The witches could foretell the future, they can add temptation, and influence Macbeth, but they could not control his destiny. Macbeth created his own misery when he kills people. This causes him to become insecure, because of the reasons for his actions, which in turn causes him to commit more murders. The witches give great enticement, but in the end, it's Macbeth's decision to fall for the temptation. The three Witches are only responsible for introducing the ideas to Macbeth, and putting the ideas in his head, but they are not responsible for his actions throughout the play. However it's more realistic to believe that Lady Macbeth, Macbeth's ambition, and his own responsibilities ended it for him, not the witches. Lady Macbeth is shown early as an ambitious woman who can manipulate Macbeth easily. This is shown in the line That I may pour my spirits in thine ear(I,V,26). She is selfless, and wants what is best for her husband. Before the speech that Lady Macbeth gives in act one scene five, Macbeth does not want to go through with the killing of the king. She manipulates Macbeth's self-esteem by playing on his manliness and his bravery. Macbeth has the final say in whether or not to go through with the killing, but he loves Lady Macbeth and wants to make her happy. Lady Macbeth is the dominating individual in the relationship. It seems that she can convince him to do anything as long as she pushes the right buttons. Macbeth's ambition is present before the witch's prophesies. He would never have thought seriously about killing Duncan without the witches. But the combination of his ambitious and the witch's prophecies leads him to kill the king. Lady Macbeth even says,Thou wouldst be great/ Art not without ambition.(I,V,80-81). Macbeth also says, his besetting sin: I have no spur/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only/ Vaulting ambition. Macbeth's ambition is shown while he waits to have a succession of kings after him. Macbeth has a lot of ambition in him
Macbeth is his own enemy. He is the Thane of Cawdor, he has a wife who is devoted to him, and his king thinks he is the best that ever lived. Instead of being happy, Macbeth oversteps his boundaries which ultimately gets him killed. He wants more than to be Thane, he wants to be king. He will do whatever it takes to become king. In the start of the play this was not the way of Macbeth at all, he was a noble, honest man. As the play progresses Macbeth is noticeably wanting more and more power. He….
story, Macbeth is ultimately responsible for the actions that lead to his fate .It could be argued that Macbeth is not totally to blame for his own destruction, allowing himself to be influenced by others. First, Macbeth ignores the voice of his own mind. He knows what he is doing is wrong even before he murders Duncan, but he allows Lady Macbeth and greed to cloud his judgment. Secondly, Macbeth willingly listens to the witches with no proff to believe if what they were saying was true. Macbeth could….
Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall. Do you agree?
In the beginning of the play Macbeth, the witches confronted Macbeth and Banquo and prophesied that Macbeth would be "Thane of Glamis", "Thane of Cawdor" and " King hereafter". As from then, we acknowledge that Macbeth is a weak character. Macbeth could have dismissed the prophecies as fantastical like Banquo did. But instead Macbeth chooses to believe in those miss-interpreted predictions, which ultimately lead to his own downfall. From….
for their own wrongdoing. Throughout the plot of, Macbeth, Macbeth encounters many personality changes. In the beginning, Macbeth is loyal, a hero, Whereas; by the end, he’s evil and determined. Macbeth could blame his actions on the people surrounding him or the circumstances he faces. Throughout the play, many people influence him, including the witches and his own wife. By the end of the play, many people would argue that Macbeth is a completely different person, that he has lost his humanity.….
Macbeth, despite influences of the witches and Lady Macbeth, is responsible for his downfall. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth is a tragic hero who destroys himself by his own wicked and selfish ambitions. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a courageous, noble hero of Scotland who has bravely won the war. As the story continues, Macbeth soon becomes a tyrant king who is willing to murder anyone who becomes a threat to his kingdom.
As the play begins, Macbeth proves himself….
believe that Macbeth was the architect of his own downfall.
Now before we begin I’d like to define the word “architect” for you; a person responsible for inventing or realising a project or idea. And this afternoon I’m going to show you just that; how Macbeth invented and realised his downfall.
Macbeth’s has two main vices that cause his downfall; greed and weakness. These can be seen from the start of the play, from the moment he first meets the witches and hears their prophesies of his royal future….
Macbeth is completely and solely responsible for his own downfall. He lead himself to defeat by falling to his fatal flaws. Manipulation, ambition, and power got the better of him creating great inner turmoil, and bringing him to an abrupt end.
From the beginning Macbeth was able to choose his own fate. The moment when he eagerly listened to the witches and said to them “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more” shows that he believed that what they are saying was of great importance to him….
In the story Macbeth, Macbeth decides to go a different path and change his destiny. Shakespeare wrote in Lady Macbeth's words to Macbeth "will you take the crown you want so badly, or will you live as a coward always saying, I cant after saying I want to?" Macbeth wants to be king but he has to kill the original king, king Duncan, in order for hi to be king, and he is thinking about taking that risk.….
might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find its way.” ~Anonymous
Fate and destiny are supernatural concepts that many take the time to consider while others disregard as notions beyond scientific understanding. The quote above represents the idea of providence; events that are intended to occur will occur and no one can stop them from taking place. In his writings of The Scottish Play, Shakespeare suggests that individuals have the ability to make choices associated….
Destiny can be defined by events that are written in the stars or are part of an inescapable fate. Some people believe that one is capable of writing their own destiny. Shakespeare portrays destiny as something that can be shaped through actions through the developing of Macbeth’s downfall. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth shapes his destiny through his actions by allowing the witches’ prophecies to spark his ambition, allowing Lady Macbeth to influence his actions and by fully trusting the….