Lady Macbeth - cold hearted, power, witch-like - is the most reasonable for turning Macbeth into an evil murderer. Her influences and desire to acheive more power is displayed throughoutthe play, particularly within her relationship with Macbeth. When Macbeth attempts to reconsider his plan to kill the King Duncan, Lady Macbeth is absolutely furious. She tells Macbeth "Screw your courage to the sticking place and we'll not fail". Lady Macbeth understands that in order to committ murder they both must remove all sense of humanity.
Some theories suggest that Macbeth was influenced by the supernatural but some believe that Macbeth himself was responsible for his actions and inevitable downfall. Macbeth ignores the voice of his own psyche and let himself carried away by the predictions of the witches. He is aware that he is going to commit a murder, but nevertheless he lets himself mislead by the three weird sisters and his own wife Lady Macbeth. The ghost and the apparitions also influenced Macbeth a lot. We say
Not only does the Ghost give Hamlet information, but also gives him direct instruction on many encounters. Before divulging the story of Hamlet’s father’s death, it asks him to “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (Shakespeare 1.5.25). Then, before it makes a dramatic exit, it tells him to “Let not the royal bed of Denmark be/ A couch for luxury and damned incest./ But howsomever thou pursuest this act,/ Taint not thy mind nor let thy soul
He now sets himself up to become to become the king, because the witches told him he would become king. After Macbeth slays the current king, Duncan, Macbeth is named the king of Scotland (Shakespeare 75). This event is truly significant because it demonstrates the power of the witches to see the fate of Macbeth and how his actions fall into place to make his fate a reality. Although the witches
Macbeth The Role of the Supernatural The contribution of the supernatural is essential to the advancement of the play. In the opening scene, the witches introduce the theme of darkness and evil and propel the plot into murder and madness. They influence a soldier to commit regicide in order to become king, and then lead him to his own downfall. The supernatural was also used to demonstrate the progression of mental instability in the main characters throughout the play. This is shown through Macbeth’s hallucinations, Lady Macbeth’s interaction with spirits, and their interactions with the witches and their prophecies.
The tragedy in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is the result of both his own character and external forces acting on him. The tragic downfall of Macbeth was not determined by one single cause but rather caused by a combination of three dark forces: supernatural, external and internal. The three witches and their dark powers represent the supernatural forces. Lady Macbeth acts as Macbeth’s external force, pushing him towards the bloody deeds. Macbeth’s own ambition and inner desires are the internal forces he battles and they act as the deciding power in bringing him to his downfall.
Macbeth first takes this in a joking manner, but soon begins to take it very seriously. When he came home to his wife, he shared the witches’ prediction with her and she encourages Macbeth to quicken the process by murdering the current king, King Duncan. After murdering the king, Macbeth soon finds himself needing to kill many more in order to keep his secret. His kingship comes into jeopardy when he hears of someone named Macduff who is foretold to have the power to defeat him. Macbeth hears some juxtapose news that gives him a reckless attitude.
Macbeth is a victim of fate in the Shakespearean tragedy he acts out of no free will he is a weak and easy to bend to anyone’s will. He is a victim of fate and succumbs to temptation and manipulation just like any order man. First the witches tempt him by say that all the power in the world could be his if he can find the way. Second Lady Macbeth starts his downfall into darkness and evil by manipulating him to kill the king. Third and then the witches second prediction he becomes cocky and assured with himself but this creates a snowball effect of Macbeth trying to cover his track making him kill more and provides him with nothing but hardship.
His paranoia reached the point to where he was mentally unstable. One source of motivation for the killing of the king derives where most people would not most commonly suspect: his own wife. The idea of her becoming queen engulfed her mind; therefore, she urged Macbeth to proceed with the killing of King Duncan. Following Duncan’s murder, the only thing bothering Macbeth was the prophecy told by the witches about Banquou’s son becoming the king. Fearing the worst, he allowed his paranoia take over his thought process, by not it should be obvious that his paranoia played a big role in his decision making.