Posted at 11.14.2018
With such prophetic greeting? Speak, I ask you for. (1. 3. 70-78) Immediately one can notice that Macbeth wanted to notice the witches' prophecies rather than that he was obligated to hear them. According to Harold Bloom in his book Shakespeare: The Invention of the Man "The witchcraft in Macbeth, though persuasive, cannot adjust material incidents, yet hallucination can and will" (516). Macbeth is shrouded by his own ambitions to become King. Macbeth is intrigued that he'll become King and astonished that he has another name of a guy that he thinks continues to be alive and loyal to Ruler Duncan. Also you can see some foreshadowing in this excerpt because the Thane of Cawdor was a traitorous individual, and by Macbeth attaining that subject it only strengthens his misguided ambitions. At the end of 1 1. 3. , Macbeth already makes an attempt to go against human nature when he questions his own figure:
If good, why should i yield compared to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my scalp and make my sitting heart and soul knock against my ribs, against the use of mother nature? (1. 3. 134-137) Here, Macbeth questions his very being by requesting if he should against nature, by eradicating the King of Scotland instead of longing out the prophecy given to him by the three witches. Individuals characteristics is questioned in this excerpt as well because the action of killing, or murder goes against human dynamics. Also Macbeth would be heading against aspect, or the natural course of things by forcing destiny if he murdered King Duncan to be King. In the very beginning of Act 2, Banquo addresses Macbeth about the witches' prophecies saying, "I dreamed yesterday evening of the strange sisters. / To you they show some fact" (2. 1. 21-22). Given that Macbeth has be awarded the name of Thane of Cawdor, Banquo realizes that all that is remaining for Macbeth is to be Ruler. This assertion also shows that Banquo is also thinking about the prophecies because of Macbeth's prophecies are starting to be satisfied, than so will his. Banquo's prophecy was that his issues or bloodline would become Ruler, so although he himself won't take the throne, they can be assured that his feature generations will. Now that Macbeth has stated the throne threw unlawful deeds, he starts to ask yourself about the heirs to his throne. He is unable to get pregnant a male heir along with his wife Female Macbeth and begins to ponder about Banquo's concern saying, "To make them kings-the seed of Banquo kings! / Instead of so, come, Destiny, into the list, / And champion me to utterance! " (3. 1. 70-72). Here, Macbeth officially states that he will go against destiny, which as stated is inexorable or unchangeable. At this very moment, Macbeth has just covered his fate, by wanting to defy anothers. Soon after, Macbeth claims the throne through the murder of Ruler Duncan. Clouded in his own private goals, Macbeth makes an attempt to not in favor of the prophecy directed at Banquo: And with him- To leave no rubs nor botches in the work-Fleance his child, that retains him company, Whose lack is no less material to me Than is his father's must accept the fateOf that dark hour. (3. 1. 133-138) At this point, Macbeth plots the murders of Banquo and his son Fleance, in order to avoid Banquo's concern from becoming heirs to Macbeth's throne as prophesized by the three witches. He expresses he'll leave no remnants of Banquo's bloodline in order to avoid that prophecy from becoming true. Macbeth's ambition to remain Ruler and do what he views fit only further affirms his individual demise. Macbeth is becoming more ruthless as the play progresses. In 4. 1. , Macbeth is approached by three apparitions, which simply tell him more of his prophecy. Macbeth is told Macduff is the one man Macbeth has to fear even though another apparition instructs him that no man given birth to from a woman can harm him. Macbeth's ambition leads him to make further irrational decisions pertaining to these prophecies: Then live, Macduff. What need I concern with thee? But yet I'll make assurance two times sure,
And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I might tell pale-hearted fear it is placed, And sleep in spite of thunder. (4. 1. 82-86) Macbeth's ambitious aspect clouds his better view, which leads him to want to stop this prophecy from taking place as well. He failed at getting rid of both Banquo and Fleance but that does not alter his plot of getting rid of Macduff. Macbeth gets some guarantee from the witches but when they lay claim no man can harm Macbeth. Because of this Macbeth damns himself further by thinking he's invincible. It is merely a matter of energy before Macbeth will land by the hands of Macduff. When Macduff confront Macbeth, Macbeth is fearless because he was advised he could not be harmed by anyone of being born from a female. However, Macduff can be an exception to the rule and instructs Macbeth "Tell thee Macduff was from his mother's womb / Untimely ripped" (5. 8. 15-17). Now Macbeth realizes that his wisdom was incorrect, there nothing they can do that will save him from the ultimate fault which ends his life.
Not long after being confronted by Macduff, Macbeth involves the realization that he is doomed expressing, "Accursed be that tongue that informs me so, / For it hath cowed me better part of man!" (5. 8. 17-18). At this point Macbeth knows he cannot defeat Macduff because Macduff is the one exception to the witches' prophecy. He can't cower away in his castle, nor make any longer extremely misguided decisions. Perhaps if his ambition to be the best and the Ruler of Scotland has not overtaken his better decision-making ability, he would not need been damned to hell for murder, but he wouldn't be slain for treason as well. Finally in his last action Macbeth makes one last charge toward Macduff despite the fact that all symptoms are directing to his death and demise: Though Birnam Real wood be come to Dunsinance, And thou opposed, being of no female born, Yet I am going to try the previous. Before my own body I chuck my warlike shield. Place on, Macduff, And damned be him that first cries 'Carry, enough!' (5. 8. 30-34)
Macbeth knows there is absolutely no returning from his blunders and chooses to go out in a valiant clash of steel swords. Macbeth is slain, and Macduff is the hero. It really is impossible to believe that Macbeth would have done anything different had he known Macduff would destroy him because it is part of Macbeth's real human nature. To summarize, Wendy Greenhill, in her book Shakespeare: Man of the Theater concludes that, "As the play unfolds the audience and with the Macbeths, become painfully aware that destiny and choice are two sides of the same sword" (18). In a single aspect of individual nature, ambition could take a once noble hero, and change him into a ruthless King that sealed his own fate by pursuing clouded judgment.