Because of his ambitious nature, he will fall to his tragic death. When Macbeth and Banquo return from their triumphant battle, they encounter the three witches at the moor. They prophesize how he will become the Thane of Glamis, the Thane of Cawdor, and eventually the king of Scotland. Soon after, Ross, a Scottish noble, tells Macbeth that he has become Thane of Cawdor. Once Macbeth knows that he will eventually become king, he steps aside and contemplates if he should kill Duncan, the king.
Whiles I see lives, the gashes Do better upon them.” (V, viii). At the beginning of the play, we view Macbeth as being a hero who would defend his King and country against traitors. He also holds a lot of guilt about killing Duncan, and is commanded by his own wife to do so. When Macbeth progresses into a villain, he becomes more detached from Lady Macbeth and can make decisions without her. With this, he becomes more ruthless in his efforts to stay as the King of Scotland and people describe him as ‘This tyrant’ (V, iii) and ‘A dwarfish thief’ (V, ii).
View of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play The ' Play Macbeth' gives the audience plenty of opportunities to consider the reasons for the main characters actions. In this essay, I will consider Macbeth as a brave, courageous noble warrior who shows his ambition to become a king, with the cold-blooded murder of king Duncan. However, in doing so, he has upset the natural peaceful condition and cannot hope to succeed. The play begins with the brief appearance of the three witches and then moves to a military camp, where the Scottish king Duncan hears the news that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, have defeated a separate invading army from Norway, which was led by the rebel Macdonald. Because we first hear of Macbeth in the wounded captain's account of his battlefield valour in Act one, Scene two," For brave Macbeth disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, which smok'd with bloody execution, carv'd out his passage, till he fac'd the slave."
", Banquo is saying that he wants the prophesies to come true for him also and make him the king and the beginning of a long line of kings. The main idea of his soliloquy is that Banquo knows that Macbeth killed Duncan. Strangely enough, this soliloquy is placed two scenes before he died, not giving him enough time to tell anyone else about his discovery. Banquo has realized that Macbeth murdered Duncan but will die in two scenes anyway. In Banquo's soliloquy in the beginning of the third act of Macbeth, Banquo suspects that Macbeth is behind Duncan's murder.
Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare, portrays Macbeth as a kinsman, subject and trusted friend to King Duncan I of Scotland. A trusted friend, that is, until Macbeth has a chance encounter with the “three witches” (Shakespeare) or the “Weird Sisters”. The witches predict that Macbeth will become the next King and that his fellow companion, Banquo, will be the father of a line of kings. A change comes over Macbeth after his meeting; he is no longer content to be a follower of the King, he will “be” King at any cost. After killing the King and his friend Banquo, losing his wife to madness and ordering the execution of many, Macbeth is killed in much the same fashion as he has killed.
He is also portrayed as a heartfelt and caring man, when he himself decides that it is the wrong thing to do to murder the country’s own king – Duncan so that he can be king like the witches said. Everything about his character near the start of the play is good, and it seems as though he was the person people idolised at the time. Lady Macbeth gets a letter from Macbeth, in which she learns that the three witches had told Macbeth his destiny was to become King. ‘All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis!’ ‘All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!’ ‘All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!’ She thinks that Macbeth is too weak to do anything about confirming this prophecy, and as a result decided to transforms herself instead, hoping that with her support, Macbeth will allow the witches’ predictions to come true.
Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king thereafter!”(1.3, 51-53). Baffled by the witches’ loyalty, Macbeth is soon crowned Thane of Cawdor. He starts to gain confidence and promise in the witches’ prophecies, leading Macbeth to be driven to become king. This drive pushes him to kill King Duncan of Scotland.
The two warriors encounter three witches who greet Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and „(…) King hereafter'. They prophesize that Banquo will become king though he will not himself be one. Macbeth, who is already Thane of Glamis, is startled when two messengers from the king greet him as the new Thane of Cawdor, thus fulfilling the witches' prophecy in part. When Macbeth learns that Duncan's son Malcolm has been appointed Prince of Cumberland, automatic successor to the throne, he momentarily entertains the idea of killing the king and so begins the ultimate prediction of the witches. Banquo resists any thoughts that might hasten the witches' prophecy that his children will be kings.
Then King Duncan comes to the decision to kill Cawdor and then Macbeth will "become Cawdor". Then Duncan sends out Ross to go tell Macbeth about what had happened at this time. In scene three the witches approach Banquo and Macbeth when they were on their way to Forres. The witches inform Macbeth and Banquo about what had happened in the kings court and they tell him he is the Thane of Cawdor and Glamis and that Macbeth will eventually become king. Then Banquo is told riddles that his children will be royal and he will not.
Everyone will be saddened and confused, looking for answers on how their King died. In the last lines of the soliloquy, Macbeth gives the sole reason he has for the murder, “I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself / And falls on th' other.” (I.7.25-28). Macbeth says that he has absolutely no reason to kill Duncan, except for his ambition. Shakespeare then personifies his ambition as overleaping which falls over itself. This also foreshadows Macbeth’s death.