Macbeth Character Analysis

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Macbeth at the start, seems to be a respectable and trustworthy person who doesn't seem to be a person who would ruin peoples lives just to further his own. Even though he used to be good, he is altered by the influences of several people. For example, the three witches tell him a prophecy in which he is to become king, Lady Macbeth influences him to do bad things like killing King Duncan, and his own ambitions to become king. These examples have an effect on Macbeth, but in the end he is the one who causes the tragedy.
The witches are the ones who told Macbeth that he would become king of scotland, which is one of the main reasons that he causes the main tragedy. “All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter!”(I.iii.50). Because the Witches tell Macbeth this prophecy, Macbeth's starts thinking about how he could possibly become king of Scotland. As the play proceeds, Macbeth becomes more reliant on the witches prophecy to drive him to become king.They are obviously deceiving and are only saying these things for their own self benefit. Macbeth causes himself to become more depressed because he is guilty of killing King Duncan. This influences him to become ignorant to his actions of killing, this makes him kill more people for his self benefit. He would never have wanted to kill King Duncan or even become king in the first place if the witches had not influenced him by telling him this prophecy. Even though the Witches play a major part in causing Macbeth to kill and cause tragedy and start the wheels in motion, Lady macbeth and his own ambitions are the real culprits of corrupting Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife and is shown to be able to manipulate Macbeth. She manipulates him by confusing him and toying with his ma...

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...tragic downfall. Because of the crown, he inherits bad traits like being immoral and ruthless that corrupts him and leads to his downfall. This causes him to plan to kill Macduff and his family, and in return they raise an army and slaughter Macbeths army. “Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself, within my sword's length set him; if he ‘scape, heaven forgive him too!”(IV.iii.33-35). This is the reason Macbeth eventually falls to tragedy and ends up dying during a war with Macduff.
Macbeth being the cause of tragedy in the play had three main causes. The witches prophecies, Lady Macbeth being his wife and influencing him more than anyone else could, and Macbeth's ambition, all led to Macbeth causing the tragedy, which ultimately ended up killing him. If one of these main components where missing, then Macbeth would most likely not have caused such a tragedy.
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