Noble stature And as result, the King sends Ross, a messenger, to tells Macbeth the King is happy with Macbeth brave actions and is making him Thane of Cawdor.
Tragic Flaws In the beginning of the play, there are three witches who speaks two truths when they tell Macbeth he will become Thane of Cawdor and one day become king. Macbeth is now interested in what the witches are saying and he is thinking about how he can become king.
Free choice Macbeth is holding a dagger and is deciding if he should or should not kill the king. Macbeth’s ambition takes over his mind and he decides to kill King Duncan. His wife, Lady Macbeth, helps Macbeth by getting the king’s guards drunk to make them think they killed the king.
Ross:“The news of thy success: and when he reads Thy personal venture in the rebel’s fight, His wonders and his praises do contend Which should be thine or his: silenced with that, In viewing o’er the rest o’th’ self-same day, He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks, Nothing afeard of what thyself didst make strange images of death. As thick as hail Came post with post, and every one did bear Thy praise in his kingdom’s great defence, And poured them down before him.”(1.3.93-103)
Reversal of fortune + punishment/ consequences After Macbeth becomes king, a celebration is held for him. Macbeth’s guilt comes into play because Banquo's ghost appears and sits in Macbeth’s seat. When Macbeth is invited to the table he says there's no room for him.
“Two truth are told, As happy prologues to the swelling act Of the imperial theme. I thank you, gentlemen. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? ” (1.3.136-152).
Catharsis At the end of the play a war is beginning between Macbeth and Macduff. When Macbeth went to the witches to see what will happen next, they said to beware of Macduff. When Macduff and Macbeth started to fight.
“Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle towards my hand? Come, let me clutch thee”(2.1.41-42)
“Thou canst not say I did it: never shake Thy gory locks at me”(3.7.60-61)
I will not yield, To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet, And to be baited with the rabble’s curse. Though Birnam wood be come to Dunsinane, And thou opposed , being of no woman born, Yes I will try the last. Before my body I throw my warlike shield: lay on, Macduff, And damned be him that first cries, ‘Hold, enough.’(7.7.67-75)”