The way things worked out is ironic because nobody knows if the witches actually had great knowledge, or it may just be reinforcing that anything is possible if you believe in it. Macbeth and the Witches In Act 1, scene 2, we first hear of Macbeth from the Captain, who reports that Macbeth has killed the rebel Macdonald on the battlefield. My view of Lady Macbeth is that she is only a woman and we must pity her. This is what Macbeth was discoursing through his significant soliloquy; that the obstacles he must destroy must not be seen by the eye. It can lead to a great work ethic in some people but can also lead to cutting corners in order to get ahead.
It can have an extremely dominant impact on not only yourself, but also many people in your surroundings. Will he act on his own ambition or will fate play a part in realizing the prophecy? The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. Macbeth s new knowledge, which he obtained from the witches, makes him uncomfortable, as he realises the implications. The value foregrounded throughout this text is the representations of ambition within the play Macbeth, and we will be focusing on the protagonist of the story, ironically named Macbeth. On discovering that Macbeth has forgotten to smear the grooms with blood, and that he has brought away the daggers from the dread chamber, she bids him return and carry out the unfinished details of the plot. With him, with her, or with both? Without the support of other stimulants, it would be difficult for Macbeth to murder Duncan.
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was portrayed as a courageous soldier who fought for his King without mercy. What is the end result of her ambition? But when none of the golden expectations are realized which she expected as the result of the deed, when, instead of successful greatness, the ruin of the land and of her consort follows, her powers suddenly relax and sink. Both of them suffered from tremendous guilt as a result of their ambition, and Lady Macbeth eventually killed herself over it. Knowing that has committed such a vile act makes him uncomfortable. While his benevolent actions have certainly led him to a position of power, they appear to be directed to a more noble cause.
At first, Macbeth rejects the horror in his mind but eventually he succumbs to evil for his ambition is far too great. To conclude, when ambition goes out of control, there is a corruption of the natural order, or fate. When a goal requires determination and hard work to complete, personal morals often take a back seat to the aspiration of accomplishing the goal. Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings Here, Macbeth revels that the witches' prophecies bring a suggestion to his mind: the idea that he should murder King Duncan so that he will be able to take his place as king. All of these people have something in common: a desire to succeed, achieve, and conquer insurmountable obstacles in order to accomplish something great. Lady Macbeth, who was blinded by the envy of gaining wealth, in the end committed suicide because of the conscience she had developed.
Towards his demise Macbeth finally realises how the witches have heinously betrayed him. Is their placement at the beginning of the play intended to show their own ambition to change history by impacting the future king with their prophesy? Thanks to Lady Macbeth who acts as a ruthless, overpowering woman who dominates her husband and his actions. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. The zeal of ambition predominately persuades both characters actions in Macbeth. His ambition next led him to kill Banquo, a trustworthy, noble, and moral friend.
The witches having established contact with the protagonist, indirectly affect and transform his beloved wife. In his soliloquy of Act 1 scene 7, Macbeth ponders to himself whether or not to kill Duncan and assume his title, thus fulfilling the prophecy delivered by the. This is never seen by Macbeth himself, which influences the story even more. It also shows how easily Macbeth is influenced by the witches' predictions, and how a mere suggestion that he will be king immediately takes him to a place where he is plotting to kill in order to achieve his goal. Shakespeare's Macbeth epitomizes the definition of ambition. The effect of ambition can be a double-edged sword.
However when he reaches the kingship, his ambition grow like never before, with his new found power, Macbeth begins to gain strength which he never before possessed. When Macbeth meets the witches he views them as honest and believes on them quickly. Macbeth wants to fulfil this prophecy due to his high ambitions. On her return she again exhibits her self-possession. Ambition was what drove him to become great, it forced him to change his nature towards evil.
The whole play it self is full of fights. This foreshadows the succumbing of a heroic character to the temptations of power and status. The eagerness with which he turns to this idea suggests that he finds the possibility appealing, even though he also realizes he would have to commit a terrible and violent act in order to achieve the position. He knows of his imminent downfall, and within his final moments of life, he accepts defeat. Shakespeare's Macbeth explores these questions and takes us on a journey that shows how ambition can cause the downfall of an individual. It is quite clear that Macbeth has become increasingly paranoid due to his evolving relationship with the three weird sisters.