Due to this unrestrained burst of ambition, Macbeth turns to darkness and he begins to act on his thoughts even though when Banquo asks if he ever thinks about the witches’ prophecy, he denies it all. Although the prophecy the witches foresee in Macbeth’s future is news to him, he is shocked and astonished because he has already thought of becoming a king in the past. As the play progresses, Macbeth’s duplicity in character comes through; he is indecisive, guilty and he becomes the worst type of traitor because he goes against God by murdering King Duncan. Macbeth is a character who undergoes a transformation; he leaves his cocoon and morphs into a butterfly, an evil butterfly for that matter. Banquo, Macbeth’s character foil, is one great character.
Also because of making witches being the evil people in the play he would get more funding for his theatre. Also by the king the richest person in Britain at that time. At the beginning Shakespeare had made us think that Macbeth is this heroic figure who is courageously fighting for king and country against the brutal Vikings, however further in the play we discovered that the witches has filled Macbeth with crazy prophesies. Then lady Macbeth devised a plan and forces Macbeth to kill Duncan. Furthermore because of this interference Macbeth is now this malevolent and sly character who ,murdered his own cousin for his self
However, Macbeth still has his free will. He is able to not believe what the witches say. They present him with words, feeding Macbeth's ambition. Even with their ridiculous prophecies, Macbeth still had his own choice to choose his own path. But being controlled by his ambition and desires, he continues to kill even after killing King Duncan.
If the witches didn’t initiate the thought of murder within Macbeths mind, then the murders may have never been committed and the whole mayhem of events may have never began. Although Macbeth was convinced by the witches, they were not the only ones to make Macbeth commit the murders. Lady Macbeth helped in convincing Macbeth to kill Duncan so he could be king by trying to persuade by emasculating him to do it so they could have a better life. After Macbeth started having doubts about murdering Duncan, Lady Macbeth challenged Macbeth’s courage and
We are unaware of the witches plans regarding Macbeth but it is clear that they are planning to meet him to unleash evil in the play at that is what witches do. King James was particularly interested in Witches and even wrote a book on it. Shakespeare opens Macbeth with a scene that introduces the witches
Narrative Point of View - Shakespeare put the play in a 3rd person point of view. He focuses mainly on fate and free will with the witches palying on the part foreshadowing Macbeth choices. Shakespeare proves us it's liable due to Macbeth choices on his own freewill that he killed Banquo which the witches said nothing about the death of them rather he is still going to be king wihtout their death. 8. Theme- Fate vs. Free Will- .
To begin, Macbeth is viewed as a brave and fearless man with very good military standing he is also viewed as a good leader. Macbeth is a good man at this point in the play but due to some prophecies that are made by, some crazy witches; he starts to betray his closest friends. Macbeth begins to plot against King Duncan, the man who just named him Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth realizes the costliness of killing the king and how his actions may damn him forever. Macbeth tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, That he cannot go through with it and she begins to question him, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man” (Shakespeare I.VII.
Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly. If Th’ assassination could trammel up the consequences, and catch, with his surcease, success; that but this blow might be-all and the end-all…” (pg21).In this quote we see how Macbeths first thought is to murder the king even when he is concerned about the consequences. Even when he is scared, he still goes and murders the king with the daggers. Macbeth does it without thinking what might happen, and he does it only thinking that without the king he can be king and therefore prove what the witches
The sins that were committed against him were also mainly because of the sins he committed. Such as when he sinned by killing Macduffs family Macduff than sinned against Macbeth by eventually killing him. At the start of the play Macbeth is a very righteous person and is very loyal to King Duncan. As the play progresses however we find that Macbeth begins to sin more and more. The sinning all starts when Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill King Duncan.
Leo Grazhdankin Ms.Hook hour 1 Macbeth Analysis False prophecies lead to death and destruction In the play, "Macbeth," I believe that the witches actually play a bigger part than they really have. Simply because they start to influence Macbeth’s decisions the witches were trying to create anarchy by foretelling Macbeth’s future so he act upon it. They pretty much planted everything evil into Macbeth's head which just kept growing and growing until it just started to dominate his whole mind. He did not need to kill King Duncan or any of the other victims. But pretty much after he murdered Duncan, Macbeth just went crazy.