In the tragedy of Macbeth , William Shakespeare reveals basically about human society and how we formed into greedy, selfish and ungrateful human beings. The reason why that is, is because in Macbeth Lady Macbeth would force negativity upon Macbeth which he did not want to go along with but instead doesn’t listen to his ego and goes along with what Lady Macbeth, his wife wanted for herself. In doing so, all these problems and interferences would occur in his life which ended up in a bad ending. Macbeth is truly a good person in the beginning of the story.
You can tell because he would fight for his country with pride and dignity. He never lost a battle; he finished what he started in order to protect his country. Macbeth also owned a big piece of land, and everybody was pretty much happy under his rule. This goes to show that one of his traits in the beginning was happy, good and wealthy. No problems what so ever, he was happy with himself. He was happy with the position he was in, no complaints. Towards the middle of the story Macbeth his traits change. His trait from happiness, turns into confusion and selfishness. If chance will me king, without my stir. ” That goes to show for confusion because he’s basing it on chance not that he’s going to make it happen on his own. His wife Lady Macbeth changes his whole outlook, “he shall have what art thou promised” defines selfishness. Basically, trying to say she doesn’t care what he does as long as he gets to be king. This is sad on her part because she’s willing to do anything for them to become wealthier. The ending of the story Macbeth end’s very sadly. He basically lost all the people that loved and cared for him.
He goes on this huge rampage where he thinks he’s really powerful and treat’s everyone like their nothing. “I want to be king full of power. ” This goes to show his superego took over and his wife didn’t help him much with his decision. Which makes him a bad king because after all. Everyone wants to overrule him and their planning to leave him alone to fend for himself. In the end he ends up getting slaughtered. Everyone is happy again, without Macbeth ruling. Lady Macbeth I think she was a horrible person from the beginning. She was thinking of wealthiness and power.
She was not thinking about Macbeth’s well-being and what could happen. In the story Macbeth write’s her a letter explaining about how the witches came to him and told him if anything he can become king. In this, she took matters into her own hands and told Macbeth not to worry about a thing she has everything covered. “We will speak further. ” She said to Macbeth. Unfortunately, he couldn’t face the fact that he had to tell her he didn’t want to go through with this and she took matters into her own hands which led to Macbeths tragic death.
Lady Macbeth unfortunately, start’s losing herself into the guilt. She would wake up in the middle of the night and starts randomly washing her hands. She would think she saw blood on them, therefore, goes to show that she feel’s guilty of what she did. Lady Macbeth later on ends up committing suicide and leave’s Macbeth by himself in this battle to fight off everyone else. Macbeth knew this was going to end up happening. Basically, this theme is telling us not to lose ourselves in the guilt or it will eat us alive and don’t take things for granted.
For if we do, unbearable things will happen that we were not prepared to face in our lives. The traits: guiltiness, selfishness, cockiness, does bad manner in our lives they just bring bad habits that later on we will get too comfortable with and end up relying on them to help us out through life. When someone tells us something might happen we have to let it depend on chance, we could make it happen ourselves but there will be obstacles that we might not even think about doing but will kill for just to get what we want.