And so, to make sure that Macbeth will do what she want, she will manipulate him, but she just believes that she is going to enable him to reach his potential, as shown in lines 25-28. Lady Macbeth also calls upon evil spirits to help with the murder during the scene. This shows us that she has very little faith in her husband. When Macbeth arrives at the castle, Lady Macbeth begins to try and persuade him to kill King Duncan. By Act One, Scene Seven, Lady Macbeth had convinced her husband to kill the King.
that shalt be king hereafter.”(Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 3, lines 49-51). Immediately after hearing these, ,2 Macbeth finds out he is thane of Cawdor. This makes him believe he has to Murder the King Duncan to fulfill the next section of the prophecy. Macbeth never thought about killing the king until the prophecy was delivered to him. The downward spiral would never had been started without the prophecies spoken by the Witches.
Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to aid her in her plot to overcome her husband's reluctance and force him to kill Duncan. She even claims that she would have done the deed had Duncan not reminded her of her father. “Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to overcome her husband's reluctance”(Riedel, Web). This further irritates Macbeth, by now Macbeth is fully
Besides Macbeth, Lady Macbeth also shows her character is deceiving by planning how Duncan will be killed. At the end of the play she dies because the guilt from helping to kill Duncan was too much of a burden on her conscience. Lastly, the witches are deceiving characters because they give confusing prophecies. Macbeth misinterprets the confusing prophecies which later lead to his tragic death. There are many appearances that show characters in the play Macbeth are deceiving, ultimately leading to tragedy.
His own human nature, paranoia and selfishness are what leads him to his death. Macbeth is to blame for his death at the end of the play. Macbeth is manipulated by the witches and believes in their prophecies. The witches have considerable influence over Macbeth throughout the play. First, their early predictions stating that he will be king, and then the predictions of the apparitions saying that he only could be murdered by someone that was not born of a woman.
Lady Macbeths plots against killing king Duncan which is God’s appointed monarch, so by murdering him she is going against God which makes her more fiend like. Lady Macbeth shows outstanding displays of will-power, quick thinking and resourcefulness until after the banquet scene were Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost. She saves Macbeth on occasions where he has been in a helpless state, losing all ability to act
Greed is the sin that causes Macbeth to commit murder; killing Duncan to secure the crown for his taking. Macbeth continues to make decisions based on what the witches tell him will come true. The witches’ prediction that Banquo will father a line of kings for Scotland motivates Macbeth to kill him for the same reasons at Duncan, to secure the crown. These actions played out by Macbeth are due to prophesy’s he has been told, but he is still responsible for the actions he has made. Along with greed, Macbeth’s actions are caused from his fear of losing the
Macbeth was nervous, and paranoid of the crime he committed. “Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under’t” (1.5.65) Three witches tell Macbeth that he is in line of becoming king, thane of cawdor and thane of glamis. Duncan creates Macbeth thane of cawdor in thanks for winning the battle at forres. Macbeth writes to Lady Macbeth from the battle of forres and tells her what the witches said and she starts planning on killing king duncan, but doesn't say anything
that is a step on which I must fall down, or else o’er-leap, for in my way it lies” (I.IV.55-57). With the help of his wife, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth was able to take a dagger and kill the present King of Scotland, Duncan. “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so that my single state of man that function in smother’d in surmise, and nothing is what but is not”(I.iii.52-55). His ambition becomes so powerful he begins to think the witches are the ones who told him to murder Duncan! His first thought was killing the King, so they may have triggered his murderous ambition that has been
Lady Macbeth is an evil and ruthless woman who, being aware of Macbeth’s ambitious nature decides to exploit it and manipulates him into murdering King Duncan. When Macbeth, hesitates to commit the murder, Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth’s manhood and states, “When you durst do it then you were a man,” in an attempt to appeal to Macbeth’s guilt as well as to challenge him to commit the crime. She even trivialises Macbeth’s fear that he would