Macbeth Essay

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The physical environment and people around him or her affect an individual’s character and development. Macbeth is a man who is easily persuaded, brave, good-hearted, and overly ambitious. Macbeth's tragic flaw is his vaulting ambition. Macbeth is merely a victim of circumstances. Macbeth’s characteristics and actions were resulted from Lady Macbeth, the Witches, and Banquo. Love is giving up your beliefs. Macbeth’s ambition influenced his declining character but the ambition had not been strong enough to carry the motive to kill Duncan. The influence of Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth contributed to his demise. Even though Macbeth is generally the one to have the final say in many things, Lady Macbeth plays the villain alongside him. She gives Macbeth a short lecture in deceptiveness when they are killing King Duncan and she also prepares daggers to kill Duncan in advance. “Bring forth men-children only, For thy undaunted mettle should compose Nothing but males. Will in not be received, When we have marked with blood those sleepy two Of his own chamber and used their very daggers, That the have done’t? Who dares receive it other, As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar Upon his death? (I.vi.73-78) Even though Macbeth was still having doubts, she was, in the most literal sense, ready to go in for the kill. Lady Macbeth manages to manipulate Macbeth so that she gets may get what she wants. Usually, though she has to nudge her husband a bit before he takes action, Macbeth is relatively obedient. Lady Macbeth seems to realize that her husband probably will not go through with the murder of Duncan until she pushed him to the point of no return, so she prepares everything in advance. Lady Macbeth was so eager to have Duncan dead, that she almost killed him herself. “Had he not resembled/ My father as he slept, I had done 't" (II.

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