That is a step On <br> which I must fall down, or else oâ€™erleap, For <br> in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; <br> Let not light see my black and deep desires: <br> The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be <br> <br> 2 <br> which the eye fears, when it is done, to <br> see. (Act I, Scene vii, lines 1-28) <br>If he had not been so determined to be king, then Duncan would <br>never have had to die. Consequently, if Macbeth had not killed <br>Duncan, this story would not have any murders in it at all. <br>Macbeth is driven by greed and violence proven by William <br>Hazlitt: <br> Macbeth himself appears driven along by <br> the violence of his fate like a vessel <br> drifting before a storm: he reels to and fro <br> like a drunken man; he staggers under the <br> weight of his own
The witches never told Macbeth to kill; they merely stated that he was to become king. Macbeth makes the choice himself. Their prophecies were believed by Macbeth and lead him with a tormenting need for power where he kills in order to achieve his goals. Macbeth falls on his own accord because of how he chooses to let the supernatural govern his actions. One can look at Macbeth’s actions as the play unravels and see that he is clearly headed down a path towards disaster resulting from one source: his ambition.
Were it not for outside forces, he would have lived happily as Thane of Cawdor, an illustrious title in itself. Macbeth does not even want to kill King Duncan. He says “chance may crown me without my stir.” Fearing the withes message means that he will kill the king in the future, he says “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” Macbeth writes to his wife, telling her about the withes and how one prophecy has already come true. As soon as she hears about it, she calls on evil spirits to fill her full of cruelty so that she will the King if necessary. Macbeth, on the other hand, does not like a possible future by the withes prophecy: that he will kill his King.
This makes Macbeth believe that no one will hurt him because he has never thought about the deep meaning of the prophecy. As a result, Macbeth would be killed by Macduff who is born by cesarean section. This vision makes Macbeth feel a false impression of safety. The third apparition is “a child crowned, with a tree in his hand”. It lets Macbeth “be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are”, which makes him even more evil to
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
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That is a step on which I must fall down, or else oerleap for in my way it lies. Stars hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires.” When Lady Macbeth receives the letter from her husband about the witches prediction she also realises that Duncan must killed. She thinks that Macbeth deserves to be great but also believes he is too noble to do such a thing. “Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full othe milk of human-kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it.” This shows that Lady Macbeth simply brings out the murderous butcher within Macbeth which was always subconsciously there with his ambition for glory.
Banquo also warns Macbeth as a friend, “… oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths…” Despite Banquo’s warning, Macbeth is now more confident that his deep inner desire will be fulfilled – especially after the witch’s prophecy. Mabeth feels that kingship is within his reach and acts upon the prophecy; however Banquo feels that he does not need to act, as he believes that if it is a true prophecy, it will happen without his action. This difference in their attitude is seen in their encounter with the witches. Unknowing if the witch’s declare the truth, Banquo is cautious in questioning them about the prophecies. “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear your favours nor your hate.” However, Macbeth commands “tell me more”.
Banquo states, “That, trusted home, might yet enkindle you unto the crown, besides the Thane of Cawdor. But ‘tis strange: And of oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles to betrays In deepest consequence.” (1.3.121-224). Banquo tells Macbeth that the witches predictions are evil and they must not assume that such prophecies of power, and greatness tell are true. Some say it is the fault of Lady Macbeth that Macbeth is sent to his death. However, he could have easily not listened to her at all.
Due to the nature of Macbeth’s downfall it would be difficult to blame a single person for his downfall. The main characters that were at fault in Macbeth’s downfall were The Witches, Lady Macbeth and of course Macbeth himself. You might say that Lady Macbeth is responsible for the General downfall of Macbeth. Ultimately, each human is responsible for his or her own actions. It is true that Lady Macbeth originally came up with the plan to kill the king, but it is also true that Macbeth was selfish and greedy.