Macbeth is Macbeth realizes that the prophecy that the three witches told him is coming true, which blew his mind.Macduff fights for honor and Macbeth fights to kill and to stay alive even though he knows that he is destined to perish.Macbeth is of a brave and capable warrior initially the first time that we see him.
Another clear point of contrast between Macbeth and Banquo is their ability to quell their inner dark thoughts. prophecies like Macbeth, however, he is able to check his ambition in way that Macbeth cannot: ?
Why on the verities on thee made good, May they not be my oracles as well And set me up in hope? Conclusion In the Act 5, scene 3 soliloquy, Macbeth takes a moment to reflect on what he has lost after embarking on a course of evil crimes: ?
The theme of the corrupting powers of unchecked ambition is shown in full depth at the end of the play as Macbeth is ultimately killed in revenge for the evil crimes he has committed.
Introduction Compare and Contrast the Characters of Macbeth and Banquo Macbeth and Banquo share many similar characteristics: they are both courageous and valiant leaders on the battlefield, widely respected by the men they and lead and they are both loyal to the King and patriotic to Scotland.
Macbeth and Banquo meet the Weird Sisters, who foretell that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and Glamis, and King of Scotland and that Banquo's descendants will be Kings.
When Macbeth finds out he will be Thane of Cawdor his character begins to change, we see the beginning of Macbeth's ambition - the tragic flaw in his personality. Middle ' Macbeth lies to Banquo about his thoughts and ambitions and hides this from him.
Banquo however, see that Macbeth is taken with the idea of becoming King, ' Look how our partner's rapt.
' Banquo does not want to do anything dishonourable but suspects Macbeth might do something bad to achieve his aim.
Prior to the prophecy, Macbeth and Banquo are introduced as admirable figures in Act 1, scene 2. Bellona was the Roman goddess of War, emphasising that Macbeth is a godlike figure of war who is strong and mighty on the battlefield. s central concern in Act 1, scene 3 when the two characters react very differently to the prophecies given by three witches. Middle However, Macbeth betrays God in the direst way by committing regicide. Macbeth stated in the Act 1, scene 7 soliloquy that he was willing to sacrifice his place in the afterlife in order to be king in this world.
After leading their men to victory in battle, they are described as ? A lion would never fear a hare, so too an eagle a sparrow. As a consequence, in the immediate aftermath of killing Duncan in Act 2, scene 2, Macbeth claims ? After committing the murder, Macbeth attempted to pray but failed, suggesting he has lost all connections to God and religion.