First, is the Movie Macbeth, in the beginning, Macbeth gets confonted by three evil witches that are just bad news. These witches tell Macbeth what he is, “Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis and then, The King herafter” (Casson, 1979). Which tells him he will be the king since the witches got the other two things right. Then Macbeth had to tell the information he got from the witches to his wife. Macbeth didn’t really want to kill King Duncan because he was like father to him, but by telling Lady Macbeth it persuaded Macbeth to kill King Duncan because he and she wanted the crown now. Lady Macbeth hosts a party with the king in her house and in the middle of the night she walks and takes a kitchen knife to stab King Duncan. This makes Malcolm and Donalbain flee to Ireland becuase their fauther, the king was killed. Then later on Macbeth kills his best friend Banquo because he knew to much and knew Macbeth had killed King Duncan, he then kills the wife and family of MacDuff to protect himself from losing the crown. Macbeth then goes back to the witches and asks them for help and they say “when Birnam Woods meets Dunsinane and someone not from woman
They enter the castle in scene seven and Macduff seeks out Macbeth, ignoring all other beings there. "Let me find him, Fortune! And more I beg not" (5.7). They finally meet and Macbeth tells him to leave, as he already has so much of his blood. Macduff says that he has no words for him and that he will let his sword be his voice. Macduff then tells Macbeth that his prophecy does not protect from him, as he had to be removed from his mother by C-section and thusly is not “Woman-born”. He then fights Macbeth to the death. He reappears in scene nine with Macbeth’s head and announces that Malcolm is now the king of Scotland.
Coincidentally, Duncan, honoring the hero, decides to stay at Macbeth’s castle overnight. Lady Macbeth believes that this is a perfect opportunity given by fate to kill Duncan and usurp his power. Exhibiting extreme ambition and masculinity, Lady Macbeth orchestrates the entire scheme and persuades her husband into committing evil deeds, chiding him for behaving like a feminine and coward. Macbeth eventually yields to his wife’s pressure and manipulation. After the murder is discovered, Malcolm and Donalbain, Duncan’s sons, flee to England and Ireland, respectively, while Macbeth assumes a dictatorial sovereignty of Scotland. Macbeth, however, becomes insecure about his power, for the witches have prophesied that Banquo’s descendants will be kings and Macduff, another Scottish nobleman in England, may threaten him. Hence, the vicious tyrant assassinates Banquo and Macduff’s family. As a result, Macduff, with aids from Malcolm and England, vows to retaliate against Macbeth. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth is greatly agonized by guilt, sleepwalking, rubbing her hands as if trying to wash away the bloodstains, and finally committing suicide. The downfall of Macbeth immediately succeeds when the English army invades his castle and is marked by Macduff outplaying Macbeth in a fierce
Whenever there is a mass murder and dozens of innocent people die the world wants to know why the murderer would do such a thing. Sometimes, the murderer is acting under the influence of someone else. This is the case in William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Macbeth, where the titular character commits multiple crimes after hearing three witches predict his future. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, the witches are the catalyst to all of Macbeth’s crimes. This can be seen when they convince Macbeth that he will become king, they motivate him to kill Banquo and they inform him that he is virtually unkillable and should fear MacDuff.
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.
After this Macbeth kills Macduff whole family and servants to send Macduff a message for being disloyal and he thinks that Macduff suspects him of something as well. This is shown when Macbeth says “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his
The Play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare is shaped by supernatural forces with the use of the weird witches, the apparition of the ghost, and the floating dagger. These forces lead Macbeth to act in the way he did and add suspense to the play. The play opens with the three witches, and later on Macbeth and Banquo encounter them. They prophesized that Macbeth will be promoted to Thane of Cawdor, and then become King of Scotland. In addition to that, Banquo was told that his sons shall be kings, but never himself. Macbeth was skeptical about the prophesies, but until some of King Duncan’s men came to inform Macbeth that that he was to be named Thane of Cawdor due to the betrayal of the previous and condemned to death. Then Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth offers to clean the blood and hide the dagger by some servants. Everyone wakes up and finds the dead King only to discover, from Macbeth, that he caught the servants who killed him and made sure they died. Ross finds out that Macduff and his sons have fled to England causing Macbeth to be chosen as the next King. ‘Ring the alarm bell! Murder and treason!’
In the first act, Macbeth met the witches whose prophecies claimed Macbeth would be made thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland. At the same time, they claimed Banquo, who was with Macbeth, would be the father of kings. Shortly after, Macbeth and Banquo were greeted by two noblemen who announced that King Duncan had appointed Macbeth the new thane of Cawdor for his brave actions. Macbeth became consumed with the witches’ premonitions. Their vision for the future coupled with his ambition drove Macbeth to make choices that ultimately destroyed him. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. As part of their plan, they get the King’s attendants drunk so they’d black out then they could blame them for the murder. Macbeth ends up killing them the next morning when Duncan’s murder is discovered, pretending he is enraged by their crime. When Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo, he decides to visit the witches again. More prophecies are cited including that Macbeth must beware of Macduff. When Macbeth learns Macduff fled to England to meet up with Malcolm, King Duncan’s son, he orders Macduff’s wife and children killed to tame his anxieties. This ultimately led to his demise as Macduff sought revenge and ends up killing Macbeth in battle. This choice of blood and battle to feed his ambitions of
Shakespeare’s tragic play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, has many thrills and chills which adds to the plot. There’s scenes that really make you think and ponder what Shakespeare could have meant. One of the most controversial part of the play is who exactly held the most power in the play. The answer to that is the three witches. They held this so called power through magic and words, which held a very potent influence on Macbeth and other people.
The porter tells Macduff that he stayed up all night drinking alcohol, and it is ruining his life. Macduff then asks Macbeth if the king has awoken from his unknown at the time never-ending slumber, and that Duncan asked to see him in the morning. Macbeth tells him that the king is still asleep, and takes Macduff to the room in which the king was stationed. Macduff leaves the room astonished by the state of his king, and yells that the king has been assassinated. Macduff encourages the others to look, because what he saw was unexplainable. The group of people tell the king’s sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, of their father’s murder, and the boys promptly escape to faraway locations. There is an agreeance of a meeting in the hall in order to discuss their course of action from this point onwards.
The three witches in the tragedy Macbeth are introduced right at the beginning of the play. The scene opens with the witches chanting three prophesies: Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis and King. These prophesies introduce Macbeth to his plan of defeat and to over power. Macbeth will eventually follow through in killing king Duncan. Some people believe that the witches had the ability to reverse the order of things. This brings into the play idea of fate and the role with which it has in the play. One can only wonder if Macbeth ever had a chance of doing what was right after he met with the witches. It is however, more realistic to believe that Macbeth was responsible for his own actions throughout the play and in the end,