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Why does Macbeth murder Duncan and how does he suffer for it afterwards?

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Why does Macbeth murder Duncan and how does he suffer for it afterwards? The play the Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare it is about the rise and fall of a great person. The play is about a person called Macbeth who sees three witches after defeating the Vikings in a battle and saves Scotland, the witches tell Macbeth that he will become king. Macbeth becomes king of Scotland after killing the old king Duncan secretly. Once becoming the king Macbeth wants to feel safe so he hires people to kill his friend Banquo because Banquo knows about the witches. When Macbeth is celebrating becoming king he sees Banquos ghost and goes a little mad and everyone around notices him and thinks he's strange. This leads Macbeth's people not to trust him because they think he's wired. Macbeth ends up suffering dearly for killing King Duncan and this shows a rise and a fall of a great man who in the end of the play gets killed. ...read more.

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tell you this 'unsex me here' This does not work and in the end, Lady Macbeth has to get Macbeth to kill King Duncan. The witches have really tempted Macbeth to become king. They showed what it would be like to be king by saying 'all hail Macbeth'. After Macbeth told Lady Macbeth about the witches, she decided that Macbeth would kill King Duncan when they invited him to their castle for dinner. When Macbeth murders Duncan this is seen as one of the worst of all crimes in Shakespeare's day. Lady Macbeth plans the murder of King Duncan and tells Macbeth what to do, but it doesn't go quite to plan. When King Duncan was asleep Lady Macbeth had drugged his guards so they fell asleep. Macbeth went into Duncan's room with two daggers and stabs Duncan to death. He made a mistake by coming down the stairs with the daggers in his hands and blood all over himself. ...read more.

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But he decides to tell her this when she attacks his sense of manhood. Macbeth is suffering for what his wife made him do. At one point Macbeth is feeling so guilty he says to his wife 'full of scorpions is in my mind' dear wife. Macbeth is really going crazy towards the end of the play. He starts to see ghost of people he killed. He is up all night with guilt. Macbeth keeps on killing people who he thinks might know that he killed King Duncan. He kills his friend Banquo and muduffs family. Macbeth and his wife lady are no longer as close after all that is happen. The more Macbeth suffers from the murder he committed the more his people know he is not such great leader. His people begin to hate and notice he's strange and wired. As time goes on his people see him as a tyrant. In Shakespeare's day the last thing you wanted to be known, as is a tyrant. ...read more.

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