The Tragedy Of Macbeth
By: Devioun Foskett
Macbeth's Downfall (Act 1 Scene 7)
Lady Macbeth will be the downfall of Macbeth and will soon be the cause of his death, due to the constant confidence she put in him.Macbeth's downfall could have been caused by many things: his ambition, the three witches, just sheer fate its self, but it was not any of these it was his wife Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth had pushed Macbeth tor wards the killing of the king. She would tell him that it was not bad, and that he was already committed to the killing and things like, "Screw your courage to the sticking place, and we'll not fail"(Shakespeare 45). Lady Macbeth is telling him how he must be a coward because they will not fail the murder. Lady Macbeth is so convinced that they will become king and queen that she will do anything to get it. Lady Macbeth is attacking Macbeth in hopes he will do the deed, in turn making him go crazy, because of the confidence Lady Macbeth had put in him.
Leading Further Into Macbeth's Downfall (Act 2 scene 2)
Lady Macbeth will be the downfall of Macbeth and will be the cause of his death, due to the constant confidence she put in him.As Macbeth is talking to himself whilst killing the king, Lady Macbeth is getting the guards drunk to allow the blame of them for the murder. Lady Macbeth is already showing how she doesn't care who else gets hurt or gets blamed all she wants it to be queen along side Macbeth. Lady Macbeth, after getting the guards drunk, is talking to herself in great pride, "What hath quenched them hath given me fire....the surfeited grooms do mock their charge with snores.... I have drugged their possets"(Shakespeare 53). Lady Macbeth is excited in the drugging of the guards. She is showing her own ambition makes things such as killing, or drugging someone is just fine. This behavior will soon rub off on Macbeth as he slowly falls into a state of murder, and kills his friend and war companion just because his own murder might fall on him. Lady Macbeth should have been gotten rid of as soon as she went crazy and wanted to use ambition, if so Macbeth might have been innocent to the kings death.
Lady Macbeth Will Destroy Macbeth (Act 2 scene 2)
Lady Macbeth will be Macbeth's downfall, because of he pulling him down with her craziness. Macbeth did not want to kill the king from the start, and he wanted to just cancel the plan. Then, Lady Macbeth kept encouraging the murder, and then afterwards told Macbeth to just "shrug" of the murder in a way. Lady Macbeth believed that the two should be the rightful rulers instead of Duncan. She started telling him that he should just get his night clothes on, and not show his guilty face, and that a, "Little water clear us of this deed"(Shakespeare 59). Lady Macbeth is saying that the water will just make the murder okay to be done, and in reality the blood is not gone it is just washed into the water making it red. Lady Macbeth is just trying to convince herself and Macbeth that it will be okay. Although, it does make Macbeth think everything will be okay, this cause a ripple effect that makes him think that any murder is okay. Lady Macbeth through all of the murders kept calm which game Macbeth that calmness she had at the beginning, ultimately resulting in his downfall. The confidence Lady Macbeth once had, was passed on to Macbeth.
Soliloquy (Act 1 Scene 7)
The literary device, soliloquy is shown multiple time through the play, as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are both really crazy. Macbeth is seen talking to himself before he is about to go kill the king, as he stands there and is reconsidering killing the king. In this scene Macbeth is shown holding the dagger ready to kill, but he is asking himself what the king has done to him to deserve to be murdered. Macbeth wants to be king, yet he doesn't think killing the king is the best route as he says, "I am his kinsmen and his subject.... who should against his murders shut the door"(Shakespeare 41). Macbeth is showing soliloquy by talking to himself. In this scene Macbeth is starting to rethink killing Duncan, he does not want to kill the honorable king. This scene shows also how Lady Macbeth convinced his uneasy mind, sending him into his downfall. Through out the story both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth show soliloquy, by constantly rethinking or toughening up themselves.
Symbolism(Act 2 Scene 1)
Macbeth is seen standing in a corridor getting up the nerve to kill the king. When he starts to move towards the room Duncan is in he sees a floating dagger with blood on it. Macbeth is confused as he says he hasn't done the deed yet and that he has not even got up the nerve to do it yet. Multiple times he has to look at the dagger in disbelief, "I have thee not, and yet i see thee still.... on thy blade and dudgeon [Lots] of blood" (Shakespeare 51). Macbeth is starting to hallucinate and see the dagger floating. The dagger appears there with blood all over it, yet he had not killed the king. The dagger shows the symbolism of what the blade will look like after the murder. Macbeth's mind is split between murdering the king or not, and this blade shows the guilt and regret he will feel after he does kill the king. The blade shows the reader that Macbeth is torn between killing the king or not.
Dynamic Character(Act 2 Scene 2) & (Act 5 Scene 3)
One of the biggest dynamic character in the play is Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the book she was vicious and had no mercy, and now she is going crazy with guilt of the murder. While Macbeth is standing still thinking of what he just did, killing the king, she tells him that he needs to forget it, "Consider it not so deeply.... get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand"(Shakespeare 57). Lady Macbeth goes through a big change from being a merciless helper in the murder, to a trouble minded phys-co. As the story progresses and Macbeth kills more people, Lady Macbeth is realizing what she has done and admits the murder while sleeping. She is observed by a doctor and gentlewoman, and the news is spread to Macbeth "As she is troubled with think-coming fancies that keep her from rest"(Shakespeare 165). The doctor is telling Macbeth or Lady Macbeth's troubles with her sleep, as she continues to sleep walk and talk about the incident. When given this new Macbeth is in a tight situation and is not able to help her, as he asks the doctor for any cures. Although, the doctor tried to help Lady Macbeth, filled with grief, had killed herself in pursuit of a calm. The once merciless kill had broken to pieces and took her own life.
Song Connection (00:35-00:45) & (1:25-1:35)
Hank Williams Sr - Cold Cold Heart
Song Connection (00:19-00:23) & (00:41 - 1:02) OR (00:09-1:40)
Brett Eldredge - Lose My Mind (Official Video)