Although Macbeth was terrified and against the idea of killing the king, one night he went into Duncan’s room and stabbed him to death. When the kingdom came to know about the death of the king, everyone was dazed. Furthermore, Macbeth began to regret the sin he had committed. “I am afraid to think of what I have done; Look on’t again I dare not.” (II.ii.66-67). After Duncan’s burial, it was discovered that Macbeth had been pronounced king.
Macbeth: Justice or Injustice Murder, deceit, and immorality are not a rare occurrence in the story of Macbeth; in fact they are the basis of the story. The three witches play with Macbeth’s mind and make him thirst for the throne, Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to murder King Duncan, and says Macbeth is a coward for his hesitation, to trick him into killing the King. And Macbeth not only murders King Duncan, but also Banquo, the Macduff family, and attempts to kill Fleance, son of Banquo. The question remains; is justice served where justice is due in this story? A lust for power already existed in Macbeth, but it was his encounter with the three witches on his return from battle that triggered his thirst for the throne, and subsequently the deaths of many, Macbeth among the deceased.
But the only way they would have total power over the kingdom is if Macbeth becomes king and the one way he could become king is if Duncan is murdered. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan while he sleeps and make it look like his guards have murdered him. Macbeth gives into his wife and kills Duncan in his sleep and becomes very paranoid that the guards witnessed him killing Duncan and kills the guards as well. Macbeth becomes overwhelmed with the thought that he killed his ally. Every time Macbeth mentions Duncan's name at dinner, the ghost of Duncan appears but only Macbeth can see him.
Macbeth Act V Macbeth's death was inevitable. Because he wanted to be king, his wife talked him into murdering Duncan, who was the king and a relative, while Duncan was a guest in his home. He had his best friend, Banquo, murdered because the witches predicted that Banquo’s descendents would be kings. He also wanted Banquo’s son, Fleance, murdered, but he escaped. Macbeth had reason to be afraid of Macduff, so he sent men to kill Macduff’s wife and children.
Lady Macbeth challenges him, saying that he is not a man. Macbeth becomes defensive, and to defend himself, he kills Duncan. So, in the end both are to blame. Macbeth had committed the actual murder, and Lady Macbeth made the plan and convinced her husband to commit the
After Macbeth kills the king, a bell rings and he says, “I go and it is done: the bell invites me. / Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” (2.1.62-64). Macbeth and Lady Macbeth also frame the guards for the dirty deed he has done. Malcolm and Donalbaine are so scared for their lives that they decide to stay with separate relatives. Separating where no one knows where they are will better insure their safety.
And the last similarity, though not in exact description, is Amleth/Hamlet killing his uncle, the king. Now that you know the similarities, let’s move on to the differences. The first difference between the two stories is that in Hamlet, Hamlet sees the ghost of his dead father, and tells Hamlet that his uncle, who is now king, was the one who killed him. He also orders him to seek the revenge of his murder and to kill his uncle. Hamlet obviously agrees to this and sets out to follow the ghost’s demands.
Verna Thorton, dying of terminal Lung Cancer, tells Fitz about the election rigging, and how she was the one that ordered the attempted assassination on him because he did not deserve to be president. He in turn suffocates her with a pillow. I relate this back to Macbeth, with the death of Banquo. The witches prophesied that Banquo’s sons would be Kings, so Macbeth kills him and his son so that he can keep the crown. Fitz kills Verna, because he didn’t want to lose his presidency, and since she has already tried to assassinate he knows she is a threat alive.
Lady Macbeth has just been thinking that her husband is too weak willed to seize what she sees as rightfully his, the throne of Scotland. When she hears that King Duncan will be staying in her home, she says: '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' (1.5). In other words, she longs to act like a 'man' and kill Duncan herself. Lady Macbeth goes as far as to invite demons, or spirits, to inhabit her, enabling her to commit this great evil
She becomes evil and ambitious before the murder of Banquo, and then she becomes fearful of her surroundings because of her guilt after Banquo's murder. Lady Macbeth develops her evil character by informing Macbeth about her idea of killing King Duncan and taking over the throne. "What beast was 't then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst to it, then you were a man; and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more than a man...When Duncan is asleep, his two chamberlains will I with wine and wassail so convince that memory, the warder of the brain, shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason a limbeck only..." said Lady Macbeth (I, VII, Lines 55-77). Lady Macbeth is convincing Macbeth about her plan to kill Duncan when he sleeps.