Macbeth's Downfall

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Macbeth´s Downfall Essay Haven´t you ever done something wrong, but did it anyways? At some point afterward, however, regret washes over you like a wave. Sometimes, it could be that the person at that time was not mentally strong. The play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, acknowledges this possibility and demonstrates the character with the most responsiblity for Macbeth´s downfall. The character that holds the most responsiblity is Macbeth himself, because he gave into his ambitions, leading to him letting his wife manipulate him. Throughout the play, the audience is notified about Macbeth´s hesitation and unwillingness to commit such treachory actions toward his king, King Duncan. For instance, ¨I go, and it is done. The bell…show more content…
His wife did influence his thoughts, in the first few chapter of the play. However, Macbeth, himself, allowed his wife to manipulate him and thereafter the rest of his actions were fully commmitted by Macbeth. For instance, during the play Macbeth says to his wife, ¨We will speak furthur¨ (Act 1. Scene 6. 84). If Macbeth was truly not at fault for his downfall, he would not have had to continue the conversation with his wife. He could have shut down the whole topic and moved on. Although, he did not, Macbeth wanted to continue the conversation because deep down he wanted to beocome king. For instance, ¨If it were done when ´tis done, then t´were well/It were done quickly. If th´ assassination/could trammel up the consequence and catch/with his surcrease success, that but this blow¨ (Act 1. Scene 7. 1-4). Macbeth starts off the conversation with himself with ¨if¨, he is curious over the fact that if the deed is done and it is a success he can become king. That curiousity shown in the scene is very dangerous, as it is between the lines of humanity and evil urges. For instance, ¨ I am settled and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat/Away, and mock the time with fairest show. False face must hide what the false heart doth/know¨ (Act 1. Scene 7. 92-95). Macbeth is seriously considering about killing King Duncan for the throne and wether he can get away with it. This is demonstrated, when

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