Macbeth essay

Submitted By nicolettelarson
Words: 491
Pages: 2

English 12

Macbeth was an honorable and noble man, he was well respected throughout the country. Everything was going well for Macbeth until he let the need for power overtake him. In this play he performed a number of murders, most for selfish reasons. We will discuss three different murders that took place in Macbeth, and we will decipher whether or not it was an honorable murder, or a dishonorable murder. In act 1 scene 3 the third witch proclaims, “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” The three witches, also known as the weird sisters, go on to tell Macbeth how he will take king Duncan’s place as king. The predictions of the weird sisters enticed Macbeth. Dwelling on what they had predicted, he took it upon himself to make it a reality. Although hesitant at first, Lady Macbeth encouraged him that this deed had to be done. Act 2 scene 1, “I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell that summons thee to Heaven or to Hell.” Macbeth did one of the most dishonorable, and disgraceful things he could have done; he killed king Duncan so that he and his wife could take their place as king and queen. This is where their trouble and heartaches began. After talking to Banquo’s ghost Macbeth departed from his home to speak to the weird sisters again. The witches called on three spirits to warn him about Macduff. Act 3 scene 1 one of the spirit says to him, “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff; beware the thane of Fife.” After listening to what the spirit had to say, Macduff decided he needed to keep himself and his position as king safe. In act 3 scene 1 Macduff said, “Then live, Macduff, what need I fear of thee? But yet I’ll make assurance double sure, and take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live; that I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, and