“All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.52-53) Macbeth would have never thought of killing Duncan if the Witches had never given him the idea of him being King. The Witches plan an evil atmosphere every time they show up. They gave Macbeth the temptation of being something above everyone else, and gave him the ideas of betraying his surroundings. After Macbeth when to go see the Witches for them to tell him his future from the apparitions, it showed Macbeth’s downfall.
Macbeth desire to be king causes him to believe the witches for their prophesies have come true before. He is unable to see the witches as the most dangerous characters in the play. Without the witches playing upon Macbeth’s ambitions, it is doubtful that Macbeth would have committed the murders. The witches play the part of the instigators, and help Macbeth to continue his acts of violence. Even though they are able to see that his acts will lead him to his downfall, they continue to let him kill others.
Macbeth’s decadence then led to his marriage to slowly fall apart. At first, him and Lady Macbeth really do love each other, and show affection for one another. Though, Lady Macbeth becomes less important to her husband, Macbeth, after the murder of Duncan and he allows the witches to take her place. The witches pretty much have him brain-washed toward the end of the play by making him believe that no man could ever bring harm to him. With him believing such nonsense, he just becomes his monster who is completely
One of the main messages he is trying to deliver to us is to always weigh what you achieve to what the consequences will be. This especially holds true for Macbeth, as when first contemplating if he should kill Duncan, not once did he think of how he could be punished. Also, when Macbeth first hears the witch’s prophecy of him being a king, he jumps directly to the idea of murder. This kind of thinking is exhibited in Macbeth’s monologue in scene 5 act 5, where he discus’s the uselessness of living, and this attitude towards life made him go mad. This also points to how unintelligent Macbeth really was.
His paranoia reached the point to where he was mentally unstable. One source of motivation for the killing of the king derives where most people would not most commonly suspect: his own wife. The idea of her becoming queen engulfed her mind; therefore, she urged Macbeth to proceed with the killing of King Duncan. Following Duncan’s murder, the only thing bothering Macbeth was the prophecy told by the witches about Banquou’s son becoming the king. Fearing the worst, he allowed his paranoia take over his thought process, by not it should be obvious that his paranoia played a big role in his decision making.
Macbeth further condones this in his action to the witches’ prophecy that he will become king. Once made Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth realizes the truth in the witches’ predictions, and immediately begins to contemplate the other part of their prophecy. “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,” (Act 1, sc. 3, line 151-152) he thinks, bringing murder to the front of his mind almost as soon as the witches are proven correct. Later in the play, Macbeth’s yearning for power, encouraged by the weird sisters, convinces him to kill the king and assume the throne.
"Nature seems dead and wicked dreams abuse/ The curtained sleep." [II.1.62] Macbeth is describing how he feels that his decision to kill Duncan is already haunting him, and that the world seems skewed because of it. He worries that "wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep," or that his dark and murderous thoughts are disturbing his own rest. Macbeth is talking about sleep as something precious, peaceful, and sought after, which is evident because of how worried he is; he wants an uninterrupted period of rest, but he is afraid that it'll be out of his reach if he kills Duncan. Once he actually kills Duncan, Macbeth starts hearing voices inside his head: "Sleep no more!/Macbeth does murder sleepthe innocent sleep,/ Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care/, The death of each day's life..." [II.
In this quote Lady Macbeth is thinking about the witches prophecy and how she can make it come true. She states that she will control Macbeth with her words and she will convince him to do what she says; like killing Duncan. This shows that Macbeth’s main action (the killing of Duncan to become king) was based on what he was told by the witches and what Lady Macbeth told him after he told her. Another case in which Macbeth is acting upon the witch’s prophecy is when he wants to murder Banquo. When Macbeth talks to the murderers and even a bit before he says, “It is concluded: Banquo thy sol’s flight, / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.” (3.1.141-142).
/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! / All hail, Macbeth shalt be king hereafter.” (I.iii.50-53). When Lady Macbeth discovered the witches’ prophecy; she encouraged her husband, Macbeth, to kill Duncan. Although Macbeth was terrified and against the idea of killing the king, one night he went into Duncan’s room and stabbed him to death.
Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! ""All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!" (1.3.51-53). Macbeth is sceptical of the witches however, he doesn't take their advice for granted and when he returns to his home and the first profecy comes true, he is certain-or determined-that the second will as well. Once Macbeth tells his wife of the recent events she is convinced that macbeth should attain the position as king and although she fears macbeth is too full of "th' milk of human kindness" (1.5.15) she feels it must be done and is certain she will be able to convince Macbeth to take the steps neccesary.