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Lady Macbeth Is To Blame

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Could this have been persuasion from a crazy power hungry wife, or just the acts of an arrogant self obsessed man? KIng Duncan is murdered and the two suspects have been narrowed down to Lady Macbeth and Macbeth himself. Clearly, the fault of this heinous crime has been placed on Macbeth. While Macbeth is a hero, he is also the one to point a finger to about this death. Macbeth is hungry for power, and he will literally fight to the death for it; even if he loses his head in the process. Macbeth behaves like a middle school aged girl who hears information about her crush and who they like: he hears information about something he wants and therefore he stops at nothing to continue to achieve more information. “Say from whence you owe this…show more content…
Being pushed around is allowing someone or others to take advantage of one’s self. Macbeth thought for himself. “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter,” (Shakespeare 1.3.50). After the idea of being king had been placed inside Macbeth’s mind, he thought for himself. Every action had been carried out and finished by him. Nobody told him he absolutely had to kill the king. Macbeth wanted to kill the king, and he wanted to gain more power. “...and you shall put this night’s great business into my dispatch which shall to all our nights and days to come give solely sovereign sway and masterdom,” (Shakespeare 1.5.65). Lady Macbeth tells him this night will change their lives forever. That Macbeth’s actions hold the fate of this couple. Macbeth keeps the idea from Lady Macbeth in his head, but his actions are his fault. Not one single person can be responsible for another person’s actions. We have a choice, listen or do not…show more content…
A great warrior who has conquered many people. Obviously he has power. However, this power had not been enough to quench his thirst. “Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill,” (Shakespeare 3.2.55). Bad things become stronger by more bad things. Macbeth had been speaking with Lady Macbeth, and here he is telling her how he is prepared to do ill-hearted things to achieve power. Macbeth literally tells her that he is willing to kill again. Not a single soul told him or placed that idea in his head. “Tomorrow we’ll hear ourselves again,” (Shakespeare 3.4.31-32). Macbeth states that they will have power. Not only a little bit, but more power than what they would have received had he not killed the king. Power can be a very dangerous goal to chase
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