Descent into Darkness Was Macbeths acquisition of the Scottish
crown predestined to him based upon his initial behavior and
personality? In William Shakespeares shortest tragedy, Macbeth,
the path to glory taken by Macbeth is highly contested as to
whether the plays central figure had gone completely delirious or
always had lustful intentions all along. From the very beginning,
to be an exceptional war duelist for Scotland, as the country
reigned victorious in a war with Norway. Macbeth received the title
of Thane of Cawdor after notice from Ross and Angus, and then set
his sights on the King of Scotland, Duncan, for his royal position.
Deceptively killing King Duncan under Macbeths own residence,
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He hired three murderers to assassinate Banquo and Fleance in Act 3.4, which resulted into a Banquo-only death. The scenes following Act 3.3 signaled Macbeths turning point of mental state, where Macbeth began to experience ghost hallucinations of Banquo in front of his attendants for the night. When discussing his mental malfunctions to Lady Macbeth, he revealed to her that, My own safety is the only important thing now. // I have walked so far into this river of blood that even if I // stopped now, it would be as hard to go back to being // good as it is to keep killing people. I have some // schemes in my head that Im planning to put into action (Crowther 3.4.141-45). Through these exact lines, Macbeth has no revelation of ever turning back from the road he has taken. His statement shows regret and indicates the final true emotion that he has before converting from a heroic personality to an anti-heroic personality. In the next two acts, his bloodlust and hallucination trauma drive his actions until his eventual death. He became used to all of these evil components and let his good self be consumed in the treachery and evil
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