Macbeth
is a very interesting book with lots of good intentions, but turn out to be
bad. The book was placed in 1606 and takes place in Scotland, during the
medieval times. After going through a very tough battle Macbeth and Banquo were
walking through a church when 3 witches appeared. Macbeth met 3 witches and
they told him that he will soon become king after a short while. He is
determined that he will become king after they predicted that he will become
Thane of Cawdor and soon will become king.

 In this novel
he is told by 3 evil witches he will become king. “All hail Macbeth! Hail to
thee, thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All
hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” Act 1 Scene 3 Line 51-53. He then
is convinced and was wondering how he would become king. His wife Lady Macbeth
is the mastermind behind how he will, or thought how, he would become king. They
then come up with a plan to kill the current king, Duncan.

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  Macbeth had the right idea on how to become
king. All he had to do was kill a few people and he would become king and have
everything he ever wanted. His wife would also be very happy because then she would
become the queen and have anything she wanted. It was the best thing that could
have happened to the both of them. He executed the plan perfectly, he made no
trace of proof that he had killed the king. This is the one pro to his
reasoning for killing Duncan.

The plan was very well thought out. Duncan was coming
to their house to celebrate and congratulate Macbeth on his victory in a
battle, they then gave him a few drinks and King Duncan decided he would spend
the 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 Kings
bedroom. After slaying them he then went in with his dagger and killed Duncan
while he was sleeping. He then became very paranoid about the whole situation. In
act 2, scene 2, he says: “Didst thou not hear a noise?” Line 19 “Methought
I heard a voice cry sleep no more, Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocent
sleep, sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care, the death of each day’s
life. Sore labors bath, balm of hurt minds, great natures second course, chief
nourisher in life’s feast.” Lines 47-52

There are more cons though to his reasoning for
killing Duncan. His plan went pretty smooth up until Macduff arrived. MacDuff
questioned why Duncan’s chamberlains were killed, as well as the king being
dead. Macbeth had panicked and said in his fit of rage he slayed them. If (and
when) he was caught he would be surely executed for murder and so would his
wife. They did not think about the consequences of killing the king, they just
came up with a plan to become king and nothing else. They could not have waited
for time to tell if he ever could have become king from natural disaster (the
king dying on his own).

 Another thing
that could have happened is if they got caught they could have ran. They would
have had to of given up everything, and they would have had to attempt to start
a 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 huge
offense. It would have been a very tough journey if they decided to leave and
go somewhere else.  They would be
starting a new life with no money, no house, no job, and they would have had
nothing.

 The 3 witches
never explained the details of how he would become king. Macbeth just jumped to
the conclusion that he would just murder his way to becoming king. It never occurred
to him that something else could have happened coincidentally that would make
him king. Macbeth just saw an opportunity for power and he took his chance.    

Macbeth only had one positive thing come out of
becoming king, being the king. He did not think about the consequences in his
plan.  What would happen if he was ever
to be caught? If the government happened to run into him at a later point in
time they would have captured him, killed him, and put him out on a public
display. The list goes on and on the negative impacts it would have had on his
life, it would have not ended. There were way more cons in his reasoning for
killing the king then pros.