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.
He does protest the suggestion a few times arguing both with himself and Lady Macbeth against the idea, but ultimately he succumbs and kills Duncan. This is Macbeth’s first villainous act of the play and it shows Macbeth relinquishing his morals in order to fulfill his ambitions. Macbeth struggles with his morals throughout the scene, referring to the murder as a “terrible feat” (1.7. 80) or saying that he will not continue with their plans (1.7. 32).
Instantly Macbeth started to fantasize how he is going to be king. He understood that in order for him to become king he has to kill Duncan. “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical”(Act 1 Sc. 3, p.23). He was pondering about the assassination until the moment that he could no longer control his emotions.
In order for him to do this, something would need to happen to the current king of Scotland, Duncan. When informed of the prophecy, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, manipulates Macbeth into following through with the murder plans by questioning his manhood. The rest of the story is follows a once loyal soldier into the darkness of doing whatever it takes to become king. The death of Duncan does not rest solely on Macbeth’s shoulders, but rather the weird sisters and Lady Macbeth share the burden with the blood-stained king. The weird sisters tell Macbeth he is destined to become king so Macbeth kills Duncan to fulfill their prophecy.
This makes Macbeth relieved, but he is shaken when a line of kings appear with Banquo. He decides to kill Macduff’s family immediately and Macduff seeks for revenge. Eventually, Macduff kills him because Macbeth
The witches constructed a plan, in which they deceive Macbeth into believing that he would become King, “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.” (Shakespeare, I.iii.144-145) Though Macbeth did not let this happen by “chance”, it was completely by his force and persuasion. He was determined to have the crown and the title of “Thane of Cawdor”. He was having constant thoughts about the outcome of killing King Duncan; his conscience and current thoughts are in a state of dissociation. After Macbeth writes the letter to his wife regarding the Witches’ Prophesy she creates a plan to carry out the murder of the king. She devised methods on how the king will be murdered.
Macbeth starts to think that he cannot kill Duncan, and the only thing that is keeping him on track with the plan is ambition. Macbeth says that ambition can make a person rush ahead into catastrophe. Macbeth follows through with murdering Duncan with the help of his wife. Later on, Macbeth becomes paranoid with his killing of Duncan, and he feels he cannot trust anyone. He ends up killing a plethora of people throughout his kingdom in order to feel safe.
Macbeth first illustrates a fair amount of guilt directly after murdering Duncan: “Methought heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep” (II.ii.35,36). Macbeth imagines a voice which states sleeping is no longer safe as Macbeth murdered Duncan in his sleep, heightening the cruelty of the crime and leaving Macbeth to mourn with guilt and remorse. He originally did not want to murder Duncan. He hoped there would be another way, until he realized it had to be done in order for him to be successful, which was the start to a future filled with astonishing amounts of guilt for him.
Despite this Macbeth cannot see through this and the witches plant the idea of being King into Macbeth's thoughts, which encourages Macbeth to consider his future. In the following soliloquy, Macbeth shows the audience his initial plan to murder Duncan, so that he shall have power to the throne, this will happen as previously Macbeth had
William Shakespeare's Macbeth In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, there is no doubt that the “dead butcher and his fiend like queen” (V, 9, 36) are both villainous; however they are villainous to varying degrees. We are first exposed to both of their villainy when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hear of the witch’s predictions, and their reaction is to murder Duncan. Even though Macbeth is initially portrayed as being courageous and honorable, he eventually becomes more villainous than Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth appears very villainous to begin with, because she encourages and provokes her husband to murder King Duncan. However she has nothing to do with the murders that Macbeth commits later on in the play: Macduff’s family, Banquo, and young Seaward.