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In the middle of the novel, Macbeth approaches the witches in order to stabilize his kingship. The witches provide Macbeth three apparitions for him to follow. They instruct him to beware Macduff, but people born from a woman can not kill him. In addition, he will not lose his power until Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane. This makes Macbeth relieved, but he is shaken when a line of kings appear with Banquo.
Macbeth is obviously gullible as he believes the witches after a while and relies on their prophecies constantly. When returning from battle, Macbeth and his best friend Banquo come across three witches who tell them three prophecies. The three witches tell them of Macbeth's new title, Thane of Cawdor. They then surprise Macbeth by saying: "All hail, Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter!" They then tell Banquo that his sons will be kings but he will never rule a King.
His ambition soon consumes him and he begins to debate with himself whether or not he should kill King Duncan. He ends up deciding not to kill the King but he tells this to his wife but she persuades Macbeth to kill King Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill the King by taunting Macbeth and challenging his manhood: Lady Macbeth: …when you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. After Macbeth kills King Duncan he soon becomes King. But from this point on Macbeth’s mental state (e.g.
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is showed as a noble Scottish General in King Duncan’s army. The Captain and King Duncan praise Macbeth for his bravery “For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name-/Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish’d steel” (1.2 16-17). But when Macbeth meets three witches, his mentality completely changes. The witches predict that Macbeth is now the Thane of Glamis, but he will ... ... middle of paper ... ...Macbeth made them happen. With the encouragement of the witches and from Lady Macbeth, he made the destructive action of murdering Duncan.
This man’s ambition for the crown turns into ambition for security after he becomes king, causing him to kill more to keep his unrightful kingship safe. There are a lot of supernatural occurrences in this play, but Macbeth is not wholly influenced by the prophecies or apparitions. Shakespeare wanted the modern viewer to see how ambition and over-confidence can lead man to his downfall. Macbeth represents this perfectly. The murder of Duncan was committed due to the urging of Lady Macbeth, after the Witches merely brought the thought to the mind.
Macbeth was considered a tragic hero because he fought honorably for Duncan to become king against the invading forces and his bravery on the battle which later become the Thane Cawdor, but one of his tragic flaws is that he lets his wife control his ambitious desires. As far as the play continued Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were good people with very poor judgment being described as “this dead butcher and his fiend like queen” there downfall was not caused due to evil but caused by their ambition against Macbeth, sparked by the witch’s prophecy. Macbeth was undeceiving whether or not to kill Duncan for him to become king, because of Macbeth’s wicked behavior it led him to become a murder. In the beginning of the play Macbeth and Banquo are returning
It stresses absences, contradictions, and the inability of language to connect one human being with another because our language has no stability. For example, Macbeth can be looked at as a strong character but also a weak character. The drama states,” King: ‘What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won’” (Shakespeare 8). Macbeth was a great war hero, but, when looked from a different angle, he was only great under the command of someone else. He follows the direction of his wife, the Captain, and the witches, all of whom push him to do things to get power When Macbeth finally takes control of the kingdom, he kills Banquo on his own then everything falls apart and the people try to dethrone him.
After she reads out the letter to herself (soliloquy) she tells the audience what she thinks straight after: “What thou art promis’... ... middle of paper ... ...es people believe that before you were born you would have a pre-destination fate. So when the witches told Macbeth he would be king, he could have become king with out killing anyone. The king may have become ill and died, and his son would have been too young to be king, but we will never find this out! So Macbeth was trying to become king and therefore following his fate. Overall I think that Macbeth is to blame for the death of King Duncan because however much someone tries to make someone commit a murder, it is always the murderers fault, as he did not have to listen to his wife or the 3 witches.
Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return. Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth. Another example of how light comes into play is when Macbeth has the two murderess kill Banquo. Macbeth tells them to kill Banquo when he is on his way to his party with Fleance. A second example of how light imagery is used is when Macbeth says "And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.