“My thought, whose murder is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smother in summise and nothing is, but what is not.”(I, 3, 138) The villainy that Macbeth has already planned as a response to the predictions of three supernatural beings shows his innate villainy. Similar to Macbeth, Lady Macbeth upon reading the letter that explains the witch’s foretellings, and Macbeth’s appointment of thane of Cawdor immediately begins to plot the murder of King Duncan. “All that impedes thee from the golden round, which fate and me... ... middle of paper ... ... After the successful murder of Duncan, Macbeth entered a life of villainy. Ambition was also a clear motive to the murder of his friend Banquo. The witches' predictions sent Macbeth into his own world where he could not be stopped on his way to becoming king.
He believes the witches' prophesies at face value, never comprehending that, like him, things are seldom what they seem. Thus, he foolishly fortifies his castle with the few men he has left as Malcolm and Macduff are driving to kill him, banking on the fact that the events the witches predicted seem impossible. But in fact these predictions come true; the English army brings Birnam Wood to Dunsinane, and Macduff, who has been "untimely ripped" from his mother's womb, advances to kill Macbeth because of his "tragic" ambition. The witches have equivocated; they told him a double truth, concealing the complex reality within a framework that seems simple. Restoring proper order and control to the universe, Macbeth is murdered and the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist has been resolved.
Here's another / More potent than the first." The vaulting ambitions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth lead to the death of King Duncan. For the sake of Macbeth's ambition, he is willing to murder his cousin, Duncan. Macbeth realizes that murdering his king is perfidious and blasphemous because every king is set on throne by God; he is driven by his undying aspiration to steal the throne and be king: "I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself / And falls on th' other." Lady Macbeth is also moved by her avarice to be alongside her husband on the throne.
And with his former title greet Macbeth”, (I,iii,63). We catch a glimpse of how well the witches play on his ambition when he thinks immediately of their proposition once Duncan mentions naming his heir. By the end of the play Macbeth is regarded as a tyrant, he kills indiscriminately to hold on to power. He also shows arrogance and disdain when dismissing medicine because it cannot save Lady Macbeth. In his speech on hearing of his wife Lady Macbeth’s death he tries to pass on responsibility by blaming everything on fate, likening himself to an actor on the stage “ Life’s but a walking shadow that struts and frets his hour on the stage”, (V,v,23).
Macbeth is a tragic hero who causes suffering by committing murder and distress, exemplifying the negative effects of a bloodthirsty desire for power. Lady Macbeth torments her husband Macbeth in going through with the evil deed of murder which leads her to be the villain. Macbeth begins in this play as a loyal, trustworthy warrior who sees himself later as king. When the witches confront Macbeth about the prophecy of him becoming king, his aspiration is distressed by his physical audacity and self ambiguity. The witches Prophecy upon Macbeth cause him to feel restless and have thoughts about if it is destined for him to become king.
Shakespeare's classic play MacBeth is the story of a young and ambitious noble, MacBeth and his wife, Lady MacBeth living in 11th century Scotland. When MacBeth is told by three witches that he will become King of Scotland, his mind begins to wander. He considers killing the current king, Duncan, but he soon dismisses the thought from his mind. When Lady MacBeth hears of the witch's prophecies, she urges him to take fate into his own hands and kill the king. With her help, he commits this treasonous act and becomes King.
After Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor, he realizes that the witches were right, and immediately begins to ponder the other part of their prophecy. "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical," (I.iii.153) he thinks, bringing murder to the front of his mind almost as soon as the witches are proven right. Later in the play, Macbeth's desire for power, encouraged by the witches, leads him to kill the king and assume the throne. Macbeth and his wife use ambiguity and equivocation themselves in pursuit of power. All our service / In every point twice done, and then done double, / Were poor and single business to contend / Against those honors deep and broad wherewith / Your Majesty loads our house.
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.
Macbeth's Murderi of Duncan in William Shakespeare's Macbeth The play the Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare it is about the rise and fall of a great person. The play is about a person called Macbeth who sees three witches after defeating the Vikings in a battle and saves Scotland, the witches tell Macbeth that he will become king. Macbeth becomes king of Scotland after killing the old king Duncan secretly. Once becoming the king Macbeth wants to feel safe so he hires people to kill his friend Banquo because Banquo knows about the witches. When Macbeth is celebrating becoming king he sees Banquos ghost and goes a little mad and everyone around notices him and thinks he's strange.
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