Who is responsible for the tragedy of Macbeth?
The person to blame for the tragedies in Macbeth is Macbeth himself. In act 4 scene 2 in Macbeth Macduff’s son says, “He has killed me, mother. Run away I pray you.” Macbeth has sent two murderers to kill Macduff’s wife and son. They have killed them which makes Macbeth responsible for this tragedy as well.
How does guilt lead to Macbeth’s downfall?
Guilt haunts Macbeth, both as a ghost that he sees, as well as the heaviness on his conscious. He also is haunted by his killing of Banquo, a once trusted ally and friend, and is haunted by his ghost. Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes her to sleepwalk and be haunted by Duncan’s blood that she cannot ‘clean’ her hands of.
How did ambition lead to Macbeth’s downfall?
The main force is Macbeth’s ambition, he tries to be and do too much by killing and betraying his friends and his king, which later in the play leads to his downfall and even death. The last force is Lady Macbeth who pushes and provokes Macbeth to commit these evil deeds.
What was Macbeth’s ambition?
Macbeth is basically a good man who goes wrong. Macbeth has been thinking about whether or not he should murder Duncan. He reaches the conclusion that the only thing that is motivating him (his ‘spur’) is ambition which he compares to a horse leaping over an obstacle (‘vaulting ambition’).
What was Lady Macbeth’s ambition?
Lady Macbeth is even more ambitious and ruthless than her husband. Lady Macbeth’s determination to succeed is clear here. She is insistent that Macbeth will become King (‘shalt be what thou art promised’) However, she recognises that he is ‘too full o’th’milk of human kindness’ and that this could stand in their way.
What does Macbeth’s death symbolize?
Macbeth’s Last Words. It is too late, he drags me down; I sink, I sink, — my soul is lost forever! In Macbeth, blood symbolizes murder and guilt, and Shakespeare uses this symbol to characterize Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth also suffers guilt for murdering Banquo.
How many murders are there in Macbeth?