Bailiff: “All rise. Department one of the superior court is now in session. Please be seated.” Judge: “Good morning ladies and gentlemen, calling the case of King Duncan’s murder versus Macbeth. Are both sides ready?” Prosecuting Attorney: “Ready for the people, your honour.” Defence: “Ready for the defence, your honour.” Clerk: “Will the jury please stand and raise your right hand? Do each of you swear that you will fairly try the case before this court, and that you will return a true verdict according to the evidence and the instructions of the court, so help you, God? Please say, “I do”. Prosecuting Attorney: “I do.” Defence: “I do.” Clerk: “You may be seated.” Judge: “The prosecuting attorney may now speak.” Prosecuting attorney: “My lord, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, today I present to you the man that put Scotland in a catastrophic state. Leaving the people confused and uncertain about what happened to their beloved king. But today, I have evidence that will prove to your majesty that Macbeth is guilty. Macbeth is charged with first-degree murder contrary to f. 236 (6) of the Criminal Code of Scotland. …show more content…
So I am asking your majesty, why would Macbeth take all the blame for it? Lady Macbeth Says ‘My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart to white’. This shows the major contribution that Lady Macbeth had towards the murder of Duncan. Often Lady Macbeth insulted Macbeth with statements that question his manhood. Lady Macbeth says ‘When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. This shows that lady Macbeth emotionally abused Macbeth, which lead Macbeth to see his wife as very manipulating and threatening. Therefore, she is the true murderer. Even though Macbeth took action and murdered the king, her manipulation of him made it such that she might as well have been holding the knife
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The appellant and various other members of the conspiracy were then arrested. As the trial was conducted, the appellant’s conviction was inevitable. There was overwhelming prosecution evidence of his guilt, to which the appellant added admissions on oath in the course of giving evidence at his trial. However, he would not have done so but for the prosecution evidence; a perusal of the material portion of the trial record reveals that the appellant’s purpose in giving evidence was to demonstrate how his involvement was connected to the activities of law enforcement officials and their agents.
King Duncan entered Macbeth’s home with no clue that this would be the place of his death. Macbeth committed this crime with a conscious mind. It is necessary to point out that he did not kill just anyone, but he killed the king. Macbeth should suffer the greater consequences for murdering such a significant
Greed is oftentimes a powerful force. It can control one’s thought process and drive them to do things they never would have before. Macbeth is a stand up guy at first, and King Duncan thinks very highly of him. He awards him with the title of Thane of Cawdor after his bravery in battle. Macbeth seemed to be the ideal warrior that was submissive to the authority of the king.
One for King Duncan and two for the guards he pinned Duncan’s murder on and killed for. (First Degree Murder Overview) And Lady Macbeth is also guilty of first degree murder for aiding in the crimes. “First degree murder is murder is defined as unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or “laying and waiting” for the victim”(First Degree Murder Overview). Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both planned and waited for the victim, King
Further on in the same scene, Lady Macbeth reunites with Macbeth and they discuss the opportunity presented by having King Duncan come to their castle that evening. As Lady Macbeth says “...hie thee hither, / That I may pour my spirits in thine ear; / And chastise with the valor of my tongue / All that impedes thee from the golden round, / Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem / To have thee crown'd withal,” she cleverly convinces Macbeth to take action and seize the throne for himself (Shakespeare
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you are here because one person in this courtroom decided to take law into her own hands. The defendant, Mrs. Dominique Stephens, murdered the man that she vowed to love. This sole act by the defendant is violation of all morals and her husband’s right to live. Afterwards, she even felt guilty about this violation of justice and called the cops on herself, and she later signed a written statement stating that she is guilty of the murder of Mr. Donovan Stephens. Then the defendant later recanted this statement and said that she only killed Mr. Stephens in self defense.
Peer pressure is a major factor in the story Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. In the story, Macbeth was the one to kill King Duncan, but it wouldn’t have happened without the help of Lady Macbeth. When Macbeth was trying to get out of murdering Duncan, Lady Macbeth talked him back into it. She also drugged the servants, so the murder would be easier. With that being said, it is clear that Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the Death of King Duncan.
Your honour members of the jury, I am Macbeth’s attorney and today we are here to prove his innocence and that when he killed Duncan it was because of pressure. He has been claimed of treason by the death of King Duncan. The case we have here is that is Macbeth innocent for the murder of Duncan and is he really to blame for the death? My client, Macbeth has been charged with first degree murder in the death of King Duncan recently.
Ladies and gentleman of the jury. It has come to my attention that my client, Malcolm, in on trial for treason against the kingdom. Malcolm abandoned the throne only because he feared his own life was at risk. And since the death of his father Duncan and Banquo he realized it was the right choice to flee to England to lay low and avoid the conflict that was going on back at the kingdom. The thought of staying made him question what it would be like with the murderers still out there and if he would be the next one to die.
The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this courtroom is" (Harper 203). This
Culpability is the responsibility for a fault or blame. The idea of culpability is explored in the tragedy Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Outside forces are responsible for the tragedy. Outside forces are proven to be culpable when Lady Macbeth forces Macbeth to kill King Duncan, when the witches give the prophecy that Banquo’s sons will be kings, and when the witches use apparitions to give Macbeth confidence.
Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth into killing Duncan; she is just as involved in the murder as Macbeth, resulting in her being guiltier than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth exclaims, “Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ like the poor car i’ adage?” (Shakespeare 163).
Lady Macbeth plans to invite king Duncan over for dinner, but really she is convincing Macbeth to murder him. She influences him to kill Duncan because he is the only one standing in the way of Macbeth becoming king. Lady Macbeth plans the killing but convinces Macbeth to do the dirty deed. Lastly, Lady Macbeth is one of the causes of Macbeth’s failure because she repeatedly questions Macbeth’s manhood until she persuades him to make a bad choice. “When you durst do it then you were a man” (1.7.53-58).
In the beginning of the story, he is a brave, courageous person who people respect, but the witches’ first predictions influence him in a negative way that lead him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth feels guilty before he even commits the crime because of his wife. “I have given suck, and know / How tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me; / I would, while it was smiling in my face, / Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums / and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you / Have done to this.” (1.7.55-60). Lady Macbeth makes Macbeth feel guilty by saying that she would willingly kill a baby for him if the action would help in any way.
Just about everything happens in the court room however, it does seem confusing to someone who hasn’t experienced the justice system first hand. In order to conduct hearings efficiently, there is a pre-set order and all proceedings are carried out according to a certain procedure (n.d). All details are pre-deferred such as who stands there, who stands where, who takes the floor when and who are allowed to be in the court room or not allowed (n.d). The room is situated in a way which is abide by these rules for proper organization in the court room. It includes separate circulation patterns for the public, prisoner and jury member, special attention to acoustic and lighting levels.