would most likely be an egregious mistake, as he says, “...Not bear the knife myself. Besides, Duncan / Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been / So clear in his great office, that his virtues / Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking-off” (1,7,16-20). This being said, not only does he understand the consequences of killing Du... ... middle of paper ... ...ing himself.
The audience feels pity, likely to start when the tragic hero begins his downfall. Firstly, the audience exhibits a great amount of pity for the tragic hero Macbeth after he assassinates King Duncan: “I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on ’t again I dare not” (II.ii.51-53) The audience feels pity for Macbeth in this instance as it is evident that he realizes that he has made a mistake and is sincerely sorry, and the guilt is eating him alive. Lady Macbeth has been a negative influence on him, giving him ambition to kill King Duncan. Macbeth is evidently scared for what he had done and deeply regrets it, creating pity within the audience. Next, fear joins the audience during the scenes which involves Macbeth and the murderers.
His flaw of being led too easily is evident through the actions of characters who influence Macbeth. Macbeth is involved in a story intertwined with evil, disorder, conflict and failure; all resulting finally in his death. Part of being a tragic hero is possessing a flaw. A flaw which will inevitably lead to self-destruction; the fall of the tragic hero. In the play, the central protagonist Macbeth, is confronted with the supernatural and the prophesy of becoming king.
This demonstrates that Macbeth is deeply ashamed of what he has done. Macbeth also feels that the killing of Duncan has cut him off from God, because before the murder the text is full of references to things being divine, but following the murder everything in the text becomes bleak and unhol... ... middle of paper ... ...e prophecies give Macbeth a false sense of security. Macbeth is very insecure, which is an explanation as to why he feels he has to kill anyone who he remotely views as a threat to his reign including his plan to murder Macduff: "I'll make assurance double sure" I think this is because he is so insecure that he feels he needs to kill Macduff to make the prophecy come true. The multiple roles of Macbeth in the play demonstrate his changing character and illustrate the complete evolution of Macbeth's personality. Macbeth begins as a respectable person and gradually his personality descends until he eventually falls apart and loses control.
Macbeth states that it is his duty to kill him, but not let anyone see his crime, for it will all be over when Banquo is dead. “The Prince of Cumberland! That is step / On which I must fall down or else o’er leap, / For in my way it lies. Stars hide your fires; / Let not light see my black and deep desires: / The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be / Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see”(Macbeth 1.4.48-53). Macbeth also shows a supreme pride when he is thinking about the proposal of Duncan’s murder.
They both chase after their desire; however, they have different motivations: their motivation of wanting to kill. Macbeth was very devious; therefore, he wanted to murder to lift up his position in society. He is eventually ruined by his evil deeds. Macbeth later goes crazy because he is fighting against greed and guilt, which are totally different emotions. Macbeth 's avarice leads him to predetermine more and more terrible gluttonies.
"This dead butcher." To what extent is it possible to sympathize with Macbeth? William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth” is based upon the danger of the lust for power and betrayal of friends, which certainly involves Macbeth. I feel that to describe Macbeth as "this dead butcher" is an unfair way of summarizing him at the end of the play because he was a hero to begin with, but he ruins his noble nature as he is weakened by evil. Macbeth, a hero at the opening of the play, is told by three "weird sisters" that he will become great.
Macbeth does not feel concerned or nervous about planning out this murder like he was for the murder of Duncan. Macbeth is repeating the unhonorable actions he committed when killing Duncan. The hired assassins have killed Banquo and Macbeth has his second hallucination. “This is the very painting of your fear,” Macbeth has just seen the ghost of Banquo and Lady Macbeth is trying to shake him out of his feeling of guilt and fear(3.4.1348). “This the air drawn dagger which, you said, Led you to Duncan,” Lady Macbeth is trying to calm Macbeth down and reassure him that Banquo is not there; his hallucination is not real (3.4.1349-1350).