Change of Heart Shakespeare’s Macbeth really helped me understand the severity that people can change under certain circumstances. The main character, Macbeth, begins as a very respectable and moral person, but by the end of the story he has become a murderous tyrant. It’s hard to tell if Macbeth would have had the same fate if he had never heard the prediction of his future from the three witches. If Macbeth had never heard what the witches had to say, would he have still become king? Or would he have never found the courage to murder for his own personal gain?
Cinthya Carpinteyro August 8, 2012 Macbeth Essay Macbeth had a lust for power and that led him to change from the person he was to evil. Macbeth was a guy who was not sure of what he was doing but let himself be manipulated by the people around him. If Macbeth hadn’t developed a hunger for power, he wouldn’t have ever committed the crimes he did nor made the decisions that led him to take the actions that brought consequences for himself and the other characters. IN the story “Macbeth”, Macbeth is more responsible for the murders because he took advantage of what the witches had told him, he became obsesses with the blood that laid in his hands, and he decided to listen to his wife and prove his manhood. Macbeth takes advantage of what the witches tell him that he decides to get all the people that might stop him from being King out of his way.
Macbeth’s actions are just as poorly chosen as the murder’s that commit the crime today. Macbeth killing anyone in his way is not a way to get to royalty. Succeeding by performing great expectations should be the way Macbeth would want to receive the glory of royalty. Macbeth is seen as good in the beginning of the play for helping his country in fighting against the Norwegian king wanting to harm his familiar surroundings. As the play goes on Macbeth becomes greedy after the mysterious visit of the three witches telling him he will become king.
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character initially demonstrates qualities of being a tragic hero, but by conclusion of the play his deceitfulness and his overwhelming gullibility lead him to be portrayed as a criminal. Macbeth has serious issues with power, greed, and even his own self- esteem and self- conscious. He knows when he kills Duncan and Banquo that it is the wrong thing to do but he still does it anyways. He also becomes obsessed with idea of power and becomes more power hungry as each day passes. He has become an unstoppable killing machine who believes he is invincible once the three witches reveal their prophecies and their apparitions to Macbeth.
Macbeth’s greedy emotions to achieve everything without letting anything get in the way would not let this happen. Ultimately, Macbeth orders people to kill Banquo because he fears as well as envies him. He envies him because Banquo has sons who can become future kings and Macbeth does not. So Macbeth would like to have sons. After killing Banquo, Macbeth starts to later see Banquo’s ghost.
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.
The witches give Banquo the prediction of “‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none’ ” (Shakespeare 9). The reason to blame the witches is because before this prediction Macbeth and Banquo were best friends. Then when Macbeth becomes king he fears that Banquo will try to kill him because he knows that Banquo’s heirs will some day have the crown. Macbeth no longer trusts Banquo and is driving crazy thinking that his friend will come after just to make sure that Macbeth’s heirs will never get the crown, so Macbeth orders the death of both Banquo and his son to make sure that there is no one else to take the crown away from him. The only reason Banquo is murdered is because Macbeth becomes paranoid after the witches prediction.
Let me go. Enough.”(4.1.73-74) It is apparent that he cannot differentiate between good and evil that he creates this “fate” that he is following that seems good to him but evil in others’ eyes. After murdering the king, Macbeth is not satisfied with just being king because the heir to the throne is Banquo’s son so “Instead of watching that happen, [Macbeth] will challenge fate to battle and fight to the death.” (3.1.74-75) This literally shows how he just made an evil decision all by himself (with no outside influences this time)
The sinning all starts when Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill King Duncan. She convinces Macbeth that he should be the next King not Malcolm or Donnelbain and that King Duncan had committed a sin by not letting Macbeth be the next king. This Macbeth believed was a sin against him and sparked the start of all the sins he committed. Still the question is Macbeth a Man More Sinned Against Than Sinning remains. The answer I believe is no.
Next, before Macbeth and Lady Macbeth carry out the act of killing Duncan, Macbeth is weighing the pros and cons of going through with the murder. He has extreme doubt about this and thinks that if fate shall make him king, then there is nothing he has to do. He says to himself, “but only/ Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself/ and falls on th’ other” (I.vii.26-28). The only thing that is motivating him to kill Duncan is his ambition, but as he knows, people rushing ahead of themselves for ambition can prove to be disastrous. He knows that his desire may destroy him, which in fact