Macbeth's Downfall Research Paper

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Have you ever blame someone for your mistake? Using someone as a scapegoat can make you less guilty. Sometimes, however, ultimately it is oneself’s fault for their downfall. William shakespeare wrote a play called, Macbeth, which shows how Macbeth is responsible for his own death. Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall because he is power-hungry and easily manipulated. Some might argue that Lady Macbeth was the cause of Macbeth’s downfall. However, Macbeth said in a aside, “Stars, hide your fires/ Let not light see my black and deep desires” (1.4.57-58).This quote shows how Macbeth didn’t want others to see his true intention. Macbeth’s deep desires were to gain more power, which shows an example of him being power- hungry. Later in the play, Macbeth hallucinates a dagger, for an example, “Is this a dagger which I see before me/ The handle toward my hand?” (2.1.44-45). In this scene, Macbeth’s greed for more power hallucinates a…show more content…
When Macbeth is finally king, he said, “Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown/...No son of mine succeeding. If’t be so/ For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind” (3.1.66-70). This shows that Macbeth didn’t want Banquo’s son to be king in the end. Macbeth then decided to plan the murder of Banquo and his son, even though Banquo is his best friend. Macbeth was manipulated into following with Lady Macbeth’s plan, “I dare do all that may become a man/ who dares do more is none” (1.7.51-52). This caused Macbeth into killing the King. This leads Macbeth towards his death. In the end, Macbeth’s choices had lead him to his downfall. William Shakespeare shows his audience that Macbeth creates his own downfall. Macbeth’s actions and decisions had impacted the lives around him. However, it might not be just one person’s own choice to decide their actions. Nevertheless, Macbeth shoes us how power-hungry and easily manipulated can cause his

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