James I was terrified of witches because he thought that a group of them made a storm to try and kill him, then have a wax statue of him melt and die. Consequently a Jacobean audience would instantly know they were witches by the way they wo... ... middle of paper ... ...d let nature take its course to see who would become king and fate shouldn’t be changed. It is lady Macbeths fault that the murder took place because it was her idea to kill Duncan and it was her who persuaded Macbeth to do it. However Macbeth was the person who actually killed Duncan and some may argue that it was his fault for being weak and being to easily persuaded by Lady Macbeth, and did he always want to murder Duncan but he just needed pushing from lady Macbeth and she knows that he is weak and needs pushing “And live a coward” she knows that he is not very strong minded. Macbeth was most likely not to become king unless he interfered so he had listened to what the witches had said but then he was fuelled by ambition to become king.
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.
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.
One of the sons of the now dead king returns with an army and attacks Macbeth at his own castle. Macduff, one of the many people affected by Macbeth's rise to power, engaged Macbeth during the attack and beheaded Macbeth in the end. After the battle, Malcolm, one of the sons of the slain king, took power of Scotland and the play ends. Macbeth, at the very beginning of the play, demonstrated just how weak of a character he is. He lets the three witches who meet him at the start of the play continue to speak there poisonous, twisted words "Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more..."(1.3, 70-71).
Instead of the praise of Macbeth’s bravery bettering his personal integrity, he lets his prophesies that the witches informed him about go to his head. He is willing to kill to try and set himself further ahead, and after he is crowned King, he would kill anyone that stood in his way. This eventually catches up with him when the other characters put the pieces of the murders together and realize that Macbeth is responsible for all the deaths. Once this happened, Macduff, the Thane of Fife, set out to Macbeth’s castle at Inverness with a large army disguised by birnam wood to behead Macbeth, so Malcolm could be crowned King. Macbeth’s lack of courage throughout ... ... middle of paper ... ... see what must be done to correct all of the wrongdoings.
The expedition of my violent love..." (2.3.111-112) This was the only done to destroy and thoughts that may have targeted Macbeth that he could have killed the king. The greediness for power and the witches prophesies have made Macbeth a very disturbed man. Believing in everthing that the witches say, Macbeth hires three murders to kill both Banquo and his son. By having them killed no one shall be in line to take the crown away from Macbeth. Macbeth then hears that Macduff is pondering on ways to seek revenge so Macbeth plans for death of Macduff's family.
They plan to kill king Duncan which is also Macbeth’ cousin and thinks highly of Macbeth, because king Duncan has announced that his son is going to be king. ====================================================================== The night that they plan to kill Duncan, Macbeth says “thay plan shall not proceed no further,” but Lady Macbeth calls him a coward and as he is a great warrior, he changes his mind and proceed with this terrifying plan, also in this time the king was the representative of god. ====================================================================== King Duncan gets killed that knight by a devious plan of Lady Macbeth that helps frame the guards. You can see king Duncan get killed in a disgraceful way. Macbeth then kills the guards so that they couldn’t give any evidence that it was Macbeth.
In William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is responsible for the death of King Duncan. Although other characters did contribute to the downfall of the king, such as the three witches and Macbeth himself, Lady Macbeth’s role in his murder is the most prominent and influential. Upon first reading her husband’s letter, Lady Macbeth instantly believes that the way to achieve the crown is to kill King Duncan. The three witches in the play, who play an important role in the King’s downfall, are not as responsible as Lady Macbeth, as they never claim outright that any foul play must occur in order for their prophecies to come true. Furthermore, Macbeth himself, although clearly playing a pivotal role in the fatal act, is not entirely convinced that he should murder in order to become king and is therefore not nearly as responsible as his wife.
All hail... ... middle of paper ... ...uld not be known to him, had the Three Witches not told him of it in the first place. Since the prophecy can not make others hear it by itself, the Three Witches made Macbeth hear it. In conclusion, there are many minors causes of Macbeth’s ultimate demise. The prophecy can be argued to be his demise, since it influenced him to kill because he knew it. But in the end the Three Witches supplied Macbeth with the prophecy when they were not supposed to.
After killing Duncan he feared Banquo for his knowledge of the witches prophecies and had him killed as well. Macbeth seemed to be losing himself after Duncan's death due to his obsession with the witches prophecies, so in turn, the witches could be partly responsible for Macbeth's downfall. Lady Macbeth can also be held accountable for Macbeth's decline of sanity and power. Although it didn't take much, her persuasion lead to the killing of Duncan. She wanted Macbeth to take the rank of king as much as he did.