He even says that the presence of the three witches is not ethical and cannot be good. Then, Macbeth states, “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me” (1.4.158). When he contemplates about killing Duncan, the audience can see that Macbeth is ambitious for power and is tantalized over the witches’ prophecy. He wants to become king and if he has the opportunity, he will be take it. The way he handles the situation suggests that he is unsure that being a high-ranking officer is
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.
Macbeth’s judgment is not only impaired by the three witches’ prophecies but also his wife’s corrupt ambition. As time progressed before Duncan’s murder, the idea of senselessly killing his own king lingers in Macbeth’s mind. The only logical avenue in his mind is to wait for the prophecies to come true instead of rushing them unnaturally; Lady Macbeth slaughters this idea of patience. She questions Macbeth’s manhood, and makes him think that the only way to successfully gain dominance is to murder his royal leader, Duncan. After killing Duncan, Macbeth feels that the only way to guarantee the throne he must take out Banquo, Macbeth’s right hand.
Then Banquo is told riddles that his children will be royal and he will not. After the witches disappear then Ross and Angus come up to them and Ross informs Macbeth the news which he just heard. Then Macbeth contemplates whether he will have to spill blood to become king, then when he is done they all continue to Forres. Then Duncan finds out that Cawdor dies because his son killed him. Then Ross, Angus, Banquo and Macbeth arrive.
With this, he is allowing these undermining and evil ways of his to get the betterment of him, corrupting his being. Macbeth is so consumed by the thoughts of becoming powerful that he corrupts himself to an even further extent. Before and after the murder o... ... middle of paper ... ... him. After Macbeth finds out of Banquo and Fleance's escape, he takes no time in moving onto the next victim. His ambition is to "surprises" Macduff with the "edge o' th' sword," but his wife and children, their "unfortunate souls," die instead (IV.i.174-177).
Near the start of the play he needed no one except himself and the wise words of another thane. This would soon change when manipulation and his ambitions overtook his normal state of mind, to cause him to start the ceaseless slip towards his fate. One of the leading characters which cause him to change his state of mind was his wife. When she learns of the chance to kill Duncan, resulting in the crowning of Macbeth king of Scotland, she jumps on it. Using her position of influence on Macbeth she was able to talk him in to killing king Duncan.
Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakesepare's Macbeth Background King Duncan, has been murdered by Macbeth, and Macbeth is crowned King of Scotland. Banquo is back in the royal castle of Forres, and we find out, that he has been observing the recent events and is aware of the witches' prophecies. This prompts him to wonder if the prophecy made to him by the witches may also come true. Meanwhile, Macbeth fears that Banquo and his son Fleance may be an obstacle to him and plans their murder, keeping Lady Macbeth in the dark. Lastly, in this scene, Macbeth plans to kill Banquo and his son through hired assassins.
Macbeth is excited by what he sees and he makes it out that he is the next ruler of Scotland. The fact that he witches have used riddles to communicate makes it even more challenging for these two to understand what they a... ... middle of paper ... ...int the only thing she can think of is the murder of the king. However, since Macbeth had been with Banquo, when the witches prophesied, he decides to murder Banquo and his son Fleance. Banquo is killed but Fleance is not killed. At a royal banquet, the image of Banquo appears and in the same, Lady Macbeth tries to control the situation.
If his judgment had remained intact in the face of the witches' powerful prophecy, he certainly would have decided not to let his actions be dictated by a prophecy given to him by three strange witches who evade most of the questions he asks. With great trepidation and considerable pressure from Lady Macbeth, he commits his second mistake by proceeding to murder King Duncan. Driven by a persecution complex that starts with the knowledge that Banquo is meant to be the f... ... middle of paper ... ...vil, until it becomes too late to save his humanity. Works Cited and Consulted: Campbell, Lily B. "Macbeth : A Study in Fear."
By the time the Letter has been read by Lady Macbeth the thane of Cawdor has been executed on accounts of high treason, and Macbeth is announced the new Thane as he fought well at battle. So this is the second prediction that has come true and she begins to think while reading about the third prediction "King of Scotland." Lady Macbeth's reaction to the letter is that something has to be done, and she knows that the only way for Macbeth to become King is for the ... ... middle of paper ... ...end of the scene we can se a big difference as we can tell how adamant and persistent he is on killing his friend and ruler. The three witches set the start of the play if they hadn't of made the 3 prophecies for Macbeth, the witches only stated fact and lady Macbeth helped to persuade him if she hadn't of persuaded him there would have been no chance of King Duncan being murdered. Macbeth require only a little bit persuasion as he is a born warrior, so killing is one of his talents, as this is how he become the Thane of Cawdor by being a strong warrior.