Now Macbeth has fear of losing his power so he must act by sending out to murder Banquo and his sons. By this time he has already begun to lose his guilt induced conscious as if killing had just become second nature. Thus is the case when he murders all of Macduff’s family, creating one of his largest flaws thus far. It is not illustrated on how the murders were done, rather Macduff’s reaction is shown which creates a hatred towards
Macbeth’s uncontrollable craving for power caused him to make many reckless decisions. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth was told that he would become king. In order for this to happen, Duncan, the king at the time, had to die. Macbeth knew he had to kill Duncan but was unsure of it at first. His wife, Lady Macbeth, helped him follow through with it.
Macbeth’s greedy emotions to achieve everything without letting anything get in the way would not let this happen. Ultimately, Macbeth orders people to kill Banquo because he fears as well as envies him. He envies him because Banquo has sons who can become future kings and Macbeth does not. So Macbeth would like to have sons. After killing Banquo, Macbeth starts to later see Banquo’s ghost.
Pushed by the idea that he could be king, his growing ambition and misguided confidence in the prophecies makes Macbeth starts to ignore his conscious. After he is crowned king, Macbeth changes for the worse. He would turn into an evil, brutal killing man with no sense of morals. From the beginning to the end, it’s as if Macbeth has changed in character completely. The actions he took from killing Banquo, then having Lady Macduff and her children murdered, shows the insecurity that was present in Macbeth.
He could have chosen to ignore the witches’ prophecy, like Banquo does. He did not have to share his dark desires with his wife either. But once he is bent on becoming king, Macbeth is willing to kill anyone in his way, including women, children, and even his own friends. Macbeth was ultimately responsible for all of his actions, and therefore he must be held to blame for his downfall. Although he was facing pressure from many forces, in the end it was his choice to go ahead with the regicide and his following actions.
In the beginning of the scenes Macbeth goes from noble, to guilt-ridden. He is pushed by his wife Lady Macbeth into killing king Duncan. His head is filled with thoughts of becoming king ,and that this little task is all that is needed for him to rule the throne and gain power. He knows that it is the wrong thing to do, yet the thought of becoming king overwhelms him
He does not enjoy ruling and does not want to punish Antigone for her crime. He feels that, as ruler, he must punish her if her crime is discovered and takes actions to cover up her burial of her brother. He does not want to be the villain in the demise of his family and wants Antigone to marry his son, Haemon, and produce heirs to the throne. He fears that she will be seen as a martyr if he punishes her and only wants to keep peace in his kingdom. If she is seen as a martyr, Creon will be seen as the evil ruler who forced her to be executed and history will not be kind to him.
Hamlet could not announce it to all of Denmark because the people might rebel against the king and if Hamlet was wrong, he might create a war between his family and the people of Denmark. Crystal Dickson says, “Killing the king is a major crime, and Hamlet wanted to kill him the ‘right’ way.” Hamlet does not kill Claudius while he is praying because he has
“Thou hast it now—King, Cawdor, Glamis, all / As the Wëird Women promised, and I fear / Thou played’st most foully for ‘t. Yet it was said / It should not stand in thy posterity, / But that myself should be the root and father / Of many kings.” (81) Though he knew that something was up, he chose to ignore this instinct for his own personal gain, because, as it was promised, he should bear many Kings of the future. This proved an unwise choice, as the deceitful Macbeth had him murdered by hired hit men to make sure him or his offspring would not attempt to kill him. “O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
That is when she says, “Alas, he’s mad” (Act 3 sc 4 line 121) When his mother is killed accidently by the king, Hamlet realizes something is up. All the death surrounding him has caused him to go completely insane and get revenge. He becomes mad and angry when at the king so he finally decides that to kill him for everything he did in his life. He also become mad at Leartes for plotting against him and killing him, and in his anger and insanity he kills him to. When the queen dies Hamlet screams, “O villainy,!