Whiles I see lives, the gashes Do better upon them.” (V, viii). At the beginning of the play, we view Macbeth as being a hero who would defend his King and country against traitors. He also holds a lot of guilt about killing Duncan, and is commanded by his own wife to do so. When Macbeth progresses into a villain, he becomes more detached from Lady Macbeth and can make decisions without her. With this, he becomes more ruthless in his efforts to stay as the King of Scotland and people describe him as ‘This tyrant’ (V, iii) and ‘A dwarfish thief’ (V, ii).
Every true Elizabethan Tragedy comes complete with a tragic hero. The tragedy Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, has a perfect example of a tragic hero, otherwise known as Macbeth. A tragic hero must be a man who is great and admirable in various ways. He should be placed in society in such a way that everything he does affects all of the members of his society. A tragic hero should at some point reach the top of Fortune’s Wheel, but land up at the bottom by the end of the tragedy due to the continual change of fate.
Ambition is what caused Macbeth to become an evil person. His ambition was to become Thane of Cawdor. In the end he was made King of Scotland and in order for him to do this he had to kill his friend Duncan. This just shows how over ambitious Macbeth was and how determined he was that he would even go as far as killing his friend to achieve his goal as being King of Scotland. The reason why be became so incredibly ambitious was because the witches said that he could become King if he wanted and his wife, Lady Macbeth, just kept on encouraging him and there was no one else there to hold him back.
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.
Change of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play The play 'Macbeth' gives the audience plenty of opportunities to consider the reasons for the main character's actions. In this essay I will consider the many factors which contribute to Macbeth's descent into evil; many factors play a pivotal role in deciding his ill-fated future. With his wife's cajoling, and the three witches' foretelling of his future Macbeth, will stop at nothing to gain position as King of Scotland. Macbeth's ambition also drives this same will as well as his feelings of fear and insecurity. The witches and their prophecies are the first major influence on Macbeth's actions.
There was no turning back for him. As the story progresses, the only solution for maintaining his reign of Scotland was to kill. His close friend, Banquo, was also murdered because Macbeth assumed doing so would be best in order to prevent losing his throne. But little did Macbeth know that he was actually being killed by his own mind and ambitions Another important factor that brought catastrophe to Macbeth was the Witches? prophecies.
At the start of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a Scottish hero. He is well respected and has a great reputation, as he is according to the Captain, very brave in battle. "For brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name". That shows that how Macbeth has built his reputation, not only as a great man, but also as a brave warrior. Macbeth is also shown to have a good reputation because hen is very highly regarded by King Duncan.
MacBeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the character of Macbeth is discovered to be a classic example of a tragic hero. Macbeth is a very ambitious and courageous person who lets three main things turn him into a violent individual. Two of the points, which most greatly contribute to Macbeth’s fall, are the prophecy, which were told to him by the witches, and how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth's judgment. These two factors along with his tremendous ambition to be king is what caused him to fall from a noble man who was loyal to his king to a violent man who would kill his king to become king! The prophecies, which were told by the witches, was one of the factors that contributed to the fall of his character.
Macbeth is gullible at first judgment, but soon became a man on a murderous rampage to keep his title as king of Scotland. Starting with murdering King Duncan to Birnam Wood advancing to Dunsinane, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth initiate Macbeth’s downfall. Starting with the witches’ prophecy, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis,/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor,/All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare 1.3.48-49), says Macbeth will receive the title of Thane of Cawdor but most importantly the title as king.
Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to murder king Duncan by putting his manhood and courage at stake. Macbeth is represented as a tolerably good man up to the time when evil opportunity and a bad wife conspired to transform him into a villain. (Clayden) Since Macbeth was known as a genuinely good man, this desire he had to become king led him to take these huge risks in ruining his reputation. The Witches’ prophecies pushed Macbeth to a point of evil thoughts in order to get what he wanted. His uncontrollable desires led him to the point of evil, and the ambition is too strong for him to realize the wrong he is doing.