He plans the murder of Banquo in a most careful and business-like manner. He is greatly affected by the words of the witches. Her husband is sickened with regret, but then goes on to murder whoever gets in his way. Her strength motivates him at the start but after he realises what he has done it is himself that continues in his murderous, bloody path. She, who was so in control of her feelings and destiny as much as admits her guilt to a visiting physician and lady in waiting. She wants him to be less human to not feel anything as normal humans feel so he can commit the murder he would not be able to commit if he was as kind as he usually is.
His boldness and impression of personal invincibility mark him out for a tragic fall. Lady Macbeth decides that she will do everything in her power to make him king. My aim in this essay is to explain what Act 1, scene 7 tells us about the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and what troubles does Macbeth come across and how does Lady Macbeth persuade him to murder King Duncan. Banquo warns Macbeth of consequences of listening to witches. As the plot proceeds his few good qualities disappear, while the evil become more and more developed. Shakespeare describes him as a ruthless, violent but brave soldier through the mouths of admirers.
Calculated Ambition Lady Macbeth first hears of her husband's good fortune in a letter and right at its heels hears that King Duncan is arriving that very night to stay at the Macbeth home. Our first impression of Macbeth is made when we hear about his fearless fighting in the war, and we see him as a brave and loyal general, who will do anything to protect his country. After the murder, she says, 'My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white' 2. The scheme is especially shocking because Duncan is a good, decent king. Macbeth is such an honourable man under the eyes of King Duncan and Scotland that he has been given the title of Thane of Glamis for his hard working and brave leadership skills.
In the beginning she is ambitious, controlling and strong. These five killings are different. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King. In a daze, he wanders from the scene of the crime with both bodyguards' knives still gripped in his hands. Macbeth was deceitful and dishonest, therefore following the path of the devil. Although Macbeth is ambitious and wishes to become king he is not comfortable with the idea of killing king Duncan. In this lesson, we will analyze her character and motivations.
Lady Macbeth becomes extremely irrational from the beginning of the play to the end. Macbeth because he is betraying a man who loves and trusts him strictly for ambition. There are three areas that are focused on when seeing if Macbeth was in control of what he did or if fate controlled what happened. Hamlet, once fallen into inaction, sinks deeper and deeper. Shakespeare uses the supernatural beliefs of the people during that era as it created a dramatic atmosphere and it helped indicate that the plot of the story was going to be full of conspiracies and murder. Macbeth teaches us we should not do anything for power or we will be changed and corrupted.
Lady Macbeth intentionally tries to ignore the consequences of her deeds and instead plots to make sure Macbeth is the future king of Scotland. Hamlet, though he loads himself with reproaches of cowardice, yet remains inactive, and never does justice to himself. When Duncan announces he's not born from a women Macbeth realises the witches crafty twist. At the end of the scene she takes full control of the situation, and Macbeth seems glad to let her have the responsibility. As the play progresses, Shakespeare employs Lady Macbeth's character to keep the audience constantly engaged by provoking strong emotional responses to her actions through shocking language and dramatic tension.
These intentions all determined the fate of these characters, as well as the outcome of the play. Hail to thee, Thane of Cowdor! This has showed us the moral change of the character of Macbeth dramatically from being a caring partner to careless partner; this is the second way that the character of Macbeth changes. She is willing to do whatever it took to make Macbeth king. That there were evil thoughts of an ambitious nature in Macbeth from the beginning we may be sure. On the other hand, Macbeth utilizes free will to try to rush time to reach his fate faster. Her lust for power and position drive her to manipulate her husband to murder Duncan, the noble king of Scotland, a close relative. Banquo realises that there must be a trick hidden in the witches prophecies somewhere but Macbeth refuses to accept that, and when Lady Macbeth finds out about the witches her strong desire for ambition and her cold nature leads Macbeth astray.
However once he becomes king, everyone and everything appears to turn against him which leads to his own death at the end of the play. He appears to be half determined to give up the project; but when he meets Lady Macbeth the fall soon comes. The great German authority, Gervinus, has contrasted the characters of Hamlet and Macbeth. Macbeth is a little ambitious at first, but Lady Macbeth's far exceeds his and so she. Lady Macbeth's taunts are not required now to spur him on. She will lose all prestige, power and position she has manipulated into existence. In Act one Shakespeare introduces the characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth using a range of dramatic devices.
Shakespeare also uses dramatic devises to highlight Macbeths change. Macbeth says the weather is foul and the deaths of the battle are foul but the victory in the battle is fair. Lady Macbeth is ruthless; literally having blood on her hands doesn't bother her at all. But his downfall is not solely due to himself. He ponders it for a while and thinks that he could risk on having eternal damnation, but he decides not to kill Duncan because Duncan is his kin and his actions will come to harm him.
These two characters make a contrast and stick with the idea that good is bad and bad is good- here Macdonwald being good instead of bad and Macbeth being bad instead of good. Serpents are associated with evil and treachery. As the audience we are given plenty of opportunities to look at the way in which he changes and the influences that help bring about the alteration in character. This is all taking place because Macbeth is starting to feel guilty because of what he is about to do. The ambition of three characters in the play MacBeth was a key factor in the outcome of their fate, MacBeth's ambition for the throne of Scotland, Lady Macbeth's ambition for her husband to have power, and Banquo's lack of ambition for himself. The first scene is set in a battlefield which creates an eerie atmosphere as it links to the prospect of death and danger.