She makes Macbeth murder Duncan because he looks too much like her father when he sleeps. Macbeth stabs King Duncan while he is sleeping but he leaves the dagger in the room. Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return. After the murder, Macbeth is very skittish about people finding out if it was him. Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth.
A n Analysis In this scene, we immediately notice a great change in the behaviour and attitude of Macbeth toward murder. After his first meeting with the witches, Macbeth had worried about their prophesy the King's murder. He had plenty of rational reasons at the time against the plot, and had to be convinced by his wife to commit the highest crime possible. But now he is at much ease about innocently killing anyone standing in his path to greatness. All rational reasoning has left him and he is no longer aware of Banquo's kind and honest nature or his long friendship with him.
William Shakespeare's Macbeth In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, there is no doubt that the “dead butcher and his fiend like queen” (V, 9, 36) are both villainous; however they are villainous to varying degrees. We are first exposed to both of their villainy when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hear of the witch’s predictions, and their reaction is to murder Duncan. Even though Macbeth is initially portrayed as being courageous and honorable, he eventually becomes more villainous than Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth appears very villainous to begin with, because she encourages and provokes her husband to murder King Duncan. However she has nothing to do with the murders that Macbeth commits later on in the play: Macduff’s family, Banquo, and young Seaward.
This is in contact with the above chant. Macbeth does things that he shouldn’t have because of the conditions he was put in. therefore he is guilty of first degree murder because of King Duncan’s murder. In this play like I mentioned before there were three witches, they take a very important part in the play because they are part of the reason why Macbeth murders the king. They state he will become king soon, “All hail, Macbeth!
Overall I think that Macbeth is to blame for the death of King Duncan because however much someone tries to make someone commit a murder, it is always the murderers fault, as he did not have to listen to his wife or the 3 witches. When the witches told Macbeth about him becoming King, they may have meant that Duncan might have died naturally. But instead he made an immediate reaction and started thinking in an evil way with tragic consequences.
Who Killed King Duncan in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Who was too blame for the Murder of King Duncan? There are four major factors in the murder Lady Macbeth, Fate, the Witches and Macbeth himself. Macbeth himself committed the murder of Duncan so of course has some of the blame for the murder. His ambition and his thrust also made him do the crime. For Macbeth when the bait was dangled in front of him he could not resist taking a bite for when he knew that he had been made Thane of Cawdor and one prophecy had come true he wanted the next prophecy to also be true.
After the successful murder of Duncan, Macbeth entered a life of evil. Ambition was also clearly stated when he thought of killing his friend Banquo to protect the kingship. The witches’ predictions sent Macbeth into his own world where he could not be deterred from becoming king. Macbeth displays his cowardice by avoiding Lady Macbeth’s initial plan to murder King Duncan. By overcoming his personal matters to plot the death of the king, Macbeth only displays that women are manipulative, and often have their way with men.
This voluntary misinterpretation, committed in pursuit of power, leads Macbeth to perform certain actions which result in the death of the king, Macbeth's friends, and eventually his own death. From the beginning of the play, Macbeth desires great power. Lady Macbeth's statement to Macbeth that "When you durst do it, then you were a man;" (I.vii.55) suggests that she and Macbeth have contemplated and possibly committed murder for the sake of advancement before. Macbeth provides further support for this in his reaction to the witches' prophecy that he will be king. After Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor, he realizes that the witches were right, and immediately begins to ponder the other part of their prophecy.
Macbeth feels he has no other choice than to kill because of what the witches predicted in Act I. After the murderers have slaughtered Banquo, Macbeth invites an abundance of people over to partake in ceremonial banquet. As Macbeth is searching for a seat at the table he was greeted by horrific sight of a man drenched in blood. This appearance of Banquo’s ghost is a form a supernatural force because only Macbeth is able to see the apparition. It influences him to act like a mad man in front of his dinner guest and question his sense of reality.
Macbeth is surprised by this news and wants to hear more. Macbeth writing to his wife about his encounter with the witches also proved to be a mistake because she became ambitious about Macbeth becoming king and she becoming queen. Macbeth had outside influences involved in the death of Duncan, but the other deaths in the play are caused only by Macbeth. Macbeth was also responsible for the deaths of Duncan’s guards when he said “O, yet I do repent me of my fury, That I did kill them.” (A2, S3, 100-101) He had no reason for killing them but his rage enabled him to be irrational. When Macbeth became suspicious about Banquo knowing that he had killed Duncan, Macbeth ordered him and his son Fleance to be killed.