Lady Macbeth decide, to kill King Duncan. In the play, we see the
characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth transform in their personality
after murdering the King. Macbeth begins the play as a noble soldier,
gradually changing into an ambitious murdering man. Similarly, Lady
Macbeth is ambitious but she begins as a rebellious woman who
dominates her husband, gradually changing into a guilt ridden, and
weak woman. This essay will answer the question "To what extent is
Macbeth to blame for the tragic events of Macbeth.
Macbeth begins the play as a noble and trustworthy soldier.
Unfortunately, three witches tell him three prophecies and it is these
prophecies that gradually change Macbeth into a greedy, untrustworthy,
ambitious man. Lady Macbeth is also overruled by her ambition, which
is one of the main themes in the book, and not only encourages her
husband to kill the king, but also plans it herself. Macbeth is
obviously gullible as he believes the witches after a while and relies
on their prophecies constantly.
When returning from battle, Macbeth and his best friend Banquo come
across three witches who tell them three prophecies. The three witches
tell them of Macbeth's new title, Thane of Cawdor. They then surprise
Macbeth by saying:
"All hail, Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter!"
They then tell Banquo that his sons will be kings but he will never
rule a King. This news frightens Macbeth and both try to dismiss these
ideas. This is until one of the king...
... middle of paper ...
...an born shall
harm Macbeth." "Macbeth will never vanquished be until Great Birnam
Wood to high Dunisane Hill shall come against him"
These three new prophecies give Macbeth the impression that no one can
harm him. Macbeth now relies solely on the prophecies Lady Macbeth is
now becoming weak and is beginning to hallucinate by seeing blood all
over her hands. This get too much for her and she eventually commits
Had Macbeth not been spurned on be his aggressively ambitious wife he
would never have carried out the murder of King Duncan. He would have
become Thane of Cawdor, and lived a noble life. This leads me to the
conclusion that the tragedies of Macbeth were not at all Macbeth's
fault. His only fault was his gullibility and innocence, which was
targeted and abused by the real source of evil, his wife.
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