Theme Of Unnatural Events In Macbeth

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In “Macbeth,” William Shakespeare reveals what manifests during Macbeth’s time as king of both Cawdor and Glamis which leads to his eventual demise. The audience notices the truth behind Macbeth’s character as the play progresses; which makes the ending so ironic because Macbeth is killed by one of his own, one who used to have the utmost respect for him. He is a selfish, cruel, and apprehensive tyrant whose insecurities about himself lead him to handle his issues with brutality. Although unnatural events continue to foreshadow tragic events that occur during Macbeth’s ruthless reign, he chooses to handle his fear of his destiny with violence, which eventually kills him in his final battle. The scene is set shorty after Macbeth has killed …show more content…
Similar to what Banquo did after the death of Duncan and before his own death, Lennox became suspicious upon the events happening caused by Macbeth. As he and another Lord conversed, he notices that, “The gracious / Duncan / was pitied of Macbeth; marry, he was dead. / And the right valiant Banquo walked too late, / Whom you may say, if ‘t please you, Fleance killed, / For Fleance fled. / Men must not walk too late” (3.6.3-8). Duncan was “pitied” by his noble soldier Macbeth when he died. Macbeth’s actions seemed a little strange considering the type of relationship that Duncan and Macbeth established. Also, Banquo and Fleance seemed to have walked too late because now one is dead, and one has …show more content…
For so thou art. Behold where stands / Th’ usurper’s cursed head. The time is free. / I see thee compassed with thy kingdom’s pearl, / That speak my salutation in their minds, / Whose voices I desire aloud with mine. / Hail, King of Scotland!” (5.8.65-70). Macduff’s mini monologue describes fully how the people of Scotland thought of Macbeth during his final moments as a king. He describes Macbeth’s head as “cursed”, which would explain why all of those unnatural occurrences were happening as an effect of something Macbeth did (5.8.66). Macbeth’s paranoia causes him to reveal his true character, one event at a time. The audience sees throughout the story, how he tried to cheat the witches’ prophecy but failed in the end. While the horses are eating each other and the falcons are devoured by their prey, Macbeth continues to push the hands of the gods by killing one by one. Anyone who he feels is a threat to his power, ultimately becomes his prey. As he continues, Lennox and Macduff suspect the wrongdoings of Macbeth after the early death of Banquo, as they realize how Macbeth has been working against the prophecy because of his insecurity. Macbeth finally realizes that he cannot run from the prophecy, when a man, “for none of woman born” has defeated him due to his paranoia (4.1.91-92). Macbeth’s downfall was due to his character; as he began to

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