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Who Do You Blame For The Murder Of Duncan.

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Who Do You Blame For The Murder Of Duncan William Shakespeare wrote many great plays in his life, and Macbeth was no exception to this. The play was a classic; it dealt with the supernatural, and in the seventeenth the supernatural was widely feared presence. The play was written to please the paranoid king, James 1st, who had previously written a book on the supernatural. It was a complement to James 1st and his written work, because not only did deal with the issue of the supernatural, the fate of Macbeth would have been approved of as well. The play was not only a work of art in the seventeenth centaury, but is now as well, because it is written so well. It's not what the writer writes about, it's how he writes about it, Shakespeare uses subplots about murder and deceit to add interest, and make this play a timeless classic. The play opened with a scene of three witches, Shakespeare did this to establish the influence of the supernatural in the play. In the scene the witches chant, and tell us that they are to meet with Macbeth, and he to become a victim of there's. ...read more.

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In the third scene Macbeth and Banquo meet with the witches, they describe them as wired, unlike the inhabitancy of the world. If I were at a Shakespeare 's production of Macbeth I would expect, and want the witches to look strange, just as they have been described in the play. The witches would behave in an odd and offensive way; they would look crippled and disgust me. When Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches they make three predictions, Macbeth will be thane of Cawdor, Macbeth will be king and Banquo's children will be kings. After the predictions Macbeth becomes side tracked, thinking excessively, "Silenced with that" this is how Ross describes him, it means the conflict in his mind has made him speechless. Ross is not the only one to comment on his recent state of mind, he is also described as being rapt withal. It eventual comes to point when Banquo has to warn him that the witches may only tell half truths. At this point I have to conclude that the witches are partly to blame for Duncan's murder, I believe if it were not for them it wouldn't have started, but the other two could have backed out at anytime. ...read more.

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family * Duncan is such a good king it is wrong to want to kill him * The only reason I'm doing this is because of my blind ambition * Because it would be such a terrible thing to do heaven will punish such a killer and everyone would grieve * As his host I should be the one to protect him from harm not to kill him myself * If it wound all be over with the murder that would be alright but I'm bound to be punished in the next life * Committing such a terrible crime is bound to poison me. In Shakespeare's day they had a divine rite, which stated if you were king you had been put there by God and to kill the king you would be defying God's will therefore you would be punished with eternal damnation to hell. I believe that the murder was not entirely Macbeth's fault, believe that he wouldn't have been provoked into doing so, but in the end he did the deed, so he is to blame for it, he should receive the punishment. I think Macbeth was to loyal to his wife, so loyal it made him commit murder and lose everything he had in the end, he wanted everything and he ended up with nothing. ...read more.

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