In Macbeth, a Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth works through his evil plan to become the King of Scotland by murdering Duncan. Realizing his mistake of killing Duncan, makes him feel guilty, and he quickly learns that he’s not safe. To save his kingship, and himself, Macbeth trusts only the witches, while loosing all trust for many others.
Before tragedy strikes in the play, both Banquo and Macbeth learn their fates from the witches. Knowing that Banquo’s children would be kings, not his, Macbeth quickly distrusts Banquo, and soon becomes his enemy. In Act Three, scene two, Macbeth says, “It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul’s flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight” (Lines 161-162). This shows that Macbeth’s distrust of Banquo would soon lead him to murder Banquo, his best friend before he learned of the prophecies.
From the beginning of the play, Macbeth trusts Lady Macbeth’s plan to kill Duncan in his sleep. However, after his coronation, Macbeth’s paranoia of losing his kingship to Banquo’s children worsened. Eventually, he even lost trust in Lady Macbeth as she asked what is to be done with Banquo. In Act Three, scene three, Macbeth states, “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed” (Lines 51-52). This shows that Macbeth’s trust in Lady Macbeth is poor due to his worsening paranoia.
Even though Macbeth distrusts many people, he has always trusted the weird sisters, or the three witches. In fact, his great trust in the witches’ prophecies led him to wonder, and become greedy by killing Duncan. In Act Three, scene 4, Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “I will tomorrow to the Weird Sisters. More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know by the worst means of the worst” This shows that to learn how to secure his kingship, and to learn about the future, Macbeth goes to meet the Weird Sisters.
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