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Macbeth on trial

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Macbeth on trial ## Ladies and Gentlemen, high judge and people of the jury, I'm not just here to prove the innocence of my client but to bring out what influences that were put upon him. During my time in court I will call up many witnesses to stand and a session of questions will be asked. My client as you all know has been accused of a horrid murder, a person of this calibre would not commit such a crime. Why should my client a man of innocence and honesty plead guilty to a horrific crime like this. Macbeth was a dear friend of king Duncan and they were very close and knew each other well as cousins as Duncan greets him with these words, "O worthiest cousin! The great sin of my ingratitude even now, More is thy due than more than all can pay." I believe these words were said after Macbeth had succeeded in two battles. One of these was with the Norwegians led by King Sweno, where if king Sweno were to succeed this country of Scots would have fallen flat on its face with killing, rape and robbery. In this battle Macbeth was highly acclaimed by Duncan for leading his side so heroically, we all know that Macbeth is a great fighter and bloodthirsty in battle, so could such loyalty for the King and country commit such an inhuman thing? ...read more.


Is this true? or could it have been a misplaced whisper that these three heard. Who knows? After all this Macbeth was greeted by Rosse and Angus messengers of the late king. They come with news that the Thane of Cowdor had been sentenced to death for treachery and Macbeth shall be Thane of Cowdor. "And for earnest of greater honour, He bade me, from his, call thee Thane of Cowdor." Macbeth is overwhelmed by this news and leaps into the air. In my opinion they had taken over Macbeth's kind nature and subconsciously knew that his thoughts could be controlled, but Banquo warns him against believing them. "The of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betrays in deepest consequence." The powers of these three inhuman had misled my client into a world of uncertainty and ideas of how of how he could become king. After meeting these three did he wonder to evil? Could this be a link with the murder, not even Banquo understood fully the facts and what they wanted with Macbeth, "Where such things here, as we do speak about?, or have we eaten on insane root That takes the reason prisoner?" Macbeth is still over whelmed and doesn't take notice. It seemed the only way Macbeth was to be king was to murder Duncan, this thought did cross his mind, " If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair." ...read more.


He no longer wishes to go through with it. Lady Macbeth doesn't like this and she insults Macbeth, "And live a coward in thine own esteem." This comment affects Macbeth in a way where he responds in an angrily fashion by saying, "I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none." " what beast was't then, that made you break this enterprise to me?" Lady Macbeth continues the argument. And I shall rephrase this comment above to you " so you were a beast were you when you said it first, you'll only be a man when you do it." at this point Lady Macbeth makes Macbeth feel disloyal. Shortley after this a horrid remark is told by Lady Macbeth saying she would kill her own child if she had said she was to do it. "Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this." Lady Mcabeth convinces Macbeth by this time, "I am settled, and bend up" As you all should have realised by now my client Macbeth is easily missled, although ha knows right from wrong and is a good man and anyone can change his mind.In conclusion I believe my client is innocent of the charges put against him because of the loyalty and honesty and the many influences put upon him. Thank you. That is all. ?? ?? ?? ?? Joel.M.Griffiths ...read more.

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