He can report,/ As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt/ The newest state.” (1.2.1-3), to which blood indicates the open wounds Macbeth had caused to him. Shakespeare’s use of blood in this scene represents the loyalty and honor as Macbeth killed Macdonwald in defense of the king. After the battle, Macbeth was rewarded with a new title as the Thane of Cawdor yet he was not completely satisfied as he became greedy. Shakespeare also uses bloody images to foreshadow future events associated with Macbeth’s power. Aside from symbolizing blood as honor, he uses it to demonstrate the character of Macbeth and his drastic personality change as the play progresses.
Also he believed in the divine rights of kings. This is shown because Macbeth kills the king therefore he was punished for it. Additionally Shakespeare compliments his ancestor Banquo, to be a hero in the play. In the play Macbeth William Shakespeare presents Macbeth as being disturbed, he does this by using a monologue. You can see this from the quote, “Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle towards my hand… I have thee not, and yet I see this still.” This quote shows us Macbeth is going insane because he is having
Consumed with ambitious thoughts and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and seizes the throne for himself. He begins his reign racked with guilt and fear and soon becomes a tyrannical ruler, as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath swiftly propels Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to arrogance, madness, and death. There are a few themes had been portrayed by the writer. One of the major themes being portrayed by the writer is about tyranny.
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the noble soldier Macbeth strays to evil when given the opportunity to be king. With the influence of supernatural prophecies and his wife’s constant persuasion, the once loyal soldier is turned into a ruthless killing machine. By the end of the play, Macbeth turns in to a cold hearted tyrant and his once cruel and ambitious wife turns into a puddle of guilt. Through the use of rhetoric strategies, Shakespeare shows his readers the dramatic change in the nature of his characters. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a weak individual.
The Captain spoke to King Duncan about the course and outcome of the battles. The Captain describe Macbeth threw himself into the middle of the fray, and came out the winner all across the board for his King and his country. The Captain said he was “like valor’s favourite, he slashed his way until he faced the villain”. Duncan described Macbeth as noble and worthy of the title Thane of Cawdor. 4.
"He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subjects, Strong both against the deed; then as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself" (1.7.12-16) This is where Lady Macbeth comes into Macbeths fall. Because of Lady Macbeths strong will, she convinces Macbeth to kill Duncan so that he may become king. She becomes so obsessed about this crime that she even contiplats doing it herself. "Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty." (1.6.35-38) Her drive behind Macbeth drove him to kill Duncan.
By defeating Macbeth, the land of Scotland is cured from the disease of tyranny, the people of Scotland are no longer confined to live in fear, and the crown is restored to the rightful king; restoring the sense of equilibrium. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses metaphors of clothing, space, and clothing to reveal the central theme of power corrupts, which also illustrates the significance of speaking truth to power. Within the play, clothing acts as a way of defining a man and his status. After Macbeth gains the title as king, the people begin to notice that the current king isn’t fit to rule at all because, “New honors come upon him, / Like our strange garment, cleave not to their mould / But with the aid of use” (I, iii, 144-146), says Banquo about Macbeth, trying to make sense of why he is lost in thought just after Macbeth has been named the Thane of Cawdor. Through the language used, Banquo is saying that Macbeth is mentally trying on his new “honors,” being the title of Thane of Cawdor, however the title doesn’t fit until Macbeth grows accustomed to it.
He also loses reputation due to his fatal flaw. In Act 1 Scene 2, we know that Macbeth is the main character, because of his brave actions in the battle. A tragic hero’s exceptional nature generally raises him above the average level of humanity. “Disdaining fortune with his brandished steel” (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 17) Macbeth’s heroism can be seen by the way Macbeth rejects ‘fortune’ that is personified as a glorious warrior. Macbeth is described as ‘Brave Macbeth’ and also as the servant of the God Valour; he is ‘Valour’s minion.’ This is hyperbole, because a human being can’t fight as if he was the servant of god Valour.
The similarity is that Macbeth who the king hails and shows great respect for will later in the story commit the ultimate act of treason and murder his king. There is also a literary device used which is irony. The irony is that Duncan praises Macbeth for being a trust worthy general and a great one. Duncan praises Macbeth for fighting diligently in the civil war. The irony is that Macbeth kills Duncan for power later in the story.