Who Is Responsible For Macbeth's Crimes Against Humanity

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Macbeth Debate We strongly disagree and oppose the idea that Lady Macbeth is responsible for Macbeth’s crimes against humanity. Our deposition is that Macbeth’s crimes are caused by his own ambition, superstition and greed. Through extensive research we have decided that Lady Macbeth had no part in Macbeth’s crimes against humanity. David will be proving that Macbeth’s ambition was undoubtedly the cause of his crimes. Moaraj will be proving that his superstition was the cause of Macbeth’s lust for power, and I will be proving that his greed was the main cause for the terrible deeds that had transpired. Women were not considered the same level in society (Elizabethan order) as men and were objects of the men would not have had much of an influence on men. Macbeth used Lady Macbeth for her innocence and he kept her out of his plans to murder Banquo and to murder Macduff’s family. This shows that Macbeth acted out…show more content…
Line 51 -53, “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck. Till thou applaud the deed. This quote refers to the murder of Banquo and that Macbeth killed him on his own term, without consulting with Lady Macbeth first. He tells her after the incident and wants her to acknowledge his triumph. The murder was caused only because of his ambition for power and that Banquo poses a threat. Moreover, he now demonstrates that Lady Macbeth now has no more control over him. She has nothing to do with him anymore. From now on, Lady Macbeth is merely used to cover up Macbeth’s crime. In Act I Scene III, Macbeth shows murderous thoughts of killing Duncan. Line 57, “great predictions/ of noble having… That he seems rapt withal… Line 140, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical.” These two quotes are of ambition for the throne, these thoughts are mere expressions of his inner evil. His thoughts are purely of himself, without any interference from Lady

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