Macbethis a very interesting book with lots of good intentions, but turn out to bebad. The book was placed in 1606 and takes place in Scotland, during themedieval times. After going through a very tough battle Macbeth and Banquo werewalking through a church when 3 witches appeared. Macbeth met 3 witches andthey told him that he will soon become king after a short while. He isdetermined that he will become king after they predicted that he will becomeThane of Cawdor and soon will become king.
In this novelhe is told by 3 evil witches he will become king. “All hail Macbeth! Hail tothee, thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! Allhail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” Act 1 Scene 3 Line 51-53. He thenis convinced and was wondering how he would become king. His wife Lady Macbethis the mastermind behind how he will, or thought how, he would become king.
Theythen come up with a plan to kill the current king, Duncan. Macbeth had the right idea on how to becomeking. All he had to do was kill a few people and he would become king and haveeverything he ever wanted.
His wife would also be very happy because then she wouldbecome the queen and have anything she wanted. It was the best thing that couldhave happened to the both of them. He executed the plan perfectly, he made notrace of proof that he had killed the king. This is the one pro to hisreasoning for killing Duncan.The plan was very well thought out.
Duncan was comingto their house to celebrate and congratulate Macbeth on his victory in abattle, they then gave him a few drinks and King Duncan decided he would spendthe night there. While he was sleeping, Macbeth had the opportunity to kill him.But first he had to kill his chamberlains because they were guarding the Kingsbedroom. After slaying them he then went in with his dagger and killed Duncanwhile he was sleeping. He then became very paranoid about the whole situation. Inact 2, scene 2, he says: “Didst thou not hear a noise?” Line 19 “MethoughtI heard a voice cry sleep no more, Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocentsleep, sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care, the death of each day’slife. Sore labors bath, balm of hurt minds, great natures second course, chiefnourisher in life’s feast.
” Lines 47-52There are more cons though to his reasoning forkilling Duncan. His plan went pretty smooth up until Macduff arrived. MacDuffquestioned why Duncan’s chamberlains were killed, as well as the king beingdead.
Macbeth had panicked and said in his fit of rage he slayed them. If (andwhen) he was caught he would be surely executed for murder and so would hiswife. They did not think about the consequences of killing the king, they justcame up with a plan to become king and nothing else.
They could not have waitedfor time to tell if he ever could have become king from natural disaster (theking dying on his own). Another thingthat could have happened is if they got caught they could have ran. They wouldhave had to of given up everything, and they would have had to attempt to starta new life somewhere else. They could have been on the run for day, weeks,months, or even years. Killing someone; especially the king is a very hugeoffense. It would have been a very tough journey if they decided to leave andgo somewhere else.
They would bestarting a new life with no money, no house, no job, and they would have hadnothing. The 3 witchesnever explained the details of how he would become king. Macbeth just jumped tothe conclusion that he would just murder his way to becoming king. It never occurredto him that something else could have happened coincidentally that would makehim king. Macbeth just saw an opportunity for power and he took his chance. Macbeth only had one positive thing come out ofbecoming king, being the king.
He did not think about the consequences in hisplan. What would happen if he was everto be caught? If the government happened to run into him at a later point intime they would have captured him, killed him, and put him out on a publicdisplay. The list goes on and on the negative impacts it would have had on hislife, it would have not ended. There were way more cons in his reasoning forkilling the king then pros.