Macbeths ambitions and strive for power is what eventually leads him to his own death. When Macbeth receives prophecies from the three witches informing he will be king, he feels the need to kill off anything that may be in his way. He sees people as obstacles in the way of his final destination- the throne. The witches inform him no one can harm him. When his servants warn him of the blood bath that is about to occur with Malcom and Macuff, he simple responds:
“Fear not Macbeth: no man that’s born of woman shall ever have the power upon thee.” Then fly, falso Thanes, and mingle with the English Epicures! The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear, shall never sag and doubt nor shake with fear (V.iii.5-10).
The witches messages to Macbeth have set him up for