Banquo is quick to distinguish evil plans where Macbeth fails to. Macduff seeks to serve a righteous leader while Macbeth is only concerned about his own ambition and power. Macbeth is astounded by a premonition made by the three witches who claim he will become Thane of Cawdor and also one day become king. He made as his ambition revenge upon Macbeth for the Fife Castle massacre. Macbeth died fighting for his own evil ambitions, but Banquo died as a martyr for Scotland. Is the matter more complicated than that? Macduff thought of loyal service to his sovereign.
The most complex in my opinion is Macbeth. Shakespeare carefully carves the idea of desire for power, strong ambition, and erratic honor into the heroes, Brutus and Macbeth, adding to their ultimate tragic ending. In Act 1 Scene 5 we see the relationship that Lady Macbeth and Macbeth had. Macbeth is a tragic play about a man who lusted after power, stole the throne of Scotland from the rightful Prince Malcolm, and threw the country into chaos throughout his evil reign. Conclusion Also, Macbeth is afraid of Banquo because he knows too much about Macbeth's meetings with the witches.
Banquo mentally troubles Macbeth causing his mental state to deteriorate, while Macduff capitalizes on the weakness and acts upon it. Both are married to a king, both have some influence over that king, and both are culpable of their final fate. In the Shakespearian play Macbeth we see how far greed and ambition has crushed the stability of Scotland and destroyed the lives of multiple lords and innocents. The murderers jump Fleance and Banquo but only get Banquo. The first murder Macbeth commits, is that of King Duncan. Everyone has ambitions, a strong desire of achieving great things, and some will do whatever it takes to achieve their goal.
I agree with this statement because there is proof that this is true in novels that I have read. Macbeth is an ambitious Thane who lets his greed and thirst for power overcome his loyalty. Macduff was straightforward, respectful, and honest. No, Macbeth killed Macduff's family but not Macduff. He realized that he had been lured down an evil path with the false assurances of security from the three witches and their supervisor, Hecate. Banquo was killed in the beginning so I don't know if you can compare them throughout the whole story. This is the time when a Scottish king, James I was given the English crown.
Banquo's descendants will indeed become kings, in spite of all Macbeth's efforts to prevent this. Unlike Macbeth, he has no ambition to be king. He tells the other men, 'Let us meet and question this bloody piece of work. Macduff is very loyal Scottish nobleman, courageous and is also a Thane of a city. Raging, uncontrolled ambitions led to Macbeth's downfall. I think is mainly because Lady Macbeth immediately understands the full implications of what was written in the letter and in a way her response is uncompromising. Macbeth is the main character in the play who seems to make all the wrong decisions, he is ambitious, thirsty for power, and ultimately, evil.
So I would say, it is clear beyond doubt that Macbeth is the hero of the play. This difference in their attitude is seen in their encounter with the witches. In his dying breath, Banquo curses Macbeth: 'Oh, treachery! In this lesson, we'll compare and contrast Macbeth and Banquo. He is very smart, and likes to let his actions speak for his words, he doesn't talk too much. He has lost all loyalty to his King and friends and has changed to an ambitious evildoer.
This brings about the theme of the corrupting power of unchecked ambition as Macbeth ambition to be king is great enough to make him think of cruel thoughts and render him into a trance. The central concern of the corrupting powers of unchecked ambition is shown through the paranoia, guilt and fear Macbeth suffers due to his great ambition to remain King. The downfall of the usurper… 1485 Words 6 Pages Brutus vs. Everyone has ambitions, a strong desire of achieving great things, and some will do whatever it takes to achieve their goal. Macduff and Banquo are very faithful and loyal to King Duncan even after he is not alive and literally not able to be their king anymore.
His wife, Lady Macbeth also helped with that. He wanted to please everyone. One, Macbeth is a traitor and killed the King of Scotland. Macbeth is of a brave and capable warrior initially the first time that we see him. . Macduff made the hardest decision of his life and a decision he had to make to bring prosperity back to Scotland.
In fact, Macduff was the noble who had the responsibility of stopping at Inverness Castle to see the King on to his next stop on the royal journey through Scotland. Later in the act, he worries that Macbeth may have committed the murder. This unchecked ambition is the driving force which he cannot control. So, Macduff gathers his army and travels through the forrest to capture the castle. . The other was the power of a man not born of woman.