As the play begins, Macbeth and Banquo are friends and comrades in arms, both Scottish noblemen and valiant defenders of King Duncan. The first description of them concerns how fiercely they had recently fought together to defeat the forces of the King of Norway and Macdonwald, a traitor to the King. Macbeth and Banquo together encounter the witches on the heath where Macbeth hears their prophecy for the first time. Banquo reacts as a friend would at the sound of Macbeth's good fortune, then seeks to know his own future. Shortly after, Banquo warns Macbeth of danger, explaining that the witches may not be trustworthy: And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence.
In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the noble soldier Macbeth strays to evil when given the opportunity to be king. With the influence of supernatural prophecies and his wife’s constant persuasion, the once loyal soldier is turned into a ruthless killing machine. By the end of the play, Macbeth turns in to a cold hearted tyrant and his once cruel and ambitious wife turns into a puddle of guilt. Through the use of rhetoric strategies, Shakespeare shows his readers the dramatic change in the nature of his characters. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a weak individual.
There are some that may blame those very witches that Macbeth encounters as he and Banquo make their way home from the battlefield. Before this meeting, I cant help but to think that Macbeth was fiercely loyal to me and to Scotland. I thought that he was a very valiant warrior against the Norwegian forces. But those mischievous, evil witches, through their ridicolous prophecies, planted the seed in Macbeth's mind of becoming Thane of Cawdor and king. Once I gave him the title of Cawdor, he so thoughtlessly believed in the witches' power and fell willingly under their spell.
The witches are possibly linked as the “charms” seem to influence Macbeth and he begins to echo “foul and fair”. Whenever Macbeth seems at his most inhumane he uses rhyming couplets for example, “knell that summons…to heaven…hell” is used before killing Duncan in act 2 and “fight…heaven…find it out to-night” before killing Banquo in act 3.
Betrayal Leads to Bad Decisions Betrayal is something that will have negative consequences. William Shakespeare shows different ways of consequences in “Macbeth”. At the beginning of the play Macbeth and Banquo, two captains, are loyal to King Duncan. After receiving predictions from three witches Macbeth they betrayed each other when they didn’t expect it. Macbeth betrays King Duncan because the witches told him he will become king.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare demonstrates the build of guilt and remorse that Macbeth and his Queen begin to develop, consequently aids and foreshadows their demise. Shakespeare uses a wide variety of imagery to emphasize how guilt affects Macbeth’s life. Also, throughout the play, multiple pieces of evidence are displayed to prove how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both change drastically from the beginning to the end of this piece. Finally, towards the end of the play, Macbeth finally comes to terms with himself and his devious actions, thus restoring his old mentality. Guilt is a factor of human nature and touches just about everyone at some point.
The reader second guesses their first opinion of him and sees a selfish side to him, as he is drunk at his cousins funeral with no regards to other peoples feelings. These are not the expected actions of a character whose sole purpose is to be comic. Act 2, Scene 3. Throughout this scene, Toby continues to show a different side to the funny personality he is assumed to have. There is something unpleasant about him and he is certainly not simply comic although he does provide some comedy.
First of all, Macbeth is evil since he became a murderer. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a war hero who was honorable. He was celebrated as a brave soldier and rewarded with a new title from the king. However, after he has been told by the three witches that he will eventually become a king of Scotland, he immediately kill King Duncan. This was a evil decision that he made for the first time.
Human weakness was the reason that caused most of the events that then played a part in their deaths to occur. The most notable human weakness displayed in the play Romeo and Juliet was Romeo and Juliet's love for each other. Although other events and characters played an important role throughout the play that contributed to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet, it was the love that they shared with each other in a short amount of time that caused them to think that they would rather be dead than to be separated from and live without each other. It is both human error and human weakness that contributed to the fate that both Romeo and Juliet
Consequently, they achieve a certain degree of self awareness and knowledge that they did not possess before. Shakespeare, writing in the tragic genre created in Lear and Macbeth, two tragic heroes who achieve anagnorisis or personal discovery through a series of tragic events. Aristotle believed “anagnorisis....when it occurs together with peripetia (adventure) the change of fortune from good to ill or reverse” would lead to “external identification” which is in other words self-knowledge. Shakespeare’s contemporary audience would have understood the theme of self knowledge, in tradegy as it was a popular genre. During that time, it was believed that the death of a King would upset the natural balance of order and society.