The first prophecy was that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor, and then the King of Scotland. Macbeth doesn’t believe the prophecies until the first one comes to. From that point his greed for power had come to life, with the influence of his wife Lady Macbeth. The women in this novel also have a sense of greed, violence, and are evil. The spark to Macbeth’s greed, ambitions, and violent behavior came from the three witches.
Banquo, Macbeth’s character foil, is one great character. He can even be regarded as Macbeth’s doppelgänger. When the three witches give him his prophecy he remains skeptic and he keeps bringing up the witches when he talks to Macbeth. Compared to Macbeth, Banquo possess way more honor and nobility. He looks for help in
Macbeth is solely responsible for the murder of Duncan. However, his decision to kill the king may have been influenced by others. There are various characters that I feel could have induced Macbeth into killing the king. At the beginning of the play, three witches arrange to meet Macbeth, upon the heath, after battle. Macbeth and Banquo went to battle intent on winning.
Discuss time period. What were men like at this time? Why was Macbeth written? The audience is first introduced to Macbeth when the witches discuss their future plans to ‘meet with Macbeth’. We are unaware of the witches plans regarding Macbeth but it is clear that they are planning to meet him to unleash evil in the play at that is what witches do.
Insanity, self preservation, greed, and prophecy, are all reasons that led to the fall of Macbeth. Within each, there is one common factor; desire. Driven by his desire for Lady Macbeth’s love and Duncan’s fame, Macbeth was pushed to insanity, later wishing it could all go back to the way it had been. It was the same desire that led to the fatal fall of Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, after Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth of the witch’s prophecy, she grew attached to the idea of being queen.
The third witch says, ‘There to meet Macbeth’, this intertwining of Macbeth reflects the relationship which will be made between him and the witches, and the evil which is going to be involved in Macbeth’s life. The arrangement of meeting place shows their target for the forces of evil, and their thorough planning of making an appointment to lure Macbeth to destruction. This scene symbolises the witches as a representation for temptation, therefore foreshadowing Macbeth’s potential human weakness to be susceptible to temptation, before we are even introduced to Macbeth himself. Shakespeare presents Macbeths character as brave and fearless in Scene 2; without Macbeth being present. “Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’chaps and fixed his head upon our battlements”, this quotation is said by the captain, who is commending Macbeth for defeating the leader of the rebel army.
Along the battle, Banquo and Macbeth encounters the witches. The witches prophesy that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland. He that ideal was skeptical until Duncan's soldier came and thanked him and Banquo for the vicotry in battle and to tell MAcbeth that he was indeed been named Thane of Cawdor. Now, he's uncertain for what he expects if the prophecy is correct. Then road home to his wife and told her what happened.
Macbeth is awarded the title 'thane of Cawdor' for his bravery. Macbeth hears he has gained this title when told by some witches before the kings servants have a chance to tell him. The witches also predict that he will be "king hereafter". Macbeth consults his wife and she uses psychology to push Macbeth in to killing King Duncan. Macbeth does kill the King and this is when his downfall begins .
All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter” (pg9). This shows that at first, Macbeth had no idea of what the witches were saying and he seems to be confused, yet he starts to realize or think that what the witches said can be true. As a result Macbeth thinks of murdering the King Duncan immediately. Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.
Know the witches have come and told Macbeth with mysterious messages of the future. Of him being thane of Cowdor and then King. Then he discovered he is the thane of cowdor. Know sly Macbeth is know thinking if that was right maybe this is right. Macbeth quotes: “If chance may have me king, why