The Downfall of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play During this essay I will be assessing the characteristics of Macbeth which brought about his downfall and eventually led to his death. It could be argued that because of his ambition it would inevitably lead to his fall downfall and ultimately his death but there are other factors that contributed to it. Within this essay I will address these points and make clear how they affected him. These characteristics collectively had helped Macbeth to become the man he was hence steered him to the direction of his death. Macbeth has a long list of respectable qualities which had helped him to become the good man he was before the factor of greed had clouded his thoughts and consequently made him become the opposite of what he was. The qualities that Macbeth possessed were many and these were characteristics including bravery, loyalty, honesty and morality. However a majority of these virtues had dissolved as soon as he had been enlightened by the witch who had foretold the future. It could be argued that what would have been Macbeth's fate if he had or hadn't listened to the witches, but never the less he captivated himself with the possible outcome. Therefore he had taken matters into his own hands and adapted himself to the information from the witches and reacted to the situation therefore creating his own destiny. In the beginning of the play Macbeth was given a new heading in act 1 scene 4 and was names the 'Thane of Cawdor' which he had excelled to from the 'Thane of Glamis'. This title had been given to him because of his loyalty to King Duncan and because of his great expertise ... ... middle of paper ... ...Macbeth had both the positive and negative features to his personality which had enabled him to get him where he was. His past experience on the battle field gave him that edge in killing someone but he had never been prepared for killing someone who he had held close to him as a friend and a loyal soldier to his king. But because of his ambitions and did what he did it had forced him to become paranoid, feeling guilty and mentally unstable. But it was mainly the conscience of Macbeth which had led him to his death but without this factor I do believe that he could have lived a lot longer as king. His time as king was short lived which brings me to my conclusion that it is almost inhumane to commit a murder without the side affect and Macbeth should have taken this into consideration before he killed his friend Duncan.
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Macbeth's Downfall in William Shakespeare's Play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare is a play set in 1040 about a Scottish general named Macbeth. It explores the transformation and effect of his ambition upon his life. Although it is set in 1040, it is written in the 1606 under the reign of James 1st. James' very recent accession to the English throne would have been of great contemporary importance and a play which focuses on Kingship would have roused interest too.
Macbeth, “A matchless soldier, kinsman to the king, wins the king’s battles and the king’s praise” however, “prompted by inner ambitions and external urgings”, he takes rash decisions conclusively ending in his atrophy of his title, power, and position (Bernad 49). Several factors contribute to the downfall of Macbeth, which produce a contagion effect; and ultimately end with his demise. The weird sisters disclose his prophecies which enlighten him about Duncan’s throne; Lady Macbeth abets Macbeth to realize his deep desires and come to the conclusion to murder Duncan; and Macbeth, the most significant contributor, makes his deep desires come to reality. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the weird sisters and Lady Macbeth are important contributors to Macbeth 's downfall, however, they are not mostly responsible. Unlike, the weird sisters and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is the most prominent contributor to his downfall; whose actions, decisions, and state of mind lead to his ruination.
There were several aspects of Shakespeare’s novel ‘Macbeth’ that led to the downfall of Lady Macbeth. The mentality of Lady Macbeth in the play changes dramatically from the wife a Noble General, to an evil aggressive murderer (brought upon by the witches predictions), and finally a woman who had de-graded to such an extent that she took her own life.
What does free will mean? In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character, Macbeth has a burning desire to become king and control Scotland, after three witches tell him a prophecy. Macbeth believes them and resolves to take matters into his own hands in order to ensure his reign. However, his greed and paranoia overwhelm him, creating many enemies such as MacDuff. Thus Macbeth causes his own death. Macbeth is not a helpless victim of fate, he actively made decisions that only benefited him. Macbeth was entirely aware that if he had done nothing fate would have taken care of it. Instead, he took action, believing that was the only way to the crown.
The blame game is a game that everyone participates in, and sometimes occurs more than one would like. Macbeth participated in one that led to his death. Not only him leading to his downfall, but the downfall of others and the community of Scotland. Macbeth is the cause of all that has happened. Macbeth is truly the one to blame for the mistakes he has made and put on himself. The funny thing is that he did not just beat on himself, but beat the country of Scotland. All in all, Macbeth is the blame of his own downfall and his own death.
The desire for power has the ability to impair the decisions of a typically secure individual and crumble the lives of people around him/her. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's hunger for power leads her to convince her husband to kill innocent people. This drive overall stems from her strong inner ambition. Each one of her character traits directly affect the choices that she makes, and those choices are sometimes harmful. Lady Macbeth's strong ambition, persuasiveness, and extreme guilt are responsible for her downfall.
Many bloody and unforgettable actions were performed by Macbeth during his reign, in the play, Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare. Each action, more evil than the previous, caused great turmoil for himself. As the turmoil with Macbeth elevated, so did the likelihood of his demise. Macbeth’s immoral decisions, and his power driven nature, proves that he led to his own demise.
Do you ever feel like you’ve done something that you can’t take back? Have you ever wanted to blame someone else for your mistake. Do you ever blame yourself for the mistakes you have made? In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it shows a man who does some crazy things. He doesn’t realize all that he has done, he just keeps messing up in life. He let’s people get into his mind, and he won’t stand up for himself at all. There are three reasons why I believe that Macbeth is the one to blame for his mistakes. The three reasons are power, leadership, and happiness.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is full of supernatural forces and events. These supernatural forces were a very big role in the creation of a suspenseful atmosphere as well as in the development of the character Macbeth. Additionally, they justified his changing personality, beliefs, and morals. The inclusion of prophetical witches, ghosts, apparitions and visions eventually led to Macbeth’s tragic downfall.
While not the only contributing factor, Lady Macbeth does play a substantial role in the downfall of her husband. She is a like a catalyst for Macbeth and essentially pushes him to do what he would not have been able to do on his own. Macbeth himself highly ambitious and determined, but his wife is even more so. At first he refuses to kill Duncan but she persists and eventually gets him to do it. It is important to note here that Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth forward by manipulating him. In this sense, she can be related to Cathy Ames from East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Also, being a woman, she is confined by the conventions of society which prevent her from doing much. At what point she even wishes that she were 'unsexed' so she could commit the murder herself. Because of this, she pours her ambition and desire for power into Macbeth. Again she accomplishes this through manipulation. For example, at one point when Macbeth is disagreeing with her idea of killing Duncan, she questions his manhood:
I will examine to what extent Lady Mcbeth is to blame for her husband 's downfall. I believe she is the one to blame for Mcbeths downfall .Lady Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous and scary female characters. Her role was so large, in fact, that she uses her position to gain power, stay strong enough to support her unstable Lord, and fails horribly while their relationship falls apart. Everything about Lady Macbeth is enough to create the perfect villain because of her ability to manipulate everyone around her. .
In Act 1 Scene 2, Macbeth appears to be the boldest man on Earth, as