The murder of King Duncan which led to the other murders began with the witches prophecies which enhanced his ego. Lady Macbeth is responsible for this by using his love for her to persuade him into killing King Duncan. The word that Macbeth used to say so easily, Amen, all of the sudden became a word that is impossible to say. But what happens to her? If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere wellIt were done quickly: if the assassinationCould trammel up the consequence, and catchWith his surcease success; that but this blowMight be the be-all and the end-all here,But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,We'd jump the life to come. In these cases, most people say that it is acceptable to speed up the boat, but iffy to omit care to the patient.
Through the story Macbeth got obsessed with killing others and he wanted to kill more, while Lady Macbeth became so self conscience that she went crazy and killed herself. Macbeth is told that he will one day be king. Based on these facts, Macbeth would be found more guilty than Lady Macbeth. All three cases result in a clear win in terms of lives saved: five, three and nine over one death. Macbeth should be charged for first degree murder and second degree murder because he murdered king Duncan, sent murderers to kill Banquo, Fleance, Lady Macduff, and her children, and he killed king Duncans servants.
As any person would be, Macbeth is very shaken by his wrong act. Throughout the play, characters including Lady Macbeth are deeply affected by guilt in ways they had never expected. They both have free will. The word that Macbeth used to say so easily, Amen, all of the sudden became a word that is impossible to say. Guilt in ' Macbeth' William Shakespeare Shakespeare is a well-known playwright that addresses the human emotions and motivations like ambition, greed, power, wealth, jealousy and love. He could have controlled his actions; his weakness was to believe everything he heard, to accept superstitions as fact, to get easily persuaded by others, and to act without analyzing first. Macbeth, despite how villainous he appears, was human and therefore felt the wide range of emotions that we ourselves feel.
Lady Macbeth finds the answer to this simple; impossible. In that case he would be given a death penalty on all these charges. Act 3, Scene 4: Banquo's Ghost The three witches predicted that the sons of Banquo would also be king. Lady Macbeth wanted to do this for herself as well but she was mostly doing this for Macbeth because she loved him so much. The world is full of decisions, and everyone makes wise ones and poor ones at certain points in their life. Outbursts like these hint at his guilt and make the thanes suspicious of the new king. He feels extreme guilt after committing the crime.
What is unusual about this is the fact that at this period in time, the man typically was the one controlling the relationship, but in this case, for a lot of the time it is in fact Lady Macbeth that is the dominant force in their relationship. This is an instance of. Lady Macbeth just talked about committing the crime, but she never actually went through with it nor would she ever, and that is all that counts. He is not only scared by seeing the ghost of Banquo, but also by the thought that he had done these horrible things, and that his soul would be haunted by his murdered friends ghost for ever. She knows he is a good ,brave,noble, valiant ,worthy soldier. Who would have known that killing the king carried so much guilt? Banquo is not giving his friend advice, but rather he is allowing his desire for his son become King along with his jealousy of Macbeth for becoming thane of Morano 2 Cawdor to cloud his judgment.
Macbeth listened to the witches prophecies that said he would become King. Just because you can do something, should you? She got him to back down … and recommit himself to heinous crimes that he had talked himself out of. He cannot even pray because he is so guilt-ridden over his crime. Macbeth hears of the three prophecies that play out his future. The complexities of the marriage, power, ambition, and fate are much more interesting!! Macbeth had a mind of his own and he could make his own decision. In act I, Macbeth was in a position of great power. Clearly demonstrated in Macbeth, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Macduff are all led to a life of killing and hatred, all originating from murder of one person.
With these words Macbeth is saying, if I become by chance then good if I don't it doesn't matter. And by Act V, Lady Macbeth has been reduced to a figure who sleepwalks, continuously tries to wash the imaginary blood from her hands, and talks in her sleep of murder 5. In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye sees a relationship between Macbeth's guilt and his hallucinations: The future moment is the moment of guilt, and it imposes on one, until it is reached, the intolerable strain of remaining innocent. This unrelenting feeling of guilt eventually led to her destruction, as in act five she was found in her room having committed suicide. Macbeth's Lady refused to back out.
Again we see blood used as a symbol for guilt. They act violently even though they know it is wrong because they are without remorse, guilt or shame. Even though there are lots of other guests watching him, Macbeth cannot resist himself from acting crazily, which shows that his criminality cannot be hidden. There are exceptions to this, however, as is shown by Akira Kurosawa's Japanese adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. It is their guilt that drives them both mad.
So it would also appear in the play. These solutions do not necessarily help as much as we think they will; but thinking clearly when experiencing guilty moments does not always come easily. Within the play, Macbeth is influenced by many: the witches; his wife, Lady Macbeth; possibly Hecate, Goddess of the Underworld; and his own desire to be crowned king. If you hurt someone verbally; physically hit someone; cheated, etc. As the use of psychology would not come into practice for hundreds of years, Macbeth struggles to express what region of the body his wife's ailment is in: the mind, the memory, the brain, the chest, or the heart. While this ruthless drive to power is seemingly prosperous at first, it quickly crumbles to naught as guilt infects their minds with grim consequences to follow.
In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is responsible for the evil doings of Macbeth. What motivates is the largest contributor to what is produced as an end result. Lady Macbeth chose to help plan, carry out, and cover up the crimes. Macbeth begins with three witches talking in a barren and lonely place in medieval Scotland. He has no desire to run with the prophecies until Lady Macbeth becomes involv … ed.