In the play Macbeth it was fear that was the main motivating factor that influenced the outcome of the play. Because Macbeth was scared of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done.
During the play there is a significant amount of emphasis on the different attributes and sides of human nature. Macbeth is a prime example of the human nature in its very worst form.
Throughout the play, Macbeth experience somewhat of a fall from grace. He became engulfed in greed and would stop at nothing to gain what he believed was rightly his.
He went from somebody who was a strong courageous and well respected man who was an honourable warrior for Scotland. To someone who was so blinded by his hunger for power it drove him to incredible lengths such as killing his own cousin and best friend, to receive what was promised him by the witches.
He murdered his long-time friend and king, Duncan. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or hell.
Lady Macbeth is very manipulative towards her husband, by questioning his manhood, emotionally blackmailing him she brings out his pride to do as she desires. Macbeth makes ill-fated decisions based upon ambitions to become King and retain that position.
Although his fate is inexorable, Macbeth uses his ambition to fuel his evil intentions. At the beginning of 1. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more.
Say from whence You owe this strange intelligence? Or why Upon this blasted heath you stop our way With such prophetic greeting? Speak, I charge you. According to Harold Bloom in his book Shakespeare: Macbeth is shrouded by his own ambitions of becoming King.
Macbeth is intrigued that he will become King and astonished that he has another title of a man that he believes is still alive and loyal to King Duncan.
Also one can see some foreshadowing in this excerpt because the Thane of Cawdor was a traitorous individual, and by Macbeth gaining that title it only strengthens his misguided ambitions. At the end of 1. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock against my ribs, Against the use of nature?
Human nature is questioned in this excerpt as well because the act of killing, or murder goes against human nature.
Also Macbeth would be going against nature, or the natural course of things by forcing fate if he murdered King Duncan to become King. Now that Macbeth has be granted the title of Thane of Cawdor, Banquo realizes that all that is left for Macbeth is to become King.
Now that Macbeth has claimed the throne threw unlawful deeds, he begins to wonder about the heirs to his throne.
Here, Macbeth formally states that he will go against fate, which as stated is inexorable or unchangeable. At this very moment, Macbeth has just sealed his fate, by trying to defy anothers. Shortly after, Macbeth claims the throne through the murder of King Duncan.
Clouded in his own personal goals, Macbeth attempts to go against the prophecy given to Banquo: Macbeth is becoming more ruthless as the play progresses. Macbeth is told Macduff is the only man Macbeth has to fear despite the fact that another apparition tells him that no man born from a woman can harm him.
What need I fear of thee? Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder. He failed at killing both Banquo and Fleance but that does not alter his plot of killing Macduff.
Macbeth gets some assurance from the witches however when they claim no man can harm Macbeth. For this reason Macbeth damns himself further by believing he is invincible. It is only a matter of time before Macbeth will fall by the hand of Macduff.
When Macduff confront Macbeth, Macbeth is fearless because he was told he could not be harmed by anyone of being born from a woman. Now Macbeth realizes that his judgment was incorrect, there nothing he can do that will save him from the ultimate mistake which ends his life.
He can no longer cower away in his castle, nor make any more extremely misguided decisions.Macbeth is a Scottish noble and a valiant military man. After a Lady Macbeth is overcome with guilt; she dies and it is later postulated that she committed suicide.
Now completely alone, Macbeth laments that life is a "tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." By the end of the play Macbeth learns that the witches. Shakespeare’s overall portrayal of evil in the play shows us that evil is not natural within us; this is shown by the fact that either ambition or the witches caused Macbeth to murder.
Shakespeare also tells the audience that evil causes the natural order of the world to become tumultuous. Evil in William Shakespeare's Macbeth MacBeth is a play preoccupied with evil. There is a potential for evil in people in the natural and the supernatural world.
It . William Shakespeare's Macbeth At the beginning of the play, before Macbeth is introduced, the impression given is that he is a very good man indeed.
It is as . Evil is a destructive force; it causes harm to those who embrace it and their victims. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the protagonist Macbeth and Lady Macbeth fall into the hands of evil. Evil is what drives people to commit unnatural actions of destruction.
Macbeth succumbs to evil through his fatal. Why study an evil or failing character? To judge an act as evil or deficient is necessarily to have a standard according to which the judgment is made.
If we could not perceive what Macbeth ought to have done we could never know that he did wrong; if we could conceive no ideals of which Andrea and Lucrezia fell short, we could find nothing.