William Shakespeare`s Macbeth tells audience a play of murders and sleepless nights. Macbeth is the thane of Glamis and a mighty general of Scotland. Macbeth is predicted to be the king of Scotland. However, the King of Scotland,King Duncan, is alive and is a good king to not to be murder by his people. Macbeth kills King Duncan and he becomes king with the fear of everyone killing him. Therefore, he kills anyone that is suspect to kill him. Macbeth becomes progressively more evil as the play continues.
William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, tells the story of a brave man of the name Macbeth and his ever-dying pursuit to be King of Scotland. While the murder of King Duncan is driven by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship, their individual and opposite reactions to this is what ultimately pushes them apart. Enticed by Lady Macbeth, Macbeth schemes to kill King Duncan to be the new King. Despite enticing the murders, Lady Macbeth feels guiltier as more characters are killed making her less evil. Alternately, madness consumes Macbeth making him more evil. In the endure ambition to be King, Macbeth and his wife murder many characters in the attempt to hold reining power over Scotland.
“Macbeth” a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, portrays, how the main character Macbeth, transforms from a war hero, to a murdering villain. Macbeth starts out as the thane of Glamis and steadily rises to become King of Scotland. The higher Macbeth rose on his road of power the more corrupt and evil he became. The character change of Macbeth ignites the whole theme of the play.
In the beginning Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had a loving and supportive marriage. They always had each other’s best interest at heart. Lady Macbeth didn’t want nothing but best for her husband. She always supported him and led him in the right direction. Macbeth was promised by three witches that he would be king of Scotland. Macbeth becoming king would make Lady Macbeth queen and she was willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Macbeth had a large heart and was always loyal to King Duncan. Macbeth and King Duncan had a good friend friendship. They both thought positive of each other. Lady Macbeth was willing to do anything for her husband to be announced king, even if that meant murder.
Lady Macbeth is a vicious and overly ambitious woman, her desire of having something over rules all the moral behaviors that one should follow. On the beginning of the novel, Macbeth receives the news that if Duncan, the current king, passed away he would be the next one to the throne. So,
Macbeth tells the story of a man named Macbeth and his struggle for power. He and his friend Banquo are told by three witches that Macbeth will become King and Banquo’s children will become king as well. Macbeth, content with his prophecy, goes home to tell his wife. Lady Macbeth, his wife, tells him that he should just go kill the king and take control of Scotland on his own. Hungry for power, he kills King Duncan, frames Duncan’s chamberlains for the murder, and takes his throne. He then feels threatened by the others in line for King, so he tries to kill banquo and his son. Banquo is killed but his son escapes. Macbeth continues to indulge in murdering people who are a threat to his tyranny.
Along with ambition, guilt is another common theme seen throughout Macbeth. Almost all of the main characters are seen to have some sort of guilt during the course of the play, but two stand out far beyond the rest. That is Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Since they both were in on the conspiracy to kill King Duncan, they both share it as a heavy burden. They both seem to handle it in different ways however. Macbeth, being the one who has committed the actual murder or one of his close friends, is immediately shown to be full of regret as he states, "Wake Duncan with thy knocking. I would thou couldst"(2.2.75-76). Macbeth shows for a short time that he would go back and "wake," or revive King Duncan if he had the chance. We then see Macbeth start to become somewhat insane, being eaten away by the guilt of this murder. As for Lady Macbeth, she is guilty for a multitude of reasons. Along with Macbeth, Lady Macbeth does share the burden of killing King Duncan, but is also burdened by Macbeth 's growing reign of tyranny. As seen throughout the last few acts, Lady Macbeth is being eaten away by her guilt, feeling that this is all her fault. Right before the scene where Invernous, Macbeth 's castle, is stormed she her guilt drives her to end it all. She commits suicide right before Macbeth 's rule comes to a tragic end. I feel that Shakespeare has used the theme of
Macbeth is a character in a play by Shakespeare with a tragic flaw. He had a quick rise to power and shortly after that a fall. Macbeth’s tragic downfall is a consequence of his vaulting ambition which is fueled by greed, fear and arrogance. Lady Macbeth and the three witches also have a major key in influencing his emotions. They manipulated the emotions he felt so he acted more rashly on them. Macbeth was a guy that could have been destined for greatness, but he made some bad decisions and that is what started his downfall. Macbeth possessed his ambition long before he was driven into tyranny. Before killing Duncan Macbeth was a great soldier and leader on the battlefield earning the title Thane of Cawdor honestly. He even saved Duncan’s son, Malcolm, from being captured by the enemy army.
Macbeth is the main character in this Play, he is at the beginning a guy who seems emotionless and cold. He wants to be king and to have the ultimate power, he wants his wife to be happy and proud of him.To achieve all his goals he tries everything to become a friend of the king, duncan, and is really nice to him even thought he just has the ultimate power in his mind. After a while Macbeth is getting tired of always being nice and faking everything so his wife is trying to persuade him to keep doing everything to be king. Macbeth is getting help from three witches who set them all the thoughts about being king in his mind, with his wife many people want to convince him to kill duncan, so Macbeth is under a lot of pressure. At the end of the play when macbeth killed duncan and reached his goal to be king,he is really confident and full of himself what makes him think he can get anything and win everything, but when he fights against Mcduff his head got cut off and he dies.
‘Macbeth’ is a play by William Shakespeare that shows a protagonist going from bad to worse throughout the play. Shakespeare wrote this play, taking in mind current affairs at the time of 1603-1606. This is the time when a Scottish king, James I was given the English crown. This king was obsessed with witches, so Shakespeare brought this theme strongly into the play. It also brings the theme of treachery towards the King. This pleased King James and also pleased him about showing the line of Stuart Kings, James descendants, in Act 4, Scene 1.
After hearing the weird sister, his ambition got the best of him .He considered murdering Duncan and the morality of the murder. Guilt plays a large role in how he acts after he commits their crimes. But guilt isn’t so obvious with Macbeth ,before he kill’s Duncan ,Macbeth feels guilt and consider backing out of the murder, but lady Macbeth won’t let him, “But Screw your courage to the sticking place, And we’ll not Fail “,(I, IV,70-71).Once again Macbeth sees that what he is doing wrong ,but he doesn’t let that stop him. As Duncan led him to feel paranoid and a lust for power, he kills the king despite his better judgment. Throughout the scene there are several quotes that show this “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more”, (II, II, 51-52). This shows the amount of guilt his feels. He describe by saying “who was that thus cried? Why, worthy thane, you do unbend your noble strength, Go get some water And wash this filthy witness from your hand.” (II, II, 58-61). As Macbeth seeks to free himself of guilt he realize he suffer guilt as he seeks for ambitions
In the play Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare it is a great story about how Macbeth transformed from a noble night to a power-hungry king Macbeth starts off as a noble night everyone loves and papers however he runs into three witches with his friend Banquo the witches tell him that he will become king however they will also tell Banquo that his son will become king Lady Macbeth make best wife pressures Macbeth to kill the king so he could become king then Macbeth kills the
At first, guilt starts to overcome Macbeth when he kills Duncan. When Macbeth approaches his wife after killing Duncan it is apparent to the readers that he starts to feel ashamed of what he has just done. Macbeth is shown to be as someone who is fearless and nothing will get in the way of what he wants to achieve, but as soon as the ambition of him becoming king starts taking over and he acts upon his intentions, the guilt as well slowly starts taking over. As it states in the play; “I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on’t again I dare not” (Act II Scene II Line 65-67). Macbeth says this to his wife after she tells him to put the daggers back at the place of the murder, but he refuses saying that he cannot go back and it scares him to look at what he has done. We get to see more of Macbeth’s character through this, how he is unable to witness what he has just done because he cannot believe how cruel he has become in to getting what he wants. In the beginning of the book when he slays the traitor he does not feel guilty about it but feels proud because he knows he did
In the beginning of the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth is merely a nobleman and a Scottish general in King Duncan's army. Macbeth later becomes the deserving Thane of Glamis and Cawdor and the undeserving King of Scotland (Dominic 255). In the beginning Macbeth is a man with good intentions and a good heart; sometimes he just has a hard time following his good instincts and heart. Macbeth's ambition and the persuasion of his wife lead him to commit several horrible deeds. Macbeth is brave, good-hearted, disobeying, easily persuaded, overly-ambitious, and literal-minded and unimaginative (Scott 281).