Examples Of Lady Macbeth Responsible For Duncan's Murder

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When I saw King Duncan’s body, bloody and mauled, I felt an indescribable grief. For all of the good and kindness he showed to me, I am determined to solve the case of his murder and bring justice to him, just as he would have done for me. The problem is that there are so many suspects. Seven in total, to be exact. To make matters more complex, They all have incriminating and absolving attributes. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the least likely suspects, despite possessing the means to kill Duncan, they both do not have a definitive motive. There is Banquo, who had the means to be the murder and a possible, yet extreme, motive. But the most likely suspects are the two chamberlains and Duncan’s two sons, Donalbain and Malcolm. The chamberlains were found with blood all over them and had …show more content…

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the least likely to have killed Duncan. Despite possessing the means to kill Duncan, because they were at the castle during his murder and have the authority to bypass the guards, the did not have the motives. King Duncan adored Macbeth, thinking of him as family and providing constant thanks. For instance, King Duncan says, “O worthiest cousin,/The sin of my ingratitude even now/Was heavy on me” (27). In addition, King Duncan had just promoted Macbeth the Thane of Cawdor, and the likelihood that Macbeth would crave even further power is unlikely. Similar can be said for Lady Macbeth. Also, Banquo is an unlikely suspect. Banquo has the ability to kill Duncan for the same reasons as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Banquo is a larger suspect and the past two because he has a possible motive. Despite Banquo performing similar, noble actions on the battlefield, Duncan did not give him a comparable reward to Macbeth’s. Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Banquo are the least likely suspects of Duncan’s murder because, although they have to ability to kill Duncan, they lack a proper motive to incentivise them to do

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