Lady Macbeth Is To Blame For His Own Downfall

analytical Essay
1417 words
1417 words

The blood drips from his hands as he tries to wash his guilt away, the unlawful proof of his crime comes to life and he realizes the reality of what he has done. He tries to play it cool, but his sin has eaten him up and had left him damned, and all was to prove he was a man. The play of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy about a man who was first labeled as "noble" and "loyal" but with his ambition and greed so high he became a tyrant. Although the three weird sisters and Lady Macbeth might have encouraged his dreadful deeds, he is the one who acted on them gaining his power which led to self corruption. Some may argue that it was fate, the witches, or Lady Macbeth, who was the cause of his downfall, but I argue that it was Macbeth …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how shakespeare's play of macbeth is about a man who was first labeled as "noble" and "loyal" but with his ambition and greed so high he became tyrant.
  • Opines that macbeth is to be blamed for his downfall because he acted on the prophecies given to him by the witches instead of just leaving it alone.
  • Analyzes how macbeth is blamed for his downfall because of his ambition, greed, and power.
  • Argues that macbeth was the one who listened to the witches prophecies of him becoming king to begin with, but he decided to take matters into his own hands.
  • Analyzes how macbeth's fate connects with the prophecies that come with his fate, and argues that it was his own fault for following through with what she told him to do.
  • Concludes that while some may believe that it was the witches, lady macbeth, or fate that had to do with his downfall, they believe not. shakespeare wrote a thrilling book to lure the readers.

He committed Duncan's death, no one else had the knife or the daggers forcing him, it was out of his free will even if Lady Macbeth influenced it. He also listened to the witches, no one told him to listen to them. It was his tragic flaws that also ignored the symbols he was given. He was given the symbol of the daggers and the prophecies (he used both to kill people with) he chose to ignore those symbols and not see their real meanings leading to his own evil self destruction. Similarly, he brought the battle on himself leading to his death because it was his actions that outraged the nobleman, and Macduff. “Our fears in Banquo stick deep/And in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared.” (Act 3, Sc. 1, lines 49-51) His tragic flaws leads him to believe that Banquo will not support him as king. Some may argue, that the witches or Lady Macbeth were the ones who influenced his tragic flaws, but the witches simply told him his prophecies and Lady Macbeth just introduced a plan, he manipulated his prophecies and agreed to the plan therefore, leading himself to his own

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