Now in the play, Macbeth starts off as a loyal, courageous, stereotypical, drone like war hero but once a group of witches put this idea in his mind that he could become king, he starts spiraling downhill. For days he pondered whether to let nature take its course and let fate decide, or intervene and take matters into his own hands. He kills the King, takes the throne, but becomes paranoid and belligerent. Soon after this change, a rebellion forms who goes after him and kills him. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth showcases how one’s desires can change him, bring out the true primal instincts in a man; and as the play progresses, this change becomes quite evident.
The guards already look guilty with the bloody daggers. Macbeth kills them out of hurt. Duncan’s two sons leave right away, they don’t want to be murdered next. Act III: Banquo is becoming a problem for Macbeth. He suspects Macbeth of the murder of Duncan.
The first step was to kill King Duncan, who was the current King of Scotland. After he did this, the next step was to make sure that he wouldn’t get caught. Duncan’s guards had to be framed for this to happen, and later on in some emotional rage, Macbeth kills the guards. The witches’ prophecy coming true so fast led to Banquo, Macbeth’s good friend getting suspicious. Macbeth’s greedy emotions to achieve everything without letting anything get in the way would not let this happen.
As the play goes on, Macbeth begins to care less and less about who he kills and just starts killing all of the Thanes around him because he thinks that they are going to kill him. His life starts to fall apart and he goes to see the three witches for a second time. Macbeth even turns on his best friend, Banquo because he remembers the witches saying that Banquo’s children will someday hold the Scottish throne “Then prophet-like they hail’d him father to a line of Kings: Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown” (Macbeth Act 3 63-65). This proves that Macbeth no longer cares about the people who have been his friends and trusted allies for many years. All he now cares about is
The characters determination for power causes them to carry out immoral acts. These actions play on the minds of the main characters as their guilty consciences torture them into madness. The text first shows that Macbeth is feeling guilty about desiring to kill Duncan in Act 1 scene 4, when Macbeth says, “Stars hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires.” This shows that he wants no one and nothing to see what he is plotting, affirming that Macbeth understands, unlike his wife, the wrong in contemplating murdering Duncan.
This means Macbeth had no other reason for killing Duncan other than wanting to. At this point in the play, Macbeth’s desire for power begins to affect the way he acts and the choices he makes. Next in line for the throne after Duncan’s death would’ve been one of his sons, Malcolm, but he fled with his brother Donalbain after their father’s death. However, the witches prophesized that Banquo would produce a line of kings, so Macbeth hired a group of murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Macbeth would not let anyone get
This time, the Witches not only confirm that the sons of Banquo will rule in Scotland, but they also add a new prophecy: Macbeth will be invincible in battle until the time when the forest of Birnam moves towards his stronghold at Dunsinane and until he meets an enemy "not born of woman." Dismissing both of these predictions as nonsense, Macbeth prepares for invasion. When he is told that Macduff has deserted him, Macbeth begins the final stage of his tragic descent. His first move is the destruction of Macduff's wife and children. In England, Macduff receives the news at the very moment that he swears his allegiance to the young Malcolm.
His next trial was what he was going to about his suspicious best friend Banquo. To keep his reputation safe Macbeth decides to kill Banquo. Doing this raised a lot of suspicion and created a lot of enemies. Because Macbeth keeps killing people to keep himself on the throne all the lords start to hate him and want his tyranny to end. Macduff is one of those lords and he went to England to speak with Duncan’s oldest son about getting army together
Macbeth does kill the King and this is when his downfall begins . His good friend Banquo starts to be suspicious and Macbeth kills him without a second thought. Later he sees Banquo's ghost and he begins to go mad as so does Lady Macbeth and she commits suicide. Macbeth runs Scotland very badly and Duncan's son Malcolm comes to claim his throne. With the help of the English army Macbeth's castle