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.
The witches god doesn't like this which causes the the witches to betray Macbeth, “Spiteful and wrathful, who (as others do) Loves for his own ends, not for you. But make amends now: get you gone, And at the pit of Acheron Meet me i'th morning: get you gone, Will come to know his destiny. Your vessels and your spells provide, Your charms and everything beside” (III. v. 12-19). The witches god is saying that why are they putting up with Macbeth and that he only cares for himself.
How is the change in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth shown throughout all of the acts? This essay will show how Shakespeare presents change in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth over the course of the play. Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth" specifically for King James I. The king was a large supporter of the theatre, Shakespeare's company even became known as "The King's Men." James I was a very superstitious monarch, he hated the idea of witches and paranormal activity.
Hamlet is probably thinking about how he would be king when the king already lives. He probably knows there is going to be a murder. 3. If I were directing the play, I would have made Macbeth act like he is saddened by the fact that he will be king after somebody got murdered and then be horrified realising he would be the killer and then happy because he would be king then morose again because it would be on his conscience. 4.
To begin, with Shakespeare shows Macbeth as a valiant individual when the Sergeant says “brave Macbeth… with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valour’s minion” (Shakespeare-1.2.17-20). Because of his bravery and courageousness, Macbeth is able to take down Macdownwald by “unseamed him from the nave to the chops, and fixed his head upon our battlements” (22.214.171.124), as well as taking on the Norwegians. The victories ensures that Macbeth is respected by others including King Duncan, who calls him “O valiant cousin” and “Worthy gentlemen!” (1.2.26) Moreover, Macbeth’s valiant and braveness causes him being crowned the Thane of Cawdor by Kind Duncan. Consequently, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth’s exceptional characteristic of being rational and is seen when Macbeth questions the prophecies the three witches, he asks “But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives.
Within this relationship there is rarely true equality - one partner almost always has undue power or influence over the other. At the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth seems the controlling influence. But, again, by the time we reach the final act she is deranged and will suffer and die virtually alone. In many ways, charting this private change of influence tells the story of Macbeth. A renowned warrior and the saviour of his country, Macbeth's authority naturally commands the respect of his countrymen in the opening scenes.
Duncan appraises Macbeth by holding Lady Macbeth by the hand and saying “We love him highly and shall continue our graces toward him” (I,iv,364, 29-30) believing that Macbeth is a loyal man that has such a great heart; considering that he risked his life to save Scotland: something that the Thane of Cawdor was supposed to do. Macbeth, a dark evil soul, uses the promotion and honor of Duncan as a stepping stone to begin his destroying of Scotland. Instead of being happy with the honor that king Duncan gave him the honor of Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth gets greedy and wants more than what is granted to him, “If chance will have
“Then yield thee, coward,” Macduff began in the final fight scene. “...And live to show...here may you see the tyrant”, The new protagonist remarkably gives Macbeth a chance to live, but due to the king’s twisted envision of honor, his stubbornness refuses to allow him to bow to anyone. The once bold and noble Thane, now a beheaded selfish
There are many different ways to define the word power; “the ability to do or act, to have authority or influence, to have great force.” (Webster 505) No matter the definition, they all describe exactly what Macbeth wanted, and that is control. Macbeth wants it so badly that he is willing to do unspeakable things in order to attain it. The witches make a prophecy that Macbeth will be king, and Banquo will have a line of kings but not be one. Things makes Macbeth question why he will not have a line of kings, and makes him somewhat upset. Because of this, he decides he must kill Banquo, so that there will be no heir.
However, in a chain of events that status is quickly removed. As the play progresses Macbeth goes from a loyal character to a dangerous on because of his rising ambition for power, and his wife’s influence on his actions. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen much differently than he is by the end of the play. His social status is high because he is the Thane of Glamis and Cowder, and people like him because he is trustworthy and proven in battle. The King of Scotland says, “What be hath lost, noble Macbeth hat won” (1.2.