In the beginning of Shakesphere's, Macbeth, the character, Macbeth
is basically an everyday normal type of soldier fighting and killing for
his king. His title at this point is the Thane of Glamis. Upon having a
great day on the battlefield, including killing MacDonwald, Macbeth has no
clue as to what is in store for him. When Macbeth and his friend Banquo
meet the witches for the first time, they are completely shocked. While
talking with the witches Macbeth and Banquo are told that Macbeth will be
named the Thane of Cawdor, and then later king. They also told Banquo that
his children will be kings, but that Banquo would not. After hearing this
Macbeth begins to become ashamed with himself to think that he actually
thought about killing the king in order to the throne from Duncan. At this
point he is somewhat confused and maybe more curious than anything.
thought was not to do anything drastic to become king. He basically says,
whatever happens, happens.
When Macbeth arrives home to his wife, Lady Macbeth, she begins to
play mind games with him. She does this by trying to convince him to
murder Duncan. She tells him things like "If you were a real man you'd do
it". This upsets Macbeth, and he begins to think that he is actually going
to do it, and eventually carries it out. What he doesn't realize is that
he will later regret his actions, and wish that he could turn back time.
As soon as Macbeth has killed Duncan, he seems to start to lose his
mind. He just doesn't know what to do with himself. In fact, he cannot
finish smearing the blood on the chamberlains, lady Macbeth had to. As
time goes by Macbeth begins to think that...