She is loving to her husband but at the same time very ambitious, as shown by her immediate determination for Macbeth to be king. This outcome will benefit her and her husband equally. She immediately concludes that "the fastest way" for Macbeth to become king is by murdering King Duncan. Lady Macbeth's immediate thoughts may make her appear as thoroughly irreligiously cold and ambitious, but this is not so. To prepare for what she feels must be done she calls on evil spirits to "stop up th' access and passage to remorse" in order to be relentless.
Where there is a positive figure there will always be a negative mocking the good. During the act, Macbeth, Shakespeare uses contrasting images of lightness and darkness to express the differences of powers used amongst two different characters. The character Macbeth is a very important aspect of the play because his is referred to as the tyrant: a dark, evil and violent dictator that does nothing, but tries and destroys other around him. Duncan on the behalf is a loyal king to the people of Scotland. Duncan tries to praise the people around him and honor them for the good that they instill.
A tragic flaw is a flaw in a character that is the cause of a downfall of the tragic hero in a tragedy. A great example of an awesome tragic hero is Antigone in Sophocles play “Antigone.” In “Antigone” Antigone s a girl whose uncle (Creon) is king. Her brother, Polynecies, has died in a war and King Creon made a decree that no one should bury him. Well, Antigone disobeys Creon and buries her brother. She says that she did it for a higher cause.
Duncan plays an important role in the play, as he shows how power-hungry Macbeth is throughout the tragedy. Throughout the play, Duncan appears to be a good person. He is extremely generous, describing Macbeth as his “O valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!” (Scene two, line 24). He also compliments the captain who reports the good news.
He feels more important, more like a man with a great title. Another benefit is the feeling of appreciation and acceptance from other people’s praises. Macbeth’s fondness on positive comments is evident, when he explains to Lady Macbeth why he is hesitant on killing King Duncan. He says, “… and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their
He is lead by ambition into situations and finds himself with no way out; this is what kills Macbeth. In order to consider the changing relationship between Lady Macbeth and her husband we must first analyse what each individual is like when they are not influenced by the presence of the other. To effectivley explore the impact that they have on each other we must first analyse their personalities and actions when they are not together. Our first impression of Macbeth is given by the ‘Sergeant’. We are able to see from this text that Macbeth is a man who is extremely brave, courageous, valiant, and is also seen in a good light by the people who are around him: “For brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name” Because this quotation does not come from either Macbeth or his wife, we are able to conclude that Macbeth is seen in a good light by others.
Duncan is primarily a force of goodness in the play even considering his certain flaws. Duncan’s murder was an act of unnatural events, against moral order and even Macbeth sees the wrong in this vicious act. Duncan was seen as the perfect king and was called “Gracious Duncan” by the tyrant Macbeth. Duncan’s holiness is reinforced by Macbeth being shown as an unholy king which is a compete contrast to Duncan. The king should be patient, have justice, mercy and lowliness.
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.
He is too trusting in his nobles which costs Duncan his life and country. During the second Forres scene, Duncan makes possibly the most reckless speech he could have made. This speech in turn costs him his life. Three terrible mistakes emerge in his speech and actions: he rewards unfairly; shows his emotions too freely; and again, he trusts too eagerly. Duncan rewards Macbeth with the title and land of the Thane of Cawdor, in addition he says that he will have greater rewards later in time, indicated by the words “I have begun to plant thee, and will labor to make thee full of growing.” While Macbeth gets many tangible gifts, Banquo simply