The supernatural element also takes place when Lady Macbeth calls upon spirits to give her power to plot the murder of Duncan without any remorse or conscience. She says, "Come, you spirits/ that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,/ and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full/ of direst cruelty!" (1.5). Her soliloquy shows that she relied on the supernatural by asking for something unnatural to get rid of her natural feelings of compassion and make her cruel. The murder of King Duncan initiates another ... ... middle of paper ... ..."I will, to the weird sisters:/ More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know, / By the worst means, the worst" (3.5).
He begins to decide on a course ... ... middle of paper ... ... to kill Banquo he says “ Not I’ th’ worst rank of manhood say ‘t And I will put that business in your bosoms”(3.1.115) This was the same technique that Lady Macbeth used when she was persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan; she questioned his manhood. While Macbeth is loosing his morals, Lady Macbeth is developing hers. After Macbeth reveals his plot to kill Banquo she is reluctant to add another murder to those already committed: “You must leave this”(3.3.40) In act three another prophecy foretold by the witches comes true. The paradox “fair is foul and foul is fair” characterizes the changes the protagonists undergo in acts one, two and three. Throughout the play Macbeth, the “fair” one, becomes overcome by guilt and becomes “foul”.
Macbeth had also written that the witches predict he will replace Duncan as King. After reading the letter, Lady Macbeth had been informed that the King will come and stay at her place. She immediately draws spirits to elude out her femininity and sympathy. She later encourages Macbeth of how he should plan his murder of King Duncan. In the first scene, Shakespeare had informed the audience of “thunder and lightning”, this gives a stereotypical view of something evil and sinister.
This all revolves around the idea of the unnatural influencing Macbeth and causes much of the tragedy within the play to occur. Lady Macbeth wishes to throw out her morality for the sake of gaining a title. With the help of invisible sprits, she wants to make herself able to commit a terrible act of murder to make her dreams of the royal life come true, without having reservations or remorse. She approaches Macbeth with her intent to kill King Duncan. Macbeth, although wanting th... ... middle of paper ... ...s insanity and madness which he has brought upon himself from the witches prophecy, his ambition was so overpowering that it took control of his mind and focused only on success and power which eventually led him to insanity.
Once Macbeth is told his prophecy of being king by the witches, he soon writes a letter to his wife explaining his newly found future, hoping to find some advice in return. Instead, Lady Macbeth quickly begins to think how life could be greater if he were king now. She then persuades Macbeth into killing King Duncan. "And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man." says Lady Macbeth, trying to change her husbands mind.
The Murder of King Duncan in Macbeth Many factors were involved in Macbeth's decision to kill King Duncan. He had pressure from his wife, he had an idea in his head, given to him by the three witches, and he was extremely ambitious. All of these factors contributed to his demise in the end and his decision to murder his king. This whole situation comes about because of three witches who wanted to cause trouble for Macbeth. They knew all along what would happen to him in the end.
The witches' predictions sent Macbeth into his own world where he could not be stopped on his way to becoming king. The brave hero from in Act I has metamorphosised in to someone or something that is completely villainous. Although Lady Macbeth at times in the play provided the spark that caused Macbeth to commit murder, and although she may be villainous, Macbeth is ultimately far more villainous. He will do anything and will stop at nothing to preserve the crown in his head and is entirely driven by his greed and ambition. Macbeth’s rise and fall from power in the play, Macbeth relates very closely to the quotation, “Power corrupts.
It also sets the dark mood the play carries throughout the unfolding events. Act one starts with a battlefield scene, three witches becoming introduced, and Macbeth becoming the middle of importance right away. Macbeth is made thane of Cawdor which leads to a power hungry taste in Macbeth’s wife mind. She craves the idea of her husband going farther to be more powerful, and more controlling. Which thus leads to a devilish plan assassinating their King Duncan so her dear husband Macbeth can take the crown and throne.
The witches Prophecy upon Macbeth cause him to feel restless and have thoughts about if it is destined for him to become king. Macbeth ends up going through with the murder of Duncan. After the murder takes place, Macbeth’s morals and his judgement begin to become opaque. Guilt commences Macbeth an... ... middle of paper ... ...itant about making the prophecy of killing Duncan a reality until, Lady Macbeth makes him feel un masqulin. Macbeth now convinced that he must prove his manliness by becoming king and he must make this happen by murdering Duncan.
Therefore we can assume that it was Lady Macbeth that transformed Macbeth into a megalomaniac. The witches were the force that initiated Macbeth’s possibility to murder Duncan for the throne, which led to the destruction that followed thereafter. When the witches welcome Macbeth they call him by three names, “hail thee, Thane of Cawdor”, “hail thee, Thane of Glamis” and, “”thou shall be king thereafter.” By calling Macbeth by these names the witches aimed for Macbeth to pursue these titles, the role of king in particular as he was not to receive it by chance. “Malcolm, son of Duncan, King of Scotland,” if not for the murders Macbeth would have not gained the kingship as Malcolm was heir. By the witches suggesting that Macbeth would become king they are liable for creating the possibility for Macbeth to choose to commit the disasters that followed.