Whose Fault Is Macbeth's Death

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Was Macbeth’s decline and death his own fault? In the play “Macbeth”, written by William Shakespeare, we notice that Macbeth’s decline and his death is the result of his own fault. Macbeth is one of the main characters in the play, he transforms from being a war-hero to becoming a vicious murder. The arguments that support this statement to be true are: Macbeth’s ambition, the killings of Duncan, Banquo and Macduff’s family and finally Macduff’s revenge. Firstly, Macbeth’s decline and death is his own fault because of his ambition. In the first place, Macbeth’s “vaulting ambition” (Act 1 Scene 7, pg 27) is what causes him to commit many of the murderous acts that he does. The play begins with Scotland beating the Norwegian's in a battle which Macbeth and…show more content…
The three witches who told Macbeth that he would become king, also told Macbeth more prophecies and made him think that he couldn't be killed because “for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth… Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him”(p.65). The suggestion by the apparition that was given to Macbeth, he believed that no one could kill or defeat him. Macbeth thought wrong. Macduff eventually took revenge and he killed Macbeth and order was restored in Scotland, as they was a new king. This is another main argument that supports this statement to be true, that Macbeth’s decline and his death was his own fault due to Macduff seeking revenge upon Macbeth. In conclusion, the play “Macbeth”, written by William Shakespeare, as readers we distinguished that Macbeth’s decline and death was his own fault. The arguments that supported this statement to be true are: Macbeth’s ambition, the killing of Duncan, Banquo and Macduff’s family and finally Macduff’s revenge. The only person who could be held responsible for Macbeth being killed is Macbeth

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