Transformation of Macbeth from a Brave Warrior to a Villain
But his love for himself and his determination for achieving his desires forced him to commit murder. His mind used to dominate his actions and he decided to act on the prophecies. The three witches had succeeded in planning the downfall of Macbeth as it is they could not harm him directly so made him work on it himself. In Macbeth’s own words “I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat”(Act1, Scene 7). This shows that he had changed and Macbeth was determined by a desire for worldly and variable good.
Killing Duncan surged Macbeth on the path of his own destruction. He not only killed king but also his servants, so there may be no evidence against him. After doing this horrific act he ahd surrendered before the evil forces. He said, “Come, sealing night… And with thy bloody and invisible hand, cancel and tear to pieces that great bond, which keeps me pale.”(Act 3, Scene 2). He wanted to kill Banquo as he was afraid the Banquo will assassinate him to make his descendents the King of Scotland (as prophesied by three witches). Macbeth was also feared that Banquo knows that he killed Duncan. He thought that by killing and doing bloody acts his purpose will be served but he forgets that he is losing the final part of humanity inside him.