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Macbeth - the downfall of macbeth and what led to it

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In this essay I am going to explain the downfall of Macbeth and who could be held responsible for his downfall. In the story Macbeth, Macbeth is the main character alongside Lady Macbeth, banquo, the three witches and macduff. To summarise what happens Macbeth has just won a battle and on his way to the king's palace to give the news, three witches make a prediction that he will first became thane of Cawdor then the king. "All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth! That shalt be King hereafter." And the witches also make a prediction that banquo's son will become king. Then as soon as they arrive Macbeth is named thane of Cawdor and starts to believe the prediction. Macbeth tells his wife and she starts to devise a plot to kill the king. Soon they kill the king and they start to get paranoid that banquo will find out so they kill banquo as well and get even more paranoid so much so that lady Macbeth commits suicide. ...read more.

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Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to become king because: 1. She loves him 2. She believes he deserves it 3. For the money 4. because she will become queen Lady Macbeth is not the typical Shakespearian woman for several reasons firstly, Lady Macbeth doesn't act like a typical housewife, she is a very strong and opinionated woman. Lady Macbeth likes to feel as if she was a man to make her feel strong. "The raven himself is hoarse, that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements. Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me, from crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty!" this quote shows that she wants to be pure evil and as strong as a man. Lady Macbeth is also very persuasive. This is shown when she persuaded Macbeth to kill King Duncan "Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thine ear, and chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round." Also this shows how Lady Macbeth is devious, smart but still a weak because she doesn't want to do the so called "deed". ...read more.

Conclusion

After Macbeth murdered King Duncan he became paranoid because he saw things that weren't actually there like at the party when there was an empty seat and he thought he saw Banquo which he had recently murdered as well. Macbeth soon after got people to kill Banquo for several reasons of fear: 1. Banquo was smart enough to be suspicious of Macbeth 2. His prophecy may come true too 3. The king has power to do what he wants. Before the murder of king Duncan, Macbeth was brave, loyal, noble, weak, and several other things but after he became corrupt, inhuman, tyrannical, callous, cruel, uncompassionate and above all fearless all this is due the effect lady Macbeth had on him so much so that even when she committed suicide he didn't even feel anything at all. Putting all this into account, I think Lady Macbeth is responsible for the downfall of Macbeth because she changed him into a cold and heartless man with her evil talks and persuasive tongue. That is why I believe Lady Macbeth is the reason for Macbeth's downfall. ?? ?? ?? ?? Solomon Titty Like a Woman Olaleye 9xy1 ...read more.

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