The three main people to be blamed are Macbeth himself, Lady Macbeth, his cunning wife and the 3 witches that made the prophecies in the first place. Lady Macbeth could be mostly to blame because she told Macbeth what to do when he was in doubt. Lady Macbeth did not represent a stereotypical woman in the Shakespearian time because she was the more dominant person in the relationship and the man usually looked after the money and was head of the family. The first time Lady Macbeth speaks is when she is reading out Macbeth’s letter to her, telling her about the witches. 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.
I believe that the "three weird sisters" play a very important role to "Macbeths" play. The witches are the first characters to appear on the stage. When the witches first appear on stage, but as we get further on into the play we start understanding what role they have been playing and it shows that they are an extremely bad influence on "Macbeth". They chant in rhyme and rhyme, which is like a spell and the audience, shows suspense. "Fair is foul ".
While the witches in the play provide the motivation for Duncan’s betrayal, they never instruct Macbeth to take his cousin’s life, yet Lady Macbeth does. Also, while Macbeth physically stabs his leader, it is only because of the instruction and manipulation of his wife. From as soon as she knows of the prophecies of the witches, Lady Macbeth is convinced that the king must die. Lady Macbeth is the most responsible for the death of King Duncan.
Claudius as Evil in Hamlet by William Shakespeare The abstract concept of evil has vastly transformed throughout human history, ranging for the supernatural and mystical to the very humans amongst whom we live. In modern times, evil has become an entirely ambiguous term. Who is evil? What is evil? Men like Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein have been garnered with the term ‘evil’ for their atrocities against fellow humans.
Lady Macbeth creates the murderous plan of killing King Duncan after receiving Macbeth’s letter about his encounter with the witches. Lady Macbeth does not think that Macbeth is strong enough to go through was such a devious plan, so she takes direct shots at Macbeth saying that he is a coward and constantly questions his manhood. Like every noble warrior out there, Macbeth certainly was not a fan of having his masculinity being humiliated. Lady Macbeth says, “wouldst thou esteem’s the ornament of life and live a coward in thine own esteem” (I. vii. 45-47), when verbally attacking Macbeth.
There was a thousands of people believing that evil Witches existed. They were seen as evil people, primarily women, who devoted their lives to hurting and killing others through black magic and evil sorcery. The Catholic Church the time taught them that Witches did not exist. It was the heresy to say that they were real. For example, the 5th century Synod of St. Patrick who believes that there is a vampire in the world, that is to say, a witch, is real whoever it comes down to reputation upon a living being shall not be received into church until he revokes with his own voice the crime that he has committed.
As the story goes on, Macbeth puts all of his faith and trust in the prophecies of these witches and this ultimately led to his downfall. At the beginning of this play, Shakespeare effectively creates sympathy for Macbeth by showing his unwillingness to comply with killing King Duncan for the throne. Initially, it seemed like Macbeth would end up not killing King Duncan but he did and with the influences of many external forces such as the prophecies of the three witches and the wife of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is portrayed as killing King Duncan because it was what was to be done. Shakespeare, in the beginning of the play tries to make it seem like Macbeth had no choice in the matter but had to kill to get what he wanted.
In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Macbeth is guilty of committing treason against his king and country. He is purely and deliberately driven by dark desire, ambition, and murderous thoughts. As the play continues, it gets easier and easier for Macbeth to commit his heinous crimes. He not only kills the king, but continues to kill various people in order to secure his wrongfully obtained position. Macbeth also has many interactions with witches, who at the time are the definition of evil.
This adds on to the cynical view that Macbeth adopts near the end of the play. His nature seems to cascade darkness over the land that can only be defined by his belief of the triviality of life. This becomes evident when Seyton tells him in a fearful tone about the army approaching, and Macbeth merely does not care. More abstractly, his commanding of Seyton and his stoic nature reinforce the thoughts regarding Macbeth’s Malice because Seyton is a homonym for Satan. This just shows how Macbeth becomes, in a sense, worse than Satan.
Their appearances add nothing and three extra witches are invariably cut in production, as Hecate often is. A sense of chaos and disorder runs through the play. In the first scene the witches chant that ‘Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair’ and this paradox sets the tone. Macbeth cannot tell whether the witches are on his side or not and his murder of the King pl... ... middle of paper ... ...is like themselves-”something wicked this way comes”. Are the witches right?