Because of his ambitious nature, he will fall to his tragic death. When Macbeth and Banquo return from their triumphant battle, they encounter the three witches at the moor. They prophesize how he will become the Thane of Glamis, the Thane of Cawdor, and eventually the king of Scotland. Soon after, Ross, a Scottish noble, tells Macbeth that he has become Thane of Cawdor. Once Macbeth knows that he will eventually become king, he steps aside and contemplates if he should kill Duncan, the king.
Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!! All hail Macbeth that he shalt be king hereafter” (A1 S3 48) Macbeth sure enough became interested in what the witches had said but yet he sure quite didn’t really believe them. A few minutes or so pass by and Ross (Macbeth’s cousin) tells Macbeth that the thane of Cawdor is in line for death and that Duncan has named Macbeth to be the new thane of Cawdor. Macbeth becomes shocked that everything the witch’s prophecy has so far become true. Although the only way Macbeth can get rid of Duncan is by killing him.
(Act 1, scene 3, lines 54-55). When Macbeth heard the witch’s sayings, he became confused, this is because he knew even if King Duncan did die he had sons and they would take over the throne of Scotland, and the Thane of Cawdor was alive and was a very prosperous gentle man. Macbeth tells his wife (Lady Macbeth), she persuades him to kill the king of Scotland (King Duncan). Lady Macbeth does not want to do it her self because she said the king reminds her of her father. Macbeth is a very brave and courageous general who fights for his king and his country (Scotland).
Macbeth was one of Shakespeare's most tragic heros. He had flaws and weaknesses, he was very noble but lost his good qualities through the play. He was brave and a courageous noble man who got corrupted by superstition, Love, and overwhelming enthusiasm. Three points that contributed to Macbeths decay are first the prophecy that was told by the three witches, Lady Macbeth's influence and manipulation, and finally Macbeths long going enthusiasm to be king. He might of been the courageous hero at the beginning of the play but progressed in a downward spiral which caused his condemnation, and made him into a tragic hero.
Cultural beliefs in Scotland during the 1600s include supernatural ideas such as witches and how they could predict the future. The third witch says to Banquo and Macbeth "All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!" (1.3.50). When Macbeth is told that he is going to be king of Scotland, he is driven by his vaulting ambition of becoming king and fulfilling the witches prophecy through killing everyone in his way of the crown. In Scotland during the time of Macbeth, heroes were celebrated and a king’s prestige was based on success as a war leader, but Macbeth was not voted into monarchy.
The play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare in the beginning of the 17th century, deals with a man's turn from the king's most glorious, brave and courageous general into a traitor and murderer influenced by evil forces. In the following I am going to describe the play briefly and explain the theme of it. Furthermore I will discuss Macbeth's character and his internal conflict. While the general Macbeth and his friend Banquo are returning from a victorious battle, King Duncan hears of their courage and bestows the title of Cawdor on the still absent Macbeth. The two warriors encounter three witches who greet Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and „(…) King hereafter'.
Vikrant Parsai, an Indian poet, wrote a proverb saying, “He who wants everything every time will lose everything anytime.” In the tragic play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is presented as a honorable warrior when he defeats Macdonald 's army in battle but becomes a man full of greed. He encounters three witches, who grant him a prophecy, stating he would become the future thane of Cawdor and the future king. He shares his experience with his wife, Lady Macbeth, and she plots and encourages him to kill King Duncan of Scotland. After killing Banquo, a dear friend of his, Macbeth becomes blinded by the desire for power and meets his ultimate fate, death. Motifs such as fate and time are used to better represent the motives and qualities
In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses motifs and themes in his writing to highlight significant points and messages throughout the play. In the tragedy, Macbeth, a once valiant solider, gets promoted to thane but his ambition to be King runs too far after the witches’ prophecies show that he will become king one day. Macbeth eventually becomes king by killing Duncan and his best friend as he turns violent, insane and greedy for absolute power. Using the motif of temptation, Shakespeare portrays violence, insanity and greed through Macbeth in order to show the consequences associated with absolute power’s corrupting nature. By describing Macbeth’s violence towards others as a result of his ambitions to become king, Shakespeare demonstrates that power can cause people to commit evil actions.
He eventually is manipulated into committing the crime by his wife, Lady Macbeth, who talks about his manhood and accuses him of lacking manliness. That Macbeth could be manipulated into committing murder by such accusations further establishes his weak character. After the crime, Macbeth is indeed crowned king, allowing hi... ... middle of paper ... ...nnot be legitimized by his loyalty to Scotland, it is only a political rule. He therefore also lacks the ‘‘king becoming graces’’ of devotion. Analysing Macbeth’s virtues, or lack thereof, and vices, one must come to the conclusion that Macbeth always had a tyrannical nature.
A Character Analysis of Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth By the end of Act V scene v it is clear that Macbeth is not going to rule his kingdom much longer. He is to be killed by a "man none of woman born" (IV,i,80) who we find out latter in the play is Macduff. Before Macbeth is to be killed we find out that he is a great warrior, a sane man, and a superstitious man. In Act I scene ii we find out that Macbeth is a great warrior. We start the scene off from a sergeants account of the fighting against the enemy's of the king and Macbeth.