- Homework Help - ENotes.com”). When he was going to open field with Banquo, he met three witches. He heard, ” Thane of Glamis!”, “Thane of Cawdor!” and “shalt be King hereafter!”from three witches ( Shakespeare 8~9). The phrase “shalt be King” indicated the King of Scotland. When he heard the predictions from the witches, evil had already entered his mind.
Macbeth was surprised when Ross and Angus told him that he would be Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth started to think about how he can become the King. Banquo said to Macbeth, “The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s In deepest consequences”( Shakespeare 11). This means that the devil tell truths, but they will betray Macbeth and manipulate him to lead in the wrong direction. Although, the Banquo advised him, Macbeth already knew what is going to happen when he said to himself, “This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor(Shakespeare 12). This phrase showed that Macbeth’s ambition and desire towards his future. At this point his thoughts are neither good nor bad regarding these matters …show more content…
but Macbeth keep hesitate and worry about the kill King Duncan. “ I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none”( Shakespeare 22). This showed that Macbeth a struggled with his conscience. He wanted to be a king, but to be king he had to kill the present king, He did not, however, wish to face the trouble or consequences such actions would involve. So, we can recognize that Macbeth has conscience. A true villain would kill King Duncan without any fear or worry. Recognizing Macbeth’s wisdom, Award wrote, “He weighs all the consequences of an act before acting-- as well as ethical-- he will not kill the king, a guest in his house, a good man, and his kin” ( "How Is Macbeth a Tragic Hero? - Homework Help - ENotes.com”). This demonstrates that he is not a villain.
Although his conscience would not allow him to kill King Duncan, he decided to kill King Duncan through his wife. His thoughts unfold, “False face must hide what the false heart doth know”(Shakespeare 23). Ultimately, he decided to follow the his ambition instead of his