“All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.52-53) Macbeth would have never thought of killing Duncan if the Witches had never given him the idea of him being King. The Witches plan an evil atmosphere every time they show up. They gave Macbeth the temptation of being something above everyone else, and gave him the ideas of betraying his surroundings. After Macbeth when to go see the Witches for them to tell him his future from the apparitions, it showed Macbeth’s downfall.
Roseanne Barr once said, “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You take it.” In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, lady Macbeth, Hecate and the Three witches take it upon themselves to achieve power. By questioning Macbeth’s manhood, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into killing King Duncan, therefor achieving a position of power. The three witches play upon Macbeth’s ambitions to gain power over him and lead him to his downfall. The goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, manipulates Macbeth by taking power over the three witches and telling them to mislead Macbeth to his destruction.
When she says “What need we fear who/ Knows it, when none can call our power accompt?” (5.1.37-38). In making a comment on this, it not only gives away the fact that she did indeed commit murder, but also that she and her husband, Macbeth, need not worry about people knowing who they had killed if they were able to retain power. The fact that Lady Macbeth was so hungry to for power that she was ready to kill will lead to her self destruction, which would result in her insanity. This demonstrates how ambition can cause destruction. Ultimately, the hallucinations of bloodstains on Lady Macbeth’s hands are what symbolize the guilt and lack of innocence.
Kelsy Chou The Leader of the Role Abigail Williams, in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a character that is not always truthful, always get things to her advantage, and always know how to use her power. In Act One of the book, her role is the manipulator of the witchcraft confrontation, and the leader of the girls. During the witchcraft confrontation with Reverend Parris, Abigail denies everything. Her magnificent skills in lying and manipulating are demonstrated throughout Act One. Not only does she deny doing witchcraft, she also manages to accuse Tituba of having full responsibility while she is the one who starts the whole thing.
Discuss how the characters of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Duncan are established in Act I by using textual evidence to support your points. Macbeth: “return to plague the inventor” Macbeth is a person that knows what he must do but is doubtful of it. He is the war hero and got news of his promotion by the witches, who also said he would be promoted further. To make their prophecy come true he must kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth: “unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty” Lady Macbeth is the “true” evil.
To what extent can Lady Macbeth and the witches be held accountable for the actions of Macbeth? In the dramatic play ‘Macbeth’, written by William Shakespeare, showed us that the King of Scotland, Macbeth was being played and controlled by the people he trusted the most, his own wife, Lady Macbeth and the witches. His wife, Lady Macbeth was very evil, selfish, cunning and manipulating and the witches misguided him with their prophecies, which resulted him losing his sanity and making very bad choices. Therefore, even though Macbeth was greedy and ambitious himself, Lady Macbeth and the witches were to some extent accountable for Macbeth’s actions. What happened to Macbeth was a combination of events that lead him to believe that one day he would be King.
To deceive is to give a false impression towards someone. Macbeth, the main character and many others do just that. In the play the characters have a different side to them then shown. “Look like an innocent flower /but be the serpent under it” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) Lady Macbeth reassured this to Macbeth explaining how they would get away with murder. Being deceitful is wrong and can lead you down a path of many lies.
In your opinion, how responsible are the witches for Macbeth’s downfall? ‘All hail Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter.’ Act 1 Scene 3 The witches played a crucial part in Macbeth’s downfall; however, I firmly believe that they should not be solely responsible for it. They were the wood, set up and ready for ignition. Lady Macbeth was the kindling, her enthusiasm for her husband to do the wrong thing, caused Macbeth to do what he knew he shouldn’t. And finally, Macbeth’s own ambition was to blame.
It reveals Lady Macbeth's diabolical nature: instead of advising him against believing the witches' prediction that he would become king she decides to incite him to murder Duncan. She knows fully well that her husband could become king of Scotland only by murdering Duncan. It reveals that Macbeth is "too full o' the milk of human kindness" and how she plans to "chastise him with the valour of her tongue" to fulfil their ambitions, this quote also shows some disturbance in Lady Macbeth because it sounds quite manly and unfeminine. This clearly indicates that Lady Macbeth is the dominant partner in their marriage and that although Macbeth is a brave and courageous military commander he can be easily manipulated by his wife. This has led many critics to conjecture whether Lady Macbeth herself is a witch in human form.
Character of Lady Macbeth In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is made to act as a catalyst in Lord Macbeth's evildoings. The female roles in William Shakespeare's Macbeth are those of the witches, more supernatural than human, Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff, the latter being presented in a minor, almost insignificant way. This paper will explore the role of Lady Macbeth and only make slight comment on the witches. Macbeth is generally the commander in the castle of the Macbeth’s for the killings that take place in the play. Lady Macbeth also plays and evil role beside him.