In scene 1 act 7, Macbeth leaves the table and attempts to talk himself out of killing Duncan. Macbeth gives himself many logical reasons as why not to commit the murder, such as Duncan just gave him a promotion, why kill the man who just promoted you. But then Macbeth states that if he knew he wouldn’t get caught then he would do it. Then, Lady Macbeth enters the scene, and this is where the murder plan materializes. Lady Macbeth challenges him, saying that he is not a man.
Macbeth killed the king and took the throne, so there is an apparent reason that it was Macbeth?s choice. Finally, the witches tell him that he will not fall until ?Birnam Woods meets Dunsinane Hill.? Well, Birnam Wood meets Dunsinane Hill and Macbeth is defeated. This again is partially Macbeth?s fault. If he hadn?t killed
This was a evil decision that he made for the first time. After murdering King Duncan, Macbeth became a king of Scotland. However, he did not stop murdering. Macbeth decides to kill his best friend, Banquo and Banquo’s son, Fleance, because the three witches prophesied that while Macbeth himself would be king, it was the descendents of Banquo that would be kings down the line. In other words the kingship won’t stay in Macbeth’s line with his kids being after him.
When Macbeth talks to the murderers and even a bit before he says, “It is concluded: Banquo thy sol’s flight, / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.” (3.1.141-142). In this statement Macbeth is talking to the murderers and is saying that Banquo must die and he must die as soon as possible. Macbeth says this right after he states, “ They hailed him father to a line of kings.” (3.1.60). These two statements clearly show that the only reason why Macbeth wants
The devil, or the evil spirits, take up many disguises, one of which is through Lady Macbeth. Our tragic hero does not realize that every murder will come back to haunt him. We begin to see the slippery slope Macbeth slides down as he promptly kills his best friend, Banquo, and attempts to murder Banquo’s only child, Fleance, without any outside influences. He was content killing his closest ally because he worries about the witches prophecy that “the seeds of Banquo’s kings, rather than so, come fate into the list, and champion me to the utterance…” (III.I.70-73). Even when you believe Macbeth cannot be any worse he slaughters Macduff’s entire family when he hears Macduff has fled to England; he said that he would “give to the edge o’the sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line”.
Jonathan Trujillo June1, 2011 Cp English Mrs. Fernandez Macbeth: “Pawn of Fate or of Free Will?” In the tragic play “Macbeth”, written by Sir William Shakespeare, we see how a man by the name of Macbeth begins as a noble and loyal thane who would do anything for the king’s sake. But when the chance comes he kills the king and becomes king. Then finally after all that they found out he did it and kill him in battle. But was this because of his choosings or was it because he was to become like this because of fate? Possibly he can be a little of both.
Outline Introduction: * Betrayal and deception play a big role in the play Macbeth, it tells us that you never know who you can trust or not. * The Three Witches, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth show us how someone that you once could trust, turns into someone you don’t recognize in a second. . First Main Point: The Witches * display evil power * change Macbeth into an evil man * not trusted Second Main Point: Macbeth * he betrays Duncan * betrays Banquo * became a murderer Third Main Point: Lady Macbeth * plans to kill Duncan to take over the throne for Macbeth * talking in her sleep, expressing the murder * deceives her king Conclusion: * good turns to evil, trust turn to betrayal
He has resolved himself not only to kill the king, but to also remove Malcolm. The king is Macbeth's cousin, and has recently given him much honor. Macbeth should be protecting the king with his own life, but despite all these things, he kills the king. MacBeth then becomes self-centered. He refuses to take any more reports.
[Ellipses mine] (Macbeth, I, i, 1-13). Right away the audience was to be aware that there will be evil things taking part in the plot and seeing how Macbeth’s name is mentioned, they automatically know who the target was. Another point that Shakespeare touches on through his play is how Macbeth, when he is declared king after killing Duncan, is on a power spree – what with killing and getting rid of his threats to his throne. By referring to The Divine Rights of Kings, King James I stated: Kings are justly called Gods, for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of divine power upon earth. For if you will consider the attributes to God, you shall see how they agree in the person of a king.
Was Macbeth’s decline and death his own fault? In the play “Macbeth”, written by William Shakespeare, we notice that Macbeth’s decline and his death is the result of his own fault. Macbeth is one of the main characters in the play, he transforms from being a war-hero to becoming a vicious murder. The arguments that support this statement to be true are: Macbeth’s ambition, the killings of Duncan, Banquo and Macduff’s family and finally Macduff’s revenge. Firstly, Macbeth’s decline and death is his own fault because of his ambition.