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"Who Is Responsible for King Duncan's Murder & Macbeths Downfall".

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"Who Is Responsible for King Duncan's Murder & Macbeths Downfall" Macbeth is troubled by his own actions. The killing of Duncan has had a great effect on his life. The killing of one king results in killing more than one person. He needs to kill anyone that might prevent him from keeping the Throne. The question I am going to focus on is "Who is responsible for King Duncan's murder and Macbeth's downfall?" There are three possible answers for this question. The first possible answer is Macbeth himself, for his murderous actions. The second possible answer is Lady Macbeth, for having the thought of persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan. The third possible answer, is the Witches, they foretold Macbeths future by saying "Macbeth is going to be the Thane of cawdor and the next King of Scotland." They can all blame each other for the killing of King Duncan, from their own point of view. So is it Macbeth who is to blame, Lady Macbeth, or the three Witches? I am going to study each one of the characters in turn, looking at how each of the characters contributed to King Duncan's murder and Macbeths downfall. ...read more.


Lady Macbeth comes in Macbeth's way guiding him to the harmful actions. She persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan. She plans this out her self and leaves the rest to Macbeth. The only actions she takes are making the bodyguards drunk. Macbeth says he has decided not to kill King Duncan. In reply, Lady Macbeth accuses him of cowardice and lack of manliness. She uses a strong phase that; she would kill her own child rather than break such a promise. Macbeth pushes him self out of this, but Lady Macbeth has beaten him. She made Macbeth to do the unlawful act. When the moment came, Lady Macbeth's conscience does not give the impression that she is troubled by her evil deeds, however Macbeth's conscience is troubled from the moment he even thought of killing Duncan. After putting Macbeth in a difficult position, she cannot take the pain in herself. She cannot help Macbeth towards the end, because she is feeling guilty in her self. In her sleep walk, she tries to take the blood off from her hand. She says that the smell of blood is still there, not all the perfumes of Arabia will sweeten this little hand. ...read more.


If Macbeth did not know what would happen in the in the future he probably would not have killed Duncan. If someone knows what's going to happen in the future obviously they are going to be worried. Lady Macbeth on the other hand does the rest of the damage to Macbeth by persuading him to kill Duncan. So that she can be part of the Royal Family. She had to do something, which would persuade Macbeth to kill. At the end she herself cannot control what is going around her and dies suffering. Macbeth in the first place should not have gone to the witches, he new they are bad people and can trick people. After knowing these entire consequences he still takes his own way in listening to the witch's. The overall action is done by Macbeth himself; he should have thought his own ideas instead of his wife's. At the end of the day a person's action are thought by themselves no other person can force you to kill someone. Committing a crime is very serious case and everyone is equal in the court of Law. Many Kings and Queens have died of the years because of the Throne. ANZAL ALI ENGLISH COURSEWORK 11/12/00 ...read more.

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