“My thought, whose murder is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smother in summise and nothing is, but what is not.”(I, 3, 138) The villainy that Macbeth has already planned as a response to the predictions of three supernatural beings shows his innate villainy. Similar to Macbeth, Lady Macbeth upon reading the letter that explains the witch’s foretellings, and Macbeth’s appointment of thane of Cawdor immediately begins to plot the murder of King Duncan. “All that impedes thee from the golden round, which fate and me... ... middle of paper ... ... After the successful murder of Duncan, Macbeth entered a life of villainy. Ambition was also a clear motive to the murder of his friend Banquo. The witches' predictions sent Macbeth into his own world where he could not be stopped on his way to becoming king.
This causes... ... middle of paper ... ...characters that are important in contributing to Macbeth’s downfall. The witches are an example of this as they deliver prophecies to Macbeth that are necessary to Macbeth’s change in attitude and which lead to his downfall. The witches cause Macbeth to believe he is destined to be King and that no one is able to stop him. Additionally, Duncan is significant to Macbeth’s downfall. Duncan is murdered by Macbeth in order for him to become King and this murder makes Macbeth more ambition and determined which leads to his downfall.
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is the play which tells the story of a soldier and the disastrous path which he took in pursuit of the throne. Macbeth was a victim of forces beyond his control; they are the witches and Lady Macbeth. The witches create a stimulus for Macbeth to become destructive in his pursuit for the throne. However Macbeth was only persuaded and ready to kill after being influenced by Lady Macbeth. Therefore we can assume that it was Lady Macbeth that transformed Macbeth into a megalomaniac.
His wife, or the witches who foresee him becoming king often take the blame for being the catalyst of Macbeth’s troubles and therefore are often portrayed as villainous. Macbeth himself is the villain of the play as he gives up his morals in order to fulfill his ambitions, thus enabling him to act un-ethically and assume a villainous role,
Factors Contributing to Macbeth's Downfall in William Shakespeare's Macbeth In William Shakespeare's famous play Macbeth, there are many reasons for Macbeth's gradual downfall. Numerous factors contributed to Macbeth's ruin, such as his own character flaws and his demanding wife, Lady Macbeth. The Three Witches, however, caused Macbeth the most trouble. First, the sisters stirred his dormant ambitions to be king. In addition to this, the witches' prophesies gave Macbeth a false sense of security.
After killing Duncan, Macbeth feels that the only way to guarantee the throne he must take out Banquo, Macbeth’s right hand. Macbeth then disregards Lady Macbeth and starts making rash, psychotic decisions on his own that eventually take him down. Lady Macbeth walks in her sleep and confesses all of their crimes. She is consumed by the evil prophecies and never is the same. Scotland revolts against Macbeth as Thain of Cawdor, taking down his reign.
Senseless violence and inner rage cause the King of Scotland to murder Macduff's children and wife. The predictions of the witches are only temptations. The weird sisters never tell Macbeth what to do with these suggestions. He is initially curious and disbelieving about these deceptive hags, but he takes their forecasts literally. The witches only make predictions about the future kingship of Macbeth: "All hail, Macbeth!
He does not know Macdonwald who has been sentenced to death for betraying his country. The witches plant the idea of being King into Macbeth's mind, which has encourages Macbeth to consider his future. In his soliloquy, the audience learn about Macbeth's initial plan to murder Duncan so that he shall have power and position earlier, thus destroying the natural order. 'My thought, whose murther is yet but fantastical.' Macbeth sent a letter to Lady Macbeth outlining the witches' prophecy.
"What beast was’t, then that made break this enterprise to me" In Macbeth the Witches are shown as being evil, conniving, and cruel. "Here I have a pilot’s thumb, wreck’d, as homeward he did come." The Witches play a major role in convincing Macbeth to kill Duncan. They give Macbeth and Bonquo three prophecies: "all hail Macbeth hail to thee, thane of Cawdor" "all hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter" "thou shalt get kings, though be none." Bonquo doesn’t take these prophecies seriously, but Macbeth shows some ambition for power.
Change of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play The play 'Macbeth' gives the audience plenty of opportunities to consider the reasons for the main character's actions. In this essay I will consider the many factors which contribute to Macbeth's descent into evil; many factors play a pivotal role in deciding his ill-fated future. With his wife's cajoling, and the three witches' foretelling of his future Macbeth, will stop at nothing to gain position as King of Scotland. Macbeth's ambition also drives this same will as well as his feelings of fear and insecurity. The witches and their prophecies are the first major influence on Macbeth's actions.