Macbeth Is Responsible

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Macbeth is Responsible In Williams Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, there are many acts in which Macbeth proves that he is responsible for his own death. Macbeth is a tragedy involving the murder of multiple characters. Macduff physically murdered Macbeth; though Macbeth is responsible through his own actions. Macbeth believes the witches prophecies, and caves when Lady Macbeth pressures him to murder King Duncan. His own human nature, paranoia and selfishness are what leads him to his death. Macbeth is to blame for his death at the end of the play. Macbeth is manipulated by the witches and believes in their prophecies. The witches have considerable influence over Macbeth throughout the play. First, their early predictions stating that he will be king, and then the predictions of the apparitions saying that he only could be murdered by someone that was not born of a woman. After hearing these predictions of power and invincibility, Macbeth cannot get them out of his mind. The witches also predict that Macbeth’s friend Banquo’s sons will be kings. Banquo does not care much on the fact that his sons are going to be kings, unlike Macbeth who becomes obsessed upon hearing such predictions. Banquo states, “That, trusted home, might yet enkindle you unto the crown, besides the Thane of Cawdor. But ‘tis strange: And of oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles to betrays In deepest consequence.” (1.3.121-224). Banquo tells Macbeth that the witches predictions are evil and they must not assume that such prophecies of power, and greatness tell are true. Some say it is the fault of Lady Macbeth that Macbeth is sent to his death. However, he could have easily not listened to her at all. He did not want to kill Duncan before he talks with Lady Macbeth, and he allows her words to defile his noble state of mind .
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