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Who was too blame for the murder of King Duncan?

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Who was too blame for the murder of King Duncan? Who was too blame for the Murder of King Duncan? There are four major factors in the murder Lady Macbeth, Fate, the Witches and Macbeth himself. Macbeth himself committed the murder of Duncan so of course has some of the blame for the murder. His ambition and his thrust also made him do the crime. For Macbeth when the bait was dangled in front of him he could not resist taking a bite for when he knew that he had been made Thane of Cawdor and one prophecy had come true he wanted the next prophecy to also be true. At the point Macbeth is told he will be Thane of Cawdor by the witches there is dramatic irony because the audience already know Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and he doesn't. When Macbeth wanted to back out his wife curses him so he goes through with it. ...read more.

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Meaning that appearances can be deceiving e.g. Lady Macbeth hiding behind her fa´┐Żade of beauty and simple minded charm, when underneath she is a woman who can seize the moment, the time, a cold blooded killer. The witches also hide behind something, they refuse to hide themselves so they place hidden meaning in their words. Deceiving and destroying they are in essence everything a 'witch' was at the time the play was written. Lady Macbeth is one of the main factors in Duncan's murder as she consistently rips Macbeth apart and originally put the idea into Macbeth's head. She consistently criticizes Macbeth and puts him down. When Macbeth originally writes to Lady Macbeth telling of the Witches and their prophecies she is full of an intense ambition and when she hears of King Duncan's visit she is teeming with an awesome desire and urge to be Queen. ...read more.

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Maybe Duncan himself is to blame for his murder because in one version of Macbeth (Macbeth on the estate) he represents a once mighty drug baron now gone completely to seed. In another version (Roman Polanski) he is depicted as an old king and in the Judi Dench version he is shown as a God worshipping old man who can barely walk by himself. Duncan also leaves himself open to attack by being to trusting, this is shown at the start of the play when Duncan is looking over the body of the Thane of Cawdor and he says that he trusted Cawdor. So Duncan doesn't really help himself. The witches of course But nobody can beat fate, Macbeth is slain by the witches deception, their pure evil and his own thirst for blood. Macbeth's wife is killed by her ambition, but how did these two people meet? Fate. Macbeth's secret desire and savageness married with his wife's ambition and drive brought these two to a deserved, fateful death. By Tom Ealey ...read more.

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