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. We will present evidence to you that it was not his intention to kill Duncan but that he was forced to. First we will start off with the good qualities that Macbeth has, fo \ r example he is a Kind and noble gentleman; on the stand we have Ross, another Thane who accounts for these specific words claimed by the king who himself said ‘What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won.’ Macbeth is the noble soldier who saved us all and fought for what was right so how could’ve …show more content…
Ha: they pluck out mine eyes. Will all Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No: this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red’ Macbeth was admitting that what he did would never leave him and now he knew it was wrong but Lady Macbeth replied to Macbeth telling him that her hands had blood on them too but she did not care and she was not affected by Macbeth killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth also admitted to manipulating Macbeth into Killing Duncan and on the stand we have a servant who heard this being said by Lady Macbeth ‘Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the Valour of my tongue’ She rained the evil spirits on Macbeth and she wanted to manipulate him which she succeeded in doing because Duncan is now dead. Lady Macbeth knew that Macbeth’s soul was kind and noble and it was her goal to make sure it was turned evil and this is proved because she was overheard saying ‘What thou art promised; yet I do fear thy nature, It is too full o’th’ milk of human
In addition, When Gentlewoman mentions “ I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon ’t, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep”(5.5.4-9). This demonstrates that Lady Macbeth is characterized by the power of guilt owed to the fact that she forced Macbeth to kill Duncan. To add with how Lady Macbeth wanted Duncan dead, Macbeth is no different. When Macbeth mentions that he is guilty by saying "Of all men else I have avoided thee. But get thee back.
She was so paranoid over the ordeal that she eventually killed herself. Even though she died before Macbeth, she still had an influence on what he did. Eventually, it leads to his death and treason. In conclusion, Lady Macbeth is more responsible for King Duncan’s murder, and Macbeth’s treason, than Macbeth himself.
The Tragedy of Macbeth claimed the lives of many characters, however there is no clear answer as to who is clearly responsible. Even though both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth played a role in the murder of King Duncan, Lady Macbeth holds the larger amount of responsibility due to the fact that she was the more evil character, that she manipulated her husband into carrying out the murder, and that she was the one who outlined the specifics of the plot to kill Duncan. To begin with, Lady Macbeth is the one who convinces Macbeth to commit the murder in the first place. In act 1, Scene 5, she reads Macbeths letter detailing the witches prophecies and realizes that he is hesitant to act on them. She decides to take matters into her own hands and calls
In the play of Macbeth, there are some characters that could be responsible for Duncan’s death. I personally think Lady Macbeth is the cause of Duncan's murder. She is the most ambitious to kill the king in the beginning of the play, pressuring Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was persuasive of driving Macbeth to commit the murder. She manipulates him to go through with the murder even though he was very doubtful about it.
Lady Macbeth “Macbeth “by William Shakespeare was written and set in the Elizabethan era. Lady Macbeth, Macbeths wife is arguably the catalyst for the murder of Duncan. She is shown as a strong and ruthless woman, with vaulting ambition and courage, able to manipulate her husband, ‘brave Macbeth’ to do anything for her (including murder Duncan). Shakespeare first introduces us to lady Macbeth, in act 1 scene 5, in this scene lady Macbeth learns that Macbeth is going to be king. She is sure that he is too “full of human kindness” to murder Duncan and says, “Come you spirits, That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.”
Macbeth shows that he is willing to kill King Duncan because he is interested in the witches prophecy, after they tell him that he will become ‘Thane of Cawdor’ and then the King.
Lady Macbeth did not grieve Duncan’s death for long. Lady Macbeth also is believed to had killed herself over the whole ordeal showing how guilty she is. What her real reason for taking her life was that she knew what was going down and ruined the country, about to get her castle destroyed, so she killed herself before anybody else could get to her. Showing that she is ultimately
This begs the question, Why did Macbeth kill Duncan? Is it the prophesied fate, is it his own will and intention, or is it the extra nudge and pressure from Lady Macbeth? After Macbeth kills the king his guilty conscience is focused on making sure he gets away with it and who he needs to be wary of in the future. While lady Macbeth changes her mood for her ambition got her what she desired but left her with a guilty conscience as well. The two of them handle the murder in very different ways, they switch roles, and while Macbeth turned into a hardened killer Lady Macbeth breaks down with guilt eventually killing herself
WHO IS MORE GUILTY? In my essay we are going to talk about why I think Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the murder of King Duncan. I think the reason she is guilty is because she put her nightwear, she pushed her husband Macbeth to kill him, and because Duncan was more in charge than she was over all of the people.
However, when she begins to tell Macbeth her ideas he attempts to be steadfast in his loyalty to King Duncan. Macbeth states that “We will proceed no further in this business:/he hath honoured me of late;” (1.7.507-508). Macbeth’s only issue with murdering King Duncan is that he just got honored by him and that would be rude. Again it does not take much time for Macbeth’s ambition to take control due to his wife stating how much more of a man he could be if he just went through with it. Despite these influences Macbeth is in control of his own actions.
While they were asleep, on duty, two of King Duncan's very own servants allegedly stabbed Duncan multiple times with daggers as he slept. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth accompanied by Lennox the nobleman of Scotland and Macduff the Thane of Fife discovered the lifeless body of King Duncan the morning after. They also found King Duncan's servants asleep right outside his chamber grasping bloody daggers with royal blood streaked on their faces and clothing. When we questioned Macbeth about stumbling upon the assassinated king and his murderers he made a shocking revelation to us; “O, yet I do repent me of my fury That I did kill them (the King’s servants)”. When we asked Macbeth why he acted out so irrationally he attempted to justify his actions by stating “There the murderers, Steep’d in the colours of their trade; their daggers Unmannerly breech’d with gore.
Macbeth evidently undergoes a mental process by which he come round to the idea or murdering Duncan. He does this as a result of his wife’s manipulation, her leverage being his manliness. Without the role of Lady Macbeth, the murder of King Duncan would never have occurred in the play. Lady Macbeth had already been plotting for the murder since she received the letter concerning the three prophecies by the witches. Although Macbeth had sinister thoughts about having the throne, Macbeth would have never dared to take it upon himself to kill King Duncan and steal the throne from
She wanted the title of being queen and King Duncan was in her way of that, so she got into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth was reluctant at first, which also shows that he is not wholly evil. A true wholly evil person wouldn’t be reluctant about killing someone. Throughout the play, it is evidence that Macbeth is not wholly