Even though Macbeth was uncertain, his ambition for power was able to take over his mind, and provided him with a sufficient excuse to murder King Duncan. Macbeth had now achieved his goal, being the King of Scotland. His urges should have diminished, but they didn't. Macbeth was now dead set on retaining his new power. He became paranoid and feared Banquo, whose integrity and loyalty could allow him to avenge Duncan's death.
This mental instinct of yielding suggestions had also contributed to the development of Macbeth’s reign, like how Macbeth yielding Lady Macbeth’s idea of killing King Duncan to reign Scotland. Macbeth had believed that Banquo’s “royalty of nature reigns that which would fear’d,” (3,1,54-55). Macbeth began to believe that Banquo could be a threat to Macbeth’s chance of gaining reign of Scotland. This instinct leads him to having Banquo murdered. Together helping Macbeth gain royalty.
The seventeenth-century play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, employs blood as a powerful symbol to amplify the tragic nature of the work. Prior to, and immediately following Duncan’s death, blood magnifies the treachery of Macbeth’s murderous act. Throughout the play, blood constantly reminds the audience of the ruthless means the Macbeths implement to gain the crown. In the culmination of the play, blood symbolizes the irreconcilable guilt that will haunt the Macbeths for the duration of their lives. Blood’s ubiquitous symbolism emphasizes the constant guilt felt by the Macbeths in their tragic pursuit of the monarchy.
Through both of these cruel actions, Macbeth and his wife displayed that they are not concerned about the cost of the deed, but only final result that is achieved. This not only results in their downfall, but also has many harmful consequences to other characters. In Macbeth, Shakespeare suggests that driving ambition often causes one to ignore the means and focus only on the final goal; this causes one to participate in actions that have unfathomable consequences for both oneself and for others. Macbeth’s driving ambition to become king leads him to murder King Duncan. Once Macbeth learns of the witches’ prophesy that he will be King of Scotland, Macbeth immediately assumes that he must murder Duncan, the current king.
Appearance of Macbeth deceives to do his corrupt ambition. Macbeth is the Scottish soldier in King Duncan's army and the most trustworthy person by King Duncan. Macbeth becomes ambitious when Three witches gave him the prophecies from which he gets corrupted and willing to do anything. Macbeth is seen loyal to Duncan, frightful when Duncan dies but in the end, truth reveals about him as the murderer of Duncan and Banquo. In Act one, as Macbeth returns from the battlefield it made him the hero of Scotland, but he is still thinking of the prophecies that witches gave him.
Lady Macbeth had an immense influence on the corruption of Macbeth. Her lust for power impacted Macbeth in many ways. Both characters were over taken by unchecked ambition and a greed for power. Before the murder of King Duncan, Macbeth was a brave, noble warrior. “For brave Macbeth well he deserves that name… Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chop and fixed his head upon our battlements” (Act I, Scene 2, lines 2).
This is displayed when Macbeth becomes mutinous after murdering Duncan for the throne. Ultimately, Macduff is critical to Macbeth’s downfall due to the fact that he murdered Macbeth. This not only ended Macbeth’s life, but his reign over Scotland as well. Although there are many minor characters in the play, the witches, Duncan and Macduff are three of the most significant to Macbeth’s death. The witches play a brief, yet important role in Macbeth’s fate.
43) foreshadows the violent nature of the play filled with murder, guilt and pain. Blood in the murder of King Duncan also plays a major role because it represents Macbeth's guilt as well as his shame for slaying King Duncan. Macbeth observes his blood stained hands and remarks "As they had seen me with these hangman's hands." (II. ii.
Imagery in Macbeth William Shakespeare’s play, (if indeed he did write it) Macbeth is rife with killing, and is probably only second in bloodiness to his earlier play, Titus Andronicus. Not only is blood a key part of the plot for obvious reasons, it is also an example of imagery, representing several different symbols throughout the play. In the beginning, blood represents honor. Later, blood seems to show treachery. A the end of the play Shakespeare uses blood to show Macbeth’s guilt for all his evil and greedy acts.
Even though the Witches play a major part in causing Macbeth to kill and cause tragedy and start the wheels in motion, Lady macbeth and his own ambitions are the real culprits of corrupting Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife and is shown to be able to manipulate Macbeth. She manipulates him by confusing him and toying with his ma... ... middle of paper ... ...tragic downfall. Because of the crown, he inherits bad traits like being immoral and ruthless that corrupts him and leads to his downfall. This causes him to plan to kill Macduff and his family, and in return they raise an army and slaughter Macbeths army.