Is Lady Macbeth Responsible For His Own Downfall

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If it is meant to be, it will be, especially in the end. In William Shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy Of Macbeth, the main character, Macbeth, transforms from a hero into a calculating murderer. Macbeth is a man that is profoundly encased around evil. His fate is told to him by the three witches who create his own tragic downfall. Throughout the play, Shakespeare makes Macbeth responsible for his actions, although other characters such as Lady Macbeth and the three witches influence his decisions. Macbeth frequently chooses what they want or predict of him. Macbeth, like anyone, has the freedom to make his own decisions, yet he relies on the opinion of others. Macbeth undeniably refuses to listen to his conscience, eventually leading to his self-destruction. Despite overwhelming influences from three…show more content…
Macbeth is primarily responsible for placing power in Lady Macbeth 's hands and letting her influence him. Lady Macbeth fuels the fire started by the three witches. Lady Macbeth desperately begs her husband to kill King Duncan, so she can become the Queen of Scotland. Macbeth is willing to fulfill his tempting predictions being swayed by Lady Macbeth and the witches. Macbeth discusses killing King Duncan to Lady Macbeth, to which she says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man”(ll. 50). With hesitations Macbeth is drawn to commit a murder that should not take place. Lady Macbeth calls him out on his weakness, saying he will be a man when it is all over with. Macbeth is weak and listens to Lady Macbeth and kills King Duncan for her want to be Queen of Scotland. The ambition of becoming King of Scotland is stronger than knowing what is right from wrong within Macbeth. Macbeth condemns his fate making his decisions himself, being pressured by his wife to do what is wrong. Macbeth 's ambition damages any ounce of good left within

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