How the Witches Destroyed Macbeth
THE WITCHES ARE TO BLAME
Dynamic Character is a character who goes through a major change within a story. This is shown in Lady Macbeth because she was a character that Mad a major change during the story, along with Macbeth himself. In the beginning of the story, Lady Macbeth was strong, forceful, and knew what she wanted. She forced Macbeth to kill King Duncan, and kept their whole story together while Macbeth fell apart inside and out. By the end, all the choices she made finally caught up to her. The Gentlewomen and the Doctor have even seen her, "rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon't it, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this in a most fast sleep" (Act 5 Scene 1 Lines 5-8). This means that she was sleep walking, only what her mind really is like was in control. They also saw Lady Macbeth washing her hands over and over again, while asleep, trying to get leftover blood from Duncan's murder off
A Tragic Hero is a character who makes a wrong decision or judgement that leads to their own destruction. This is shown in the beginning of the play when Macbeth kills King Duncan. This choice that he makes turns his life good for a while until he keeps killing and killing to get what he wants. That is what eventually leads to his destruction. When Macbeth's ambition finally pushes him to the limit and he needs to be King he says, "I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. " (Act 1 Scene 7 Lines 79-80). This quote shows Macbeth when he decides to kill Duncan and change his life in so many ways.
Verbal Irony is when a character says something but really means something else. This is shown in the Beginning of the play, when Duncan first gets to Macbeth's castle, Lady Macbeth was welcoming and kind, and overall not herself. She only acted like this for two reasons: because Duncan was the King of Scotland, but mostly because she and Macbeth didn't want anybody to get a hunch that the two were going to kill Duncan in his sleep. The first thing she greeted him with was, "All our service, In every point twice done and then done double, Were poor and single business to contend Against those honors deep and broad wherewith Your majesty loads our house. For those of old, And the late dignities heaped up to them, we rest your hermits" (Act 1 Scene 6 Lines 14-19). This quote means that everything Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are doing for Duncan will ever compare to what he did for them by naming Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. This is completely Verbal Irony because Lady Macbeth is saying she cannot do enough to repay Duncan, when in reality she is planning to kill him in his sleep.
TIME: 2:24 to the end
This song shows the ambition the witches give Macbeth after they tell him he will become Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King of Scotland. This is especially relevant after Macbeth is named Thane of Glamis and Cawdor and he has decided to kill King Duncan to make the third prophecy come true- He will be King of Scotland.