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Who has more to do with the tragic events of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth or Macbeth?

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MACBETH Who has more to do with the tragic events of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth or Macbeth? In the story of MACBETH both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth experience the luring shadow of temptation after Macbeth's unexpected meeting with the witches at the beginning. Through this tragic story, Macbeth makes a journey from good to evil, but the question is was this put up on to himself or was it the evil Lady Macbeth and her persuasive talk. Lady Macbeth during the play makes huge evil inputs to cause Macbeth his fate. Her main input is the first murder, after she has read the interesting but most evil of letters from Macbeth (after his first encounter with the witches) she wants him to come home quickly so she says " may pour my spirits in thine ear." She knows of her husband weakness of mind at what the witches have said to Macbeth so intends to persuade him " with the valour of my tongue." Obviously learning from this Lady Macbeth seems to use her evil that she has gathered to push Macbeth into this evil deed. ...read more.


Macbeths mind must have been fragile for some reason; obviously the thought of murdering Duncan had come into his mind. When he was first introduced to the supernatural by the third witch who calls him "King hereafter," the witches must have read Macbeths thoughts and he soon reveals that the idea of murdering Duncan had already occurred to him: " My mind whose murder is but fantastical." Macbeth believes almost immediately in their prophecies because they seem to have the ability to read his mind. Macbeth shows from that he is easily excited mentally, this makes is mind fragile and easier for evil to enter into his mind and control him. Macbeth had the choice of being persuaded into evil, and obviously Lady Macbeth could not have persuaded him fully. Lady Macbeth reveals to us that although Macbeth is noble he is able of doing wrong, and Lady Macbeth spots that he will do wrong for something that he wants, but does not accept the consequences. Macbeth is ambitious, but would like to achieve his ambitions but without dishonour. ...read more.


for Lady Macbeth to be used by the supernatural to encourage Macbeth into his evil ways, because he is already overpowered by the strong force of evil that influences all his actions; Macbeth does not need to consult Lady Macbeth for his murders. The evil in his mind makes him feel that the motives for killing Banquo is peace of mind; he is obsessed with jealousy and suspicion, perhaps the products of his evil ruled his life. Which eventually leads to Macbeths death. I feel from MACBETH Macbeth has more to do with the tragic events than Lady Macbeth after the killing of Duncan but the start of this was evil that possessed Lady Macbeth and then to Macbeth. So from that basically neither Lady Macbeth nor Macbeth had anything to do with the tragic events of MACBETH in their right mind but it was the evil that over took them which caused them to be involved in the tragic events in Macbeth. Evil in this play is always referred to as being some sort of disease this disease brings Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to in-human form mentally, causing them to take part in the tragedies of MACBETH. ...read more.

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