Lady Macbeth Research Paper

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To what extent can Lady Macbeth and the witches be held accountable for the actions of Macbeth? In the dramatic play ‘Macbeth’, written by William Shakespeare, showed us that the King of Scotland, Macbeth was being played and controlled by the people he trusted the most, his own wife, Lady Macbeth and the witches. His wife, Lady Macbeth was very evil, selfish, cunning and manipulating and the witches misguided him with their prophecies, which resulted him losing his sanity and making very bad choices. Therefore, even though Macbeth was greedy and ambitious himself, Lady Macbeth and the witches were to some extent accountable for Macbeth’s actions. What happened to Macbeth was a combination of events that lead him to believe that one day he would be King. He was influenced by the witches, who gave him a prophecy that contained information that he will be King of Scotland. They didn’t know when it was time for him to…show more content…
He went mad. He believed that everyone was trying to kill him and take his throne as King. As a result, he started murdering everyone. Firstly, he ordered some murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance, because Macbeth saw Banquo’s ghost being crowned King. He succeeded to kill Banquo but failed to kill Fleance. He then visited the witches who gave him more prophecies that warned him about Macduff. (FIRST APPARITION: “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth Beware of Macduff! Beware the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.” Act 1, Sc 4, 77) He then sent more murderers to kill Macduff; however Macduff was not there, so the murderers killed his entire family. The witches and Lady Macbeth made Macbeth lose his sanity. Lady Macbeth and the witches were to a great extent accountable for Macbeth’s actions. If he hadn’t trusted the witches’ prophecies so much and if Lady Macbeth wasn’t so vicious, Macbeth could have lived to become a respected King. His own actions, influenced by others, lead to his fatal

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