He has lost the ability to sense right and wrong. He has become twisted and evil. Macbeth has got what he has worked for and promised. He becomes king by killing and is unwanted by the people. With all of his murders, it lead someone to become suspicious of him.
Although, Macbeth takes the dagger and kills King Duncan, Lady Macbeth was the one who planned to kill him that night and frame his guards. I believe that Lady Macbeth played a huge part in the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth was ambitious about becoming King, yet, at moments he felt uneasy about the idea of murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinced him otherwise challenging his manhood and planning the murder to the finer details. Lady Macbeth went to great measures to make sure Duncan was killed; she even called upon the evil spirits to aid her.
Downfall: Macbeth’s Malevolent Ambition William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a dark tale of murder, rape, deception, and the supernatural, and it very much reflects the state of England at the time. With the death of Elizabeth I, her distant Scottish cousin James took the throne, and many other relatives of the former queen were quite angry with the fact that James got the throne and not them. There was a huge conspiracy where many relatives planned to seize the throne, but the plot was foiled and the conspirators were tortured and then executed in a brutal fashion. Many historians believe the play was written because King James was Scottish and there were not many stories of Scotland, but the deeper reason is that he wanted to show the evils and dangers in having such large ambitions, such as regicides like the relatives of King James. Now in the play, Macbeth starts off as a loyal, courageous, stereotypical, drone like war hero but once a group of witches put this idea in his mind that he could become king, he starts spiraling downhill.
The guards already look guilty with the bloody daggers. Macbeth kills them out of hurt. Duncan’s two sons leave right away, they don’t want to be murdered next. Act III: Banquo is becoming a problem for Macbeth. He suspects Macbeth of the murder of Duncan.
He went mad. He believed that everyone was trying to kill him and take his throne as King. As a result, he started murdering everyone. Firstly, he ordered some murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance, because Macbeth saw Banquo’s ghost being crowned King. He succeeded to kill Banquo but failed to kill Fleance.
He lies to protect himself in situations that could warrant his execution. After the king's murder, Macbeth slaughters the two guards in order to keep his secret. When Macduff asks why the guards were killed, Macbeth says "Who could refrain/ That gad a heart to love, and in that heart/ Courage to make's love known" ( II. iii. 136- 137).
This means Macbeth had no other reason for killing Duncan other than wanting to. At this point in the play, Macbeth’s desire for power begins to affect the way he acts and the choices he makes. Next in line for the throne after Duncan’s death would’ve been one of his sons, Malcolm, but he fled with his brother Donalbain after their father’s death. However, the witches prophesized that Banquo would produce a line of kings, so Macbeth hired a group of murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Macbeth would not let anyone get
In William Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, both the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, had an ambition for power that superseded morals and ethics. For example, Lady Macbeth, upon hearing of the arrival of King Duncan to her household, designed a plan to assassinate King Duncan; if he is killed, Macbeth will become king and she will become queen. Both are willing to carry out the procedure in order to fulfill their goals and also, ignoring the law and the loss of human life. In addition, in order to sustain his reign, Macbeth eliminated any other threats; he killed his own friend(Banquo). His authority drove him mad; he started to kill the innocent like the family of Macduff for no reason.
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 .
Bobby Zhu Ms. Cruze English 2 January 4, 2012 Macbeth Although Macbeth was loyal to his wife, King and country, he became immoral after his wife force him to kill his own king, which made him feel guilty and influenced him to kill his best friend Banquo and Macduff’s family to cover his guilt from killing the king. Macbeth was immoral when he killed the king when he was at rest “I have done the deed. Didst thou not near a noise?”(65).This quote shows Macbeth has killed the king and asked his wife if she heard the violent noises. Macbeth did not only just kill the king but killed the king while he was asleep. This shows Macbeth is starting to act immoral.