<br> Macbeth will be the first one discussed, since he was the <br>main character. The playâ€™s problems start when he kills Duncan. <br>This is done because he has a flaw; he is too determined. He <br>doesnâ€™t let anything in his way of the goal, to be king, proven <br>here: <br> The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step On <br> which I must fall down, or else oâ€™erleap, For <br> in my way it lies.
However, Macbeth gets confused that if nobody can harm him, why he should be scared of Macduff. Therefore he plans to kill him for safety. The third vision tells him to be courageous, proud; Macbeth shouldn’t be defeated until “Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him”. (maybe Malcolm?) After the vision disappeared, Macbeth asks for a last question, if any of Banquo’s line will hold a throne.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth, a thane usurps the throne and gains an illegitimate image of authority through his thirst for power. Power corrupts Macbeth and it results in leading to his ultimate downfall. Even though he appeared to be a king, he was never fit to rule in reality. Macduff, a thane, eventually takes the ultimate stand against Macbeth by defeating him. By defeating Macbeth, the land of Scotland is cured from the disease of tyranny, the people of Scotland are no longer confined to live in fear, and the crown is restored to the rightful king; restoring the sense of equilibrium.
Characters may choose to not believe in fate, but whether they are conscious of it or not, it was fate that guided their path. Macbeth did not intend to meet the witches and to discover his destiny, it was his fate that presented the witches to him. Macbeth didn’t choose to meet the witches, he did not even have a say about the encounter, it was destined to happen by fate. Prior to Macbeth’s first meeting with the witches, he is already the Thane of Glamis. However, right after the witches vanish he is named the Thane of Cawdor.
By the time he became king, he was so paranoid about the people around him that he could not even enjoy being the king. Banquo is Macbeth’s right hand man and he too was there when the three witches prophesied that Macbeth would be king. They told him that although he would not be king, his son would start a long line of rulers. Macbeth kills Banquo because he is nervous that he will tell the others about him becoming king. In the end, the sons of the old king and Macduff, enemy of Macbeth, join forces to defeat Macbeth and take the throne.
With the witches’ prophecies mulling over in his mind, and knowing that he was not the successor of the throne, he knew he had to take matters into his own hands. With the support and persuasion of Lady Macbeth, he kills King Duncan and gains his kingship. When Banquo makes his vow to find out who killed Duncan, Macbeth knew he had to silence him. After Macbeth is named king, he seeks out hired murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Macbeth does this because he is afraid that Banquo will get in the way of his new title and Fleance, because he is prophesied to be king.
They were the driving force behind Banquo and King Duncan's killing. The witches prophesised that his life would completely change, by becoming thane of Cawdor, then king of Scotland. At first, Macbeth dismissed their prophecies, but after he was promoted to Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth wondered if he will be King, too. "If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir." Another prophecy made by the witches was that Banquo's son will be king.
* All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”. *As Malcolm commands his* army of soldiers,* sick of Macbeth’s reign march* towards Macbeth’s castle,* Macbeth, who has “almost forgot the taste of fears” realises the third apparitions is a half-truth, that Birnam woods is actually a large army of soldiers* using branches to hide their numbers. *Although Macbeth has become a ruthless murderer, he commands a certain amount of sympathy from the audience. Macbeth has been victimized by fate *which *pre-determines his tragic end*. * We disagree with how the witches, who enjoy the misfortune of others-“fair is foul, and
Macbeth, on the other hand, does not like a possible future by the withes prophecy: that he will kill his King. This shows the difference between Lord and Lady Macbeth. It is only after much nagging and cajoling from his wife that he decides to go through with it, and then half heartedly. His wife uses insults, demeans him, and makes him feel less than a man, so Macbeth finally gives in. While Lady Macbeth is the one who sets the ball rolling, it was the witches that put the ball at the top of the hill.
When the witches first meet Macbeth, the witches say, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter! ...Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!” (I.iii.51, 68-69). This is the withes’ prophecy that Macbeth will one day become king, and that Banquo’s descendents will be too. While this may not seem to be controlling, the mental affect on Macbeth was more damaging then anything they could have imagined.