Leo Grazhdankin Ms.Hook hour 1 Macbeth Analysis False prophecies lead to death and destruction In the play, "Macbeth," I believe that the witches actually play a bigger part than they really have. Simply because they start to influence Macbeth’s decisions the witches were trying to create anarchy by foretelling Macbeth’s future so he act upon it. They pretty much planted everything evil into Macbeth's head which just kept growing and growing until it just started to dominate his whole mind. He did not need to kill King Duncan or any of the other victims. But pretty much after he murdered Duncan, Macbeth just went crazy.
Although, Macbeth takes the dagger and kills King Duncan, Lady Macbeth was the one who planned to kill him that night and frame his guards. I believe that Lady Macbeth played a huge part in the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth was ambitious about becoming King, yet, at moments he felt uneasy about the idea of murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinced him otherwise challenging his manhood and planning the murder to the finer details. Lady Macbeth went to great measures to make sure Duncan was killed; she even called upon the evil spirits to aid her.
With this in mind, even though Lady Macbeth fiercely persuaded Macbeth to kill the King, it was Macbeth’s final decision to commit the murder. It was Macbeth’s decision that also saw the villainous acts of the murder of Macduff’s family and Banquo and his son, Fleance, go ahead. Yes, the Three Witches deceitfulness indirectly encouraged Macbeth, but Shakespeare’s autonomy of will suggests Macbeth always had the final decision. This means that no matter how much Lady Macbeth, or the Three Witches, tried to influence Macbeth, they can not be the real villain in Shakespeare’s
In your opinion, how responsible are the witches for Macbeth’s downfall? ‘All hail Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter.’ Act 1 Scene 3 The witches played a crucial part in Macbeth’s downfall; however, I firmly believe that they should not be solely responsible for it. They were the wood, set up and ready for ignition. Lady Macbeth was the kindling, her enthusiasm for her husband to do the wrong thing, caused Macbeth to do what he knew he shouldn’t. And finally, Macbeth’s own ambition was to blame.
Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH: All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter! (I.iii.49-51). This quote shows that the witches have control over Macbeth, since he is thrown into their world and pushed on to verify their predictions. This plays a major role in Macbeth s greed.
She has light by her continually: ‘tis her command.” (5.1. 21-22) Since the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth has acted as the man in her relationship. She led Macbeth to corruption and persuaded him to kill Duncan, only to play it off as no big deal. The further along in the play we go, we discover that she cannot mentally handle the guilt that comes along with murder. Her troubled mind becomes visible when she is caught sleepwalking, telling of the murders as she goes.
/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! / All hail, Macbeth shalt be king hereafter.” (I.iii.50-53). When Lady Macbeth discovered the witches’ prophecy; she encouraged her husband, Macbeth, to kill Duncan. Although Macbeth was terrified and against the idea of killing the king, one night he went into Duncan’s room and stabbed him to death.
The witches give Banquo the prediction of “‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none’ ” (Shakespeare 9). The reason to blame the witches is because before this prediction Macbeth and Banquo were best friends. Then when Macbeth becomes king he fears that Banquo will try to kill him because he knows that Banquo’s heirs will some day have the crown. Macbeth no longer trusts Banquo and is driving crazy thinking that his friend will come after just to make sure that Macbeth’s heirs will never get the crown, so Macbeth orders the death of both Banquo and his son to make sure that there is no one else to take the crown away from him. The only reason Banquo is murdered is because Macbeth becomes paranoid after the witches prediction.
After Lady Macbeth read Macbeth’s letter about his fortune that was foretold by the 3 witches, she conducted a deadly plan to kill King Duncan and persuaded Macbeth into following her plan so that Macbeth will become King. Macbeth fell seduced into Lady Macbeth’s plan because of his ambition to become King. Macbeth’s ambition to be King was the greatest factor of his deterioration. Macbeth’s ambition alone was not a strong enough motive to kill Duncan, but with the other two key factors: the 3 witches’ prophecy and Lady Macbeth’s manipulation this aroused his ambition. Without Macbeth’s ambition his tragic flaw could not come into place.
All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter” (pg9). This shows that at first, Macbeth had no idea of what the witches were saying and he seems to be confused, yet he starts to realize or think that what the witches said can be true. As a result Macbeth thinks of murdering the King Duncan immediately. Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.