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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare four great tragedies

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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare four great tragedies. The witches, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth were all responsible for the tragic events that occurred, to some extent. The witches were the ones to start the evil as they drilled the prophecies into Macbeth. His vaulting ambition drove him to perform not only the murder of Duncan but of many others, and Lady Macbeth also had a part in persuading him to do it. She keeps very calm until guilt suddenly strikes and she then commits suicide. Macbeth is about a successful military leader whom is presented with prophecies that he would be king, by the witches. He is then persuaded by his wife that he should kill King Duncan rather than let the prophecy unfold and invites him to his castle. After doing so, paranoia takes over and Macbeth kills all that pose a threat to him. His state of mind is deteriorating and he begins to see things such as the ghost of Banquo, whom he had killed. ...read more.


Lady Macbeth's main faults which led to tragic happenings in Macbeth were those of her powerful and manipulative character which persuaded Macbeth to kill Duncan. She gives him courage, presents him with a plan and tells him how they must act to get away with it. "...look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it...Only look up clear, To altar favour ever is to fear." Lady Macbeth also wanted the spirits to take away her kindness feminine tendencies so she could help with the murder. "...unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top full Of direst cruelty." She was culpable for making Macbeth feel unmanly which resulted in him proving himself by killing Duncan. Although, she wasn't the one with the dagger, to a certain degree she was to blame. Lady Macbeth was also responsible for the death of the Chamberlains as she put blood on their faces. ...read more.


"I have almost forgotten the taste of fears. The time has been my senses would have cool'd To here a night shriek." He no longer cares for anything. This shows how his responsibility for the brutal issues in the play have driven him to feel and have effected him. Macbeth, the Witches and Lady Macbeth all played vital roles in the Shakespeare tragedy Macbeth. Each of them were accountable for each of the tragic events that occurred. The witches were the first ones in the play and were there to set the mood. That was where the trouble started and from then on, their prophecies were the ones to blame for the happenings. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth's characters changed through out the play. They were in the murder together after she persuaded him and just wanted to be royalty. It wasn't what it lived up to be and they spent the rest of their days worried of what was to become of them and riding with guilt on their backs. All of these characters were responsible for the horrific events both directly and indirectly. ...read more.

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