"Macbeth", by William Shakespeare.

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        In the tragic play “Macbeth”, by William Shakespeare, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth decide, to kill King Duncan. In the play, we see the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth transform in their personality after murdering the King. Macbeth begins the play as a noble soldier, gradually changing into an ambitious murdering man. Similarly, Lady Macbeth is ambitious but she begins as a rebellious woman who dominates her husband, gradually changing into a guilt ridden, and weak woman. This essay will answer the question “To what extent is Macbeth to blame for the tragic events of Macbeth.

         Macbeth begins the play as a noble and trustworthy soldier. Unfortunately, three witches tell him three prophecies and it is these prophecies that gradually change Macbeth into a greedy, untrustworthy, ambitious man. Lady Macbeth is also overruled by her ambition, which is one of the main themes in the book, and not only encourages her husband to kill the king, but also plans it herself.  Macbeth is obviously gullible as he believes the witches after a while and relies on their prophecies constantly.

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        When returning from battle, Macbeth and his best friend Banquo come across three witches who tell them three prophecies. The three witches tell them of Macbeth’s new title, Thane of Cawdor. They then surprise Macbeth by saying:

        “All hail, Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter!” 

        They then tell Banquo that his sons will be kings but he will never rule a King. This news frightens Macbeth and both try to dismiss these ideas. This is until one of the king’s men greets Macbeth and Banquo and gives great news to Macbeth:

        “He bade me (from him, call thee Thane of ...

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