When Lady Macbeth learned that Duncan would be visiting she?
She makes a speech starting with the words, "Come thou spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the head to the toe top-full of direst cruelty."
Lady Macbeth uses manipulation, persistence, and persuasion to get Macbeth to continue with the plan to kill Duncan. She tries to tell him that he would be less of a man if he didn't and that their lives would be less complicated without Duncan around.
Only indirectly. The predictions gave both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth the idea of killing Duncan. Macbeth would not have acted on that idea had he not been influenced by his wife to murder Duncan. She would not have acted on it because Duncan looked like her father.
because, the three witches told his future and said that Macbeth would be king. But then King Duncan said that his son would be king Malcolm. So lady Macbeth and Macbeth deicide to kill him so he would become king.
Macbeth killed Duncan because the witches predicted that he would be the king but at the time Duncan was the king so in order to be king Macbeth kills Duncan since he was the successor at the time.
Macbeth says "He's here in double trust" in Shakespeare's Macbeth. He is considering the possibility of assassinating his king, Duncan, so that he can ascend to the throne. He means that Duncan has two reasons to trust Macbeth: 1: He is "his kinsman and his subject," so he would naturally be repulsed by the idea of killing Duncan; 2: Macbeth is hosting the king in his home; Duncan would assume that Macbeth would be sheltering… Read More
It's not really a plan that Macbeth has. When Duncan names Malcolm Prince of Cumberland, however, Macbeth takes this as Duncan naming Malcolm as his heir. Now, if Macbeth is to become king, both Duncan and Malcolm have to disappear. This is a problem for Macbeth who had been going along with the idea that Duncan would die and he would become king just as the witches said. But now, something is going to have… Read More
Macbeth would not have killed Duncan if he had not been pushed into it by his wife, and she does not seem to have thought of the idea of being queen until she heard about what the witches said. So no, Macbeth would probably not have killed Duncan had the witches not told him the prediction. However, he might have become king anyway even without killing Duncan.
After killing King Duncan, Macbeth felt that he never would have a good night's sleep and that he had done the unthinkable.
When Macbeth begins to feel uneasy about murdering Duncan, Lady Macbeth questions his manhood, saying a real man would commit the crime and that cruelty is a part of manhood. Lady Macbeth later says in an aside that she would murder Duncan herself if he did not look like her father.
lady Macbeth she manipulated Macbeth into killing Duncan and was the one behind the scheme to make Macbeth king she would have power.
He died in battle. He was fighting against Macbeth, but it is not clear why. It would appear that Duncan attacked Macbeth, not the other way around.
Macbeth became king by assassinating the former king, Duncan. Kind Duncan was invited to stay at Macbeth's castle, and while Duncan was asleep, Macbeth had a hallucination of a dagger floating into Duncan's bedroom. Macbeth stole the two guards' daggers, and used them to kill Duncan. He then wiped the blood on the guards, and framed them. The guards were knocked unconscious by drugged wine that Lady Macbeth gave them. Many people say that Macbeth… Read More
Lady Macbeth drugged the guards so that no one could would know who killed King Duncan, and later on to frame them and say they killed King Duncan.
MacBeth has three reasons not to kill the king. First, killing Duncan may come back to harm MacBeth in the end. Second, the king is currently in MacBeth's care and MacBeth is his host. Third, Duncan is a noble man and many would miss him. MacBeth's only reason for wanting to kill Duncan is his ambition to become the king himself. He decides not to do it. However, he is eventually convinced by Lady MacBeth… Read More
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. That sounds strange, but it is probably true. Next to them, Macduff gets very emotional when he discovers the murder, but seems to get over it quite quickly. But thoughts of Duncan haunt Macbeth who says in Act III Scene II "Duncan is in his grave. After life's fitful fever he sleeps well." And Lady Macbeth cannot shake off thoughts of Duncan either; in her sleepwalking scene she says, "But who… Read More
Yes. Lady Macbeth is the one that drugged the king's guards so they would be knocked out. She also plants the knives on the guards after Macbeth fails to do so.
When Macbeth starts having second thoughts about killing the king, Duncan, Lady Macbeth questions his manhood and says he is a coward. She says she would have killed her own baby rather than break a promise such as the one Macbeth made her (to kill Duncan). She also says that her love for him from that time onwards will depend on whether he kills the king or not.
Generally, yes. He regrets the murder immediately after doing it. "Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst."
If Macbeth and his wife stood trial today, she would probably receive a greater sentence than he. She hatched the plot and incited him to do the deed.
Macbeth writes a letter to Lady Macbeth to inform her of what the three witches said (saying that he will one-day be king) and to inform her that King Duncan would soon be coming to visit.
The crucial part. Without Lady Macbeth, this would have been Macbeth's final decision: "We will proceed no further in this business." Macbeth would never have killed Duncan unless Lady Macbeth had goaded him into it.
"cousin", which suggests that Macbeth is somewhere in line for the throne, which would account on how quickly and seriously he took the witches' prophecies to be. he was in line for the throne, in other words, if all the heirs before him dies or are rid off, he would naturally become King. Duncan even said that he owes Macbeth a great deal for the defeat of the traitor Thane of Cawdor, this further leads… Read More
"He resembled my father as he slept."
Macbeth killed King Duncan for many reasons. One of the reasons Macbeth kills Duncan is because three witches tell him a prophecy that he would become the next Thane of Cawdor and eventually become king. After the witches' prophecy comes true about Macbeth becoming the thane of Cawdor, he is tempted by wicked thoughts to murder King Duncan and fulfill his ambitions become the next king of Scotland. The second reason is that Macbeth is… Read More
After the murder of King Duncan it was planned that Macbeth would place the bloody daggers next to the drugged soldiers that were supposed to be keeping watch over King Duncan. This was to be done in order to make the people of Scotland believe that the soldiers had executed the murder.
Lady Macbeth controls Macbeth the same way any other woman would control a man. She specifically tells her husband that she will not lay with him unless he does what she asks him to do; which is kill Duncan and Banquo and the others.
Well first of all, Lady Macbeth didn't murder King Duncan. She was going to, but for some reason Duncan reminded her of her father and she couldn't bring herself to kill him, so Macbeth murdered the King. He murdered the king so the prophecy the three witches told him would come true....that'd he'd become the king.
He would become king because Duncan's sons were to chikened out and ran away.
Yes, Macbeth murdered his cousin Duncan, whom was also the king, in order to become king himself. At first, he knew that it would not only be wrong to kill the king, but even worse to kill his own kin. But Lady Macbeth, macbeth's wife, wanted him to have this higher power and talked him into it.
Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are necessary for the play. Neither would have murdered Duncan without the other. Shakespeare also wanted to explore the effects on their relationship of the guilt they experience after the murder.
"Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!"
She causes it. He would never have murdered Duncan if she hadn't pushed him to it.
In the Shakespearean play 'Macbeth', Act 1, Scene 7, Macbeth reviews all of the reasons why he should not kill King Duncan. He had come into Macbeth's home as a guest. He was related to Macbeth, who was his cousin. He was Macbeth's sovereign. Additionally, he was beloved and respected by the people of Scotland. King Duncan had given diamonds to Lady Macbeth, and the title and properties of the disgraced Thane of Cawdor to… Read More
Since Macbeth knows killing is morally wrong, he is aware that he could get punished. The double trust that he would be breaking is the honor he has as a kingsman and subject.
Duncan is a Scottish name. The name was based on a clan name and was the name of a Scottish Saint. I think the most famous Duncan would be the one who was in Shakespeare's MacBeth
he killed them cos he WA scared that they would say they didnt kill duncan. because as you know he or lady Macbeth rather planted the daggers on the guards.
driven by her ambition, she starts convincing Macbeth of murdering by questioning his manhood. She tells him to be brave and fear nothing, and that she would have done the deed herself if only Duncan did not resemble her father.
That Banquo will figure out that Macbeth killed Duncan by knowing that Macbeth would take the prophecies of the witches seriously and carry out the murder which would make part of the prophecies come true.
Back in those time, men were favoured over woman. If Lady Macbeth had killed Duncan then she would of been ridiculed and killed herself whereas if her husband did it and he was caught he was much more likely to be given a better punishment
King Duncan has rewarded Macbeth already, or we wouldn't be talking about a "further" reward. Macbeth became Thane of Glamis automatically on Synel's death. The reward that Macbeth has already got from Duncan is the title thane of Cawdor. Since he has been told by the witches that he will be king, he expects or at least hopes to be named Duncan's heir ("If fate would have me king, why fate may crown me."). He… Read More
In Shakespeare's Macbeth Duncan is the good old king whom a young and evil Macbeth murders in order to get the crown. Anyone who had read the original story in Holinshed's Chronicles (a very popular historybook in Shakespeare's time) would have known that in the original story Duncan is not so old, and a rather poor king; and also that Macbeth ruled for ten good years before he turned into the evil tyrant that the… Read More
She was excited, obviously, and worried that Macbeth would not want to become king by the most obvious method--by murdering Duncan.
Some people might think that Duncan gives this title to Macbeth because Macbeth was instrumental in capturing the traitor Thane of Cawdor. But this is wrong. The Thane of Ross brings the news to Duncan of Cawdor's treachery but does not name Macbeth as the man that captures him. Ross is then told to find Macbeth and tell him that he is now the Thane of Cawdor. When Ross tells him this, Macbeth is astonished… Read More
The three witches prophesied that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor, and then King. Macbeth begins to wonder how this could be, and wonders if he needs to help his fate some about. He tell Lady Macbeth what the witches told him, and she convinces him to kill King Duncan. :)
Macbeth hesitates to kill Duncan because he has a change of mind. He begins thinking about the fact that Duncan has recently honored him by promoting him to the position of Thane of Cawdor. Likewise he reflects that if you get power by violence you set an example for someone who wants to get rid of you. Also, the King is not only his king but also his cousin. And there is an ancient taboo… Read More
Lady Macbeth made the plan. The grooms who were to be guarding the king were to be made so drunk that they would not wake. Macbeth was to go into Duncan's rooms, steal the guards' daggers, kill Duncan with them, wipe the blood on the grooms so they would look guilty and leave the daggers there, and return to Lady Macbeth after which they were to return to bed.
"Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!"
In "Macbeth," the quote, "What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won," is a statement made by Duncan about the treasonous last Thane of Cawdor whose title now goes to Macbeth. The Thane of Cawdor was sentenced to be executed, at which point Macbeth would assume his title.
Macbeth became king after being persuaded by his wife, Lady Macbeth, to murder the original king of Scottland, Duncan. Once that was done, the thanes assumed Duncan's sons would be promoted to the throne, but they both ran away in fear they might be murdered as well. With that, Macbeth took advantage of his positioin by saying Malcom and Donalbain (Duncan's sons) killed Duncan so he could be king himself. It worked.
Lady Macbeth effects Macbeth's actions by pushing him towards the murder. Initially, Macbeth was unsure of what he wanted to do. He stated that if he was meant to become king, it would happen naturally. Lady Macbeth caused him to change his mind and planned the murder of King Duncan.