When Macbeth is talking to Lady Macbeth he says, “I will, to the weird sisters: / More shall they speak,” (3.5.134-135). In this context Macbeth is anxious to go to the witches to see if he should fear anyone taking his newfound power from him. This shows that he has acquired what he wanted however he doesn’t feel secure, this shows that he relies on the witches for support and cannot think without first taking into consideration what the witches say. Before this
He starts going off and acting weird. Lady Macbeth tries to tell the guest he gets like this. This outburst made everyone uncomfortable. Act IV: Macbeth has Macduff’s family murdered, while Macduff is still in England. In England Macduff is trying to get Malcolm to come back and get his spot back as King.
This illusion is one of the witches, sowing the seeds of murder in Macbeth, and ultimately, immediately after he murders Duncan. Further, Macbeth again visits the witches, this time in a plead for further knowledge and is met with additional illusions. Before though, Hecate meets with the witches and states, “Shall raise such artificial sprites / As by the strength of their illusion / Shall draw him on to his confusion: / He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear”(Shakespeare 3.6.26-29). The witches use apparitions to further influence Macbeth this time leading him down a false path. By doing this, Macbeth becomes arrogant and feels invincible.
Macbeth does kill the King and this is when his downfall begins . His good friend Banquo starts to be suspicious and Macbeth kills him without a second thought. Later he sees Banquo's ghost and he begins to go mad as so does Lady Macbeth and she commits suicide. Macbeth runs Scotland very badly and Duncan's son Malcolm comes to claim his throne. With the help of the English army Macbeth's castle
Structure Intro Paragraph 1 – Macbeth’s desire/ambition for power (triggered by witches) Paragraph 2 – Jack’s desire/ambition for power Paragraph 3 – Macbeth, once power is achieved (corruption) Paragraph 4 – Jack, once power is achieved Paragraph 5 – Summary/Comparision Intro: Power and the desire for power are key themes in both Macbeth and Lord of the Flies. In the beginning of both texts, Macbeth and Jack are introduced by images of darkness and ill omens. In Macbeth in Act I scene i, darkness is presented through the witches and the thunder and lightning. It is as if the natural order is being disrupted by unnatural elements. Macbeth is associated with the witches as they are waiting for him and their riddles mirror his opening remark to Banquo.
Macbeth Beware of Macduff! Beware the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.” Act 1, Sc 4, 77) He then sent more murderers to kill Macduff; however Macduff was not there, so the murderers killed his entire family. The witches and Lady Macbeth made Macbeth lose his sanity.
Macbeth does not believe the witches’ predictions until he does become Thane of Cawdor; then he begins to contemplate if the rest will become true as well. Here Macbeth’s emotions first start taking over and being the foremost factor on why he does the evil actions. His wife succumbs to this quite a bit quicker than Macbeth does because she was less restrictive, morality wise, on her free will. After Lady Macbeth heard the witches’ prophecy she believed that Macbeth deserved to be king and should do anything to become it, including murder. “Still it cried 'Sleep no more!'
And finally, Macbeth’s own ambition was to blame. Blinded by his greed he became an evil monster that could not be controlled. Why should anyone else be held responsible when really Macbeth was the one who should be accountable of his own actions? The witches set up the fire that was soon to become the undoing of Macbeth. They told him a self-fulfilling prophecy and by doing so, his ambition kicked into play.
He is a merciless king who kills all in his path to the throne of Scotland; this ambition leads to unnecessary violence towards others. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a courageous, battle proven hero. During the opening scenes of the play, the audience has no idea that such a change of character could happen. Macbeth is convinced into his first murder, being King Duncan, by his wife, Lady Macbeth. The devil, or the evil spirits, take up many disguises, one of which is through Lady Macbeth.