Lady Macbeth had no responsibility in this murder. Macbeth wanted her to remain innocent and told her nothing about the murder. The death of Macduff's family was also a result of the Witches' wrongdoing. When Macbeth met with the Witches for the final time he learned to he should fear Macduff. As Macbeth became king this prophecy began to scare him.
Macbeth is solely responsible for the murder of Duncan. However, his decision to kill the king may have been influenced by others. There are various characters that I feel could have induced Macbeth into killing the king. At the beginning of the play, three witches arrange to meet Macbeth, upon the heath, after battle. Macbeth and Banquo went to battle intent on winning.
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.
If the witches didn’t initiate the thought of murder within Macbeths mind, then the murders may have never been committed and the whole mayhem of events may have never began. Although Macbeth was convinced by the witches, they were not the only ones to make Macbeth commit the murders. Lady Macbeth helped in convincing Macbeth to kill Duncan so he could be king by trying to persuade by emasculating him to do it so they could have a better life. After Macbeth started having doubts about murdering Duncan, Lady Macbeth challenged Macbeth’s courage and
"Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip, thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, no son of mine succeeding." Macbeth prophesized that he would be king from the witches, but they also said that Banquo would possess the throne as well. His jealousy seduced him to kill Banquo. 7. Narrative Point of View - Shakespeare put the play in a 3rd person point of view.
As the play goes on, Macbeth begins to care less and less about who he kills and just starts killing all of the Thanes around him because he thinks that they are going to kill him. His life starts to fall apart and he goes to see the three witches for a second time. Macbeth even turns on his best friend, Banquo because he remembers the witches saying that Banquo’s children will someday hold the Scottish throne “Then prophet-like they hail’d him father to a line of Kings: Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown” (Macbeth Act 3 63-65). This proves that Macbeth no longer cares about the people who have been his friends and trusted allies for many years. All he now cares about is
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.
Central ideas of Macbeth are those like in the beginning of the play when the Three Witches tell Macbeth that he is going to be King. When telling Macbeth he was going to be King they gave him a sense of greed. When he told his wife about this prophecy she cond Macbeth into killing King Duncan. Killing the King was another Central Idea, The central idea led to the sons of King Duncan to run for their lives leaving the next person in place taking the throne who was you guessed it! Macbeth.
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
Macbeth is awarded the title 'thane of Cawdor' for his bravery. Macbeth hears he has gained this title when told by some witches before the kings servants have a chance to tell him. The witches also predict that he will be "king hereafter". Macbeth consults his wife and she uses psychology to push Macbeth in to killing King Duncan. Macbeth does kill the King and this is when his downfall begins .