However, all this does is add to the terrible guilt that haunts him (Banquo’s ghost) Macbeth is lonely and alone, and has nobody once Lady Macbeth dies. He also realises with lament that kingship has done nothing but brought trouble to him. Kingship is not worth a peace of mind. He realises this and he has
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
It is through over ambition and guilt that leads to a progression of loneliness throughout the play until the climatic point of his downfall being his death. He rides into battle companionless being labelled a ‘dead butcher’ by associates who were once friends which have now left to join Malcolm and the English army. The only soldiers left to ride into battle with him now does so through duty not honour or love which, exemplifies his social loneliness by the end of the play; showing the effect of his excessive ambition and greed for power. This explicitly shows that this Gothic text leaves us with the chief impression of the loneliness of the protagonist. To support the latter further, Shakespeare’s character Macbeth even admits himself that ‘which should accompany old age as honour and love, obedience troops of friends I must not look to have’ illustrating that to accomplish his goal of King he must do it alone intrinsically showing his loneliness without support of ‘troops and friends’ due to undergoing atrocious acts such as regicide.
Macbeth’s initial character portrayed him to be a man of nobility by being a military hero. However, due to the weird sister’s prophesies, Lady Macbeth’s manipulation and influences and man’s own ambition, Macbeth was led astray and under goes a change into a murderous tyrant. In the opening scenes of Macbeth, Macbeth is reported brave as he fought to defend Duncan against a rebellion. Macbeth’s loyalty and nobility is shown in the quote ‘which smok’d with bloody excetution’. This description describes Macebth’s sword killing the rebel MacDonald.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth, a thane usurps the throne and gains an illegitimate image of authority through his thirst for power. Power corrupts Macbeth and it results in leading to his ultimate downfall. Even though he appeared to be a king, he was never fit to rule in reality. Macduff, a thane, eventually takes the ultimate stand against Macbeth by defeating him. By defeating Macbeth, the land of Scotland is cured from the disease of tyranny, the people of Scotland are no longer confined to live in fear, and the crown is restored to the rightful king; restoring the sense of equilibrium.
I told lies, and I hurt my friends. I began to lose track of the positive goal, and I turned my ambition into something negative. I soon didn't have any friends and I also did not get elected for president. This was because I did things that were negative and destructive, and I lost track of my goal In the play Macbeth, Macbeth's ambition was to become king. But the only that he saw fit to become king was to kill Duncan.
Here, "robes" symbolizes the title of Thane of Cawdor that Macbeth thinks doesn't belong to him. Toward the end of the play, Angus says that Macbeth's kingly "title" is ill-fitting and hangs on him rather loosely, "like a giant's robe / Upon a dwarfish thief" (V.ii.2). Angus isn't accusing Macbeth of stealing and wearing the old king's favorite coat; he's accusing Macbeth of stealing the king's power by killing him and then strutting around with the king's title, which doesn't seem to suit him at all. We can also say that Macbeth's not worthy enough to fill the former king's shoes. Blood is a major symbol in Macbeth.
In Macbeth, William Shakespeare explores the destruction of innocence demonstrated by a man’s need of power. Throughout the play, the need and want of supremacy takes over his characters and guides them towards their own obliteration of innocence. In order to get what he wants, the main character in Macbeth does whatever possible to achieve it. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both strive for power, so when Macbeth is foretold that he will be king, Lady Macbeth sways him into killing King Duncan so that he, the honorable Macbeth, would become king while she would become queen. As the play goes on, Macbeth slowly looses his morality as he strives for more control whilst Lady Macbeth steps into a frantic stage of guilt.
In Act 5, Sc 3, Macbeth says, “I am sick at heart”. He also says, “my way of life is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf; and that which should accompany old age” by saying this it shows us that he has realised that even though he is now king, it is not worth what has happened to him, as a human being. He has no friends or family left, and his life is not worth living and even if he lives to see old age, he will still have a very unhappy life. In Act 5, Sc 5, Macbeth finds out Lady Macbeth has died, and in Act 5, Sc 8 he says, “Why should I play the Roman fool, and die on my own sword?” This shows us he thinks about committing suicide, but he then says why should he die from his own sword, and decides to fight and die on the battlefield, honourably. The play begins with Macbeth fighting like a true warrior on the battlefield, and it ends with him dying in combat.
The death of one’s father and a ghostly visitation thereafter are events that would challenge the sanity of anyone. The circumstances of King Hamlet’s death render it especially traumatic. The late King seemed to be an idol to his son; Hamlet looked up to him and aspired to have the same qualities. Hamlet doesn't like King Claudius and sees him as a swindling usurper who has stolen not only the dead King’s throne, but Hamlet’s as well(2.4). Hamlet shows Gertrude that she has lowered her standards by marrying Claudius, When he refers to old Hamlet as, “A combination and a form indeed / Where every god did seem to set his seal” (3.4.55-61).