Examples Of Who Is To Blame In Macbeth

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Who’s to Blame? (An analysis of who is to blame for the downfall of Macbeth in the play Macbeth) Macbeth, is a play written by the famous William Shakespeare. The story focuses on this character named Macbeth. It is considered a tragedy in the multitude of plays that have been written. Macbeth in conclusion of the play is labeled as a tyrant and very decisively, insane. The ferocious Macbeth, kills and brutally murders people that begin to stand in his way of him becoming King of Scotland. The main question that can be taken away from the play is, who is to blame for the downfall of this once mighty and courageous warrior? This question can be debated and discussed for years until the answer might be displayed but, in my opinion, I think that Lady Macbeth is the person to blame for the…show more content…
Macbeth is courageous physically but mentally, seems a little apprehensive and hesitant. In Act 5 Scene 5 lines 27-28, “Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.” Macbeth finally comes to this realization of his stupidity to listen to his wife and what she had to say about the disastrous murder plans of Duncan. It is only towards the end of his fateful reign that he finally realizes what a behemoth she has turned him into. This is apparent earlier in the play in Act 1 Scene 7 lines 48-49 when Lady Macbeth states, “What beast was’t then that made you break this enterprise to me?” This is showing how Macbeth was weakening after running into the witches that he had to tell his lady about this hysterical prophecy he has stumbled into. This is the weakness of Macbeth portrayed through Lady Macbeth. Clearly, there are many reasons and different people we can truly blame for the downfall of this mighty warrior. But, personally I believe it is Lady Macbeth and her ways of matriarchy, power and weakness she bring out in Macbeth that in the end, leads to his treacherous

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