In this quote Lady Macbeth is thinking about the witches prophecy and how she can make it come true. She states that she will control Macbeth with her words and she will convince him to do what she says; like killing Duncan. This shows that Macbeth’s main action (the killing of Duncan to become king) was based on what he was told by the witches and what Lady Macbeth told him after he told her. Another case in which Macbeth is acting upon the witch’s prophecy is when he wants to murder Banquo. When Macbeth talks to the murderers and even a bit before he says, “It is concluded: Banquo thy sol’s flight, / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.” (3.1.141-142).
They are very mischievous and play upon the weaknesses and ambitions of Macbeth. The witches prophecies spark Macbeth’s ambitions, just as the witches knew they would. They make Macbeth question Banquo when they prophesies that Banquo’s offspring will be king. “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater./ Not so happy, yet much happier./Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none:/So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!.” This leads Macbeth into ordering the murders of Banquo and Fleance. The witches then manipulate him to believe he is immortal by telling him “laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” (Act 4, scene 1 lines 86-88).
Macbeth Essay Throughout the play of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, there are four themes, such as things are not what they seem, blind ambition, power corruption, and the effects of superstition on human behavior, that cause the transformation of Macbeth from a great general to a corrupt king. In the beginning, Macbeth (also known as Thane of Glamis) is a devoted general who fights for and defends his king. However, this changes when Macbeth and his friend Banquo meet the prophesizing witches for the first time. Macbeth is greeted as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and king hereafter. It is this prophecy that will make Macbeth go astray and become the person that he never wanted to become.
As Macbeth became king this prophecy began to scare him. When he discovered that Macduff had fled to England he planned to destroy Macduff's family. The witches were the start of the murders but were also a source for the murders to continue throughout the play. Macbeth played the largest role in him becoming king. He was the one who murdered Duncan.
Act 1 scene 1 In a desolate place blasted by thunderstorms, Three Witches meet to predict the future. Act 1 scene 2 Scotland is at war. King Duncan faces not not only his own rebellious kinsmen but also an invasion by King Sweno of the Norwegians. In this scene, Duncan receives three significant reports: the death of the rebel Macdonald at the hands of “brave Macbeth”; Macbeth’s action against the Norwegians; and the treachery of the Thane of Cawdor, who has sided with the enemy. In each case, Macbeth’s heroism shines out, leading to victory for Scotland and surrender by Sweno.
A lust for power already existed in Macbeth, but it was his encounter with the three witches on his return from battle that triggered his thirst for the throne, and subsequently the deaths of many, Macbeth among the deceased. The witches told Macbeth that he would become the Thane of Cawdor, and when he did, he became obsessed with the idea that he will become the King of Scotland; “prophecy” said so. With the encouragement of his wife, Macbeth murdered King Duncan, and Banquo, who was a comrade of Macbeth. Macbeth then orders the deaths of Macduff’s wife and children, because he fears that they stand a chance of taking the throne. Upon hearing of his families’ death, Macduff returns to Scotland to confront Macbeth, who is slain.
English – Macbeth Essay Brayden Schroeder “All Hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (Act 1, Scene 3, Page 3, Line 51) Who knew this one measly prediction would cause so much turmoil? The three witches are undoubtedly the most influential figures in what is possibly Shakespeare’s greatest playwright. The death of King Duncan came as a direct result of the witches’ prediction that Macbeth would one day be king whilst Macbeth’s superstition killed both Macduff’s family and Banquo. A result of his manipulable mind and arrogance, the witches also made him believe himself to be invincible, a mistake that would ultimately cost him his life. Although others played a role in turning Macbeth into the tyrant he became, it can be argued that this never would’ve panned out the way it did if the witches had never appeared.
He was an honest, sensible young man, until he fell upon the witches’ spell and was victimized by his wife’s evilness. Macbeth was under the spell of three witches who claimed that he would be appointed as king after the death of the present king, Duncan. The witches chanted, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! / All hail, Macbeth!
Macbeth betrays King Duncan because the witches told him he will become king. He also betrays his friend Banquo because the witches gave him predictions that can affect Macbeth. The three weird sisters betray Macbeth because he wants things to go his way. In “Macbeth”, Shakespeare demonstrates that betrayal is lead by unreasonable decisions that cause bad consequences. Macbeth
4. And prophesied that though he should never be king yet his sons after him should be kings in Scotland. They then turned into air and disappeared by which the generals knew them to be witches. But the words of the witches had sunk too deep into the mind of Macbeth. From that time he bent all his thoughts on how to win the throne of Scotland.