Who Is Responsible For The Downfall Of Lady Macbeth

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There are many influences that lead to destroy Macbeth, but, Lady Macbeth influences him the most. She is responsible for his extreme desire to be king by wanting to be queen herself. She gives him the idea to kill King Malcom. Because Lady Macbeth comes up with this idea of killing, it becomes a habit for him to do. Another major reason was when Lady Macbeth killed herself. Without having to kill anyone, Macbeth has a shot at becoming king. Lady Macbeth has the idea to kill the king because Macbeth is next in line. Once he becomes king, Lady Macbeth will get her wish to become queen. “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, that wouldst thou holily”(Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 15-21). This quote spoken by Lady Macbeth is showing her desire for Macbeth to become more daring and wicked. He has many doubts in his mind about killing Duncan, but Lady Macbeth convinces him to do it. Before he kills the king and shortly after becoming king, Macbeth’s…show more content…
Now that Macbeth had already killed once, he feels as if it is the only way to cover up for all of his wrong doing. It was second nature for him to hire murderers to kill Banquo. This is not Lady Macbeth’s idea, however, she is the reason that Macbeth started to kill. This later came to his conscience when he is at the banquet. He sees Banquo’s bloody body and it comes at him. Meanwhile all of the people at the banquet are watching their king have a breakdown. Later in the play, he becomes uncertain of Macduff and found out that he met with Duncan’s son Malcom in England to overthrow Macduff. Macbeth hires people to kill his family at the same time that Malcom and Macduff

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