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Macbeth kills his own friend Banquo because he was scared that Banquo’s kids would end up taking over the throne. His original plan to kill Banquo and Fleance was to have them murdered while they were riding together. It didn’t work because Fleance got the chance to escape. Macbeth’s madness greatly increases which there is no option but death. Fleance ran away and was never heard from after. Macbeth quickly changed and became even crazier about his power, and feared Banquo was going to take away the throne. The heirs became scared thinking they’d be blamed for their fathers death or they’d die next. That’s when that day they ran away, so there were no heirs left for the throne. Lady Macbeth had nothing to do with the murder of Banquo. Macbeth decided to start making his own decision because he’s changing the way he is, and it wasn’t his wife telling him what to do anymore. Instead of telling Lady Macbeth his plans, he kept it a secret from her until the murder was done and over with. Macbeth has been killing so he thinks he might was well keep killing. Macbeth has gained his power from becoming king and he no longer feels guilty for murder like he did when he killed Duncan. Now he thinks its okay to keep killing people to make sure he has his spot on the throne, and he isn’t letting any guilt inside him anymore. He’s trying to establish his manliness by killing Banquo and Macduff’s family. The witches told Macbeth to beware of Macduff, so Macbeth wanted to make sure he couldn’t get in the way of his throne. Macbeth sent his soldiers to kill Macduff, but when they got to his castle they realized only his family was there, not himself. The soldiers killed his family instead. The soldiers went back to Macbeth, and Macduff no longer ...

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...remembered for so many good things in life. Instead, he’s going to be looked at as someone who was selfish and evil who was only out to hurt everyone but himself. He cared so much about everyone and eventually just grew hatred for everyone even if he had no reason to hate them. Instead of taking these matters into his own hands to become a king, he completely tore his life apart. He didn’t even get to live happily when he became king because he had to suffer with the thoughts of guilt for the rest of his life. His wife Lady Macbeth even suffered just from helping cause the death of one person at the beginning of his journey to being royal. I guess his journey to becoming royal wasn’t what they thought it was going to be; it just made Macbeth change drastically and ruined his life.

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Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York: Washington Press, 1992.
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