At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but is corrupted from the witches prophecies and by his and Lady Macbeth's ambition. She has no qualms about grabbing the bloody murder weapons and planting them on the bodyguards. However, he has become king. We now find her sleepwalking and her mind is continually reliving the night of the murder. Richard is cruel by nature. This is important because Macbeth changes due to the prophecies of three witches he meets on the way home from battle and the manipulative nature of Lady Macbeth.
Since witches are approaching him, perhaps he has a dark side. Then, 'who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, shows an honorable, powerful general, thoroughly loyal to the king, as he metamorphoses into a merciless, paranoid king that kills anyone who might not respect him. They clearly take a perverse delight in using their knowledge of the future to toy with and destroy human beings. Banquo warns Macbeth of consequences of listening to witches. The play is about a valiant soldier who becomes to engrossed in the idea; proclaimed by the witches, about becoming king of Scotland.
Throughout the play we have evidence of Macbeth's lively imagination. Individuals often find the ideology and sensation of guilt complex and unescapable. His conscience played a huge role, for he knew that killing King Duncan would not be the right thing to do. Lady Macbeth is such a strong, dominant character it would have shocked the audience because women at the time were meant to be subordinate. With each scene we see Macbeth succumb to the pressures of achieving power and how this affects his character as well. After the amount of times Macbeth is criticised by Lady Macbeth he accepts to kill the ruler of Scotland.
In reality, she is heartless, definitely putting on an act. However the main theme that Shakespeare introduces in this play is the lengths man will go to fulfil ambition and the treacherous consequences that come with it. This makes the audience aware that Macbeth is an evil ruler. In Act I, Sc iii, when Macbeth is told that he is the Thane of Cawdor, he is astonished as he thinks the Thane is still alive. Lady Macbeth is also very manipulative. She feels her plan becoming more solid, more likely and she feels that she must tell Macbeth what he has to do to become King. This scene would create immense tension for the audience as the presence of the witches in the play would indicate a series of evil and sinister events occurring later on in the play.
Serpents are associated with evil and treachery. The first prophecy is that his new title will be the Thane of Cawdor and the second is that he will become king. Lady Macbeth calls on evil spirits to make her evil so she can convince her husband to kill Duncan. A primary theme throughout the play is control. After meeting the witches in a desolate place and the first. She thinks that Macbeth is easily manipulated and he would be a coward if he didn't follow through with his plan to kill Duncan.
King James I was also afraid of witches so this scene would tense the audience even more. Macbeth, over the course of the play, fails to balance his loyalty to king and country with his desire for the crown. At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth is seen as a dominant, controlling, heartless wife with an obsession to become royalty for her and her husband. Though Banquo also suffered consequences of honesty, his heirs benefited in the long run by inheriting the crown. After killing Duncan, Macbeth thinks he hears a voice telling him that he has murdered his own ability to sleep. Macbeth also imagines other evil things happening in his thought.
At the start of the play Macbeth is introduced from two different perspectives. Her want for an intimidating personality ended in her morals being destroyed. The Tragedy of Macbeth, set in 11th century Scotland and England, is about the conflict the main character, Macbeth, experiences brought about by three witches misleading prophecies. There were several other scenes of violence in the play e. They told Macbeth and his trustworthy friend, Banquo, that he would be Thane of Glamis, which he already is, Thane of Cawdor, and the king of Scotland. Aware that the witches are evil, their words seem to hold little worth until Macbeth is told he has, indeed, been promoted to thane of Cawdor! Her ambition leads to the breakdown of Scotland and the death of her and her husband.
His regicide slowly drives him insane. Shakespeare structures the murder of King Duncan, Banquo and then the family of Macduff so that we can see how Macbeth changes from each murder. Eventually Macbeth followed out with the plan and killed Duncan, shortly after he is announced the new king of Scotland. By this point of the play we can see that Macbeth has the courage to murder his cousin, however, he does not have the valour to stand up to the consequences that follow the guilt of slaughtering king Duncan. Although she has the power she desired, her heart is not at rest. How much authority does the protagonist Macbeth truly have over his life. Also after banquos ghost appears at the banquet Macbeth begins to regret.