Persuasive Essay On The Trial Of Macbeth

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Trial of Macbeth In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth , the witches tell Macbeth he will become king one day so he decides that he is going to kill King Duncan. When Duncan came to visit Macbeth at his castle named Inverness, Macbeth and his wife developed a plan to kill the king. Lady Macbeth poisoned the guards while Macbeth I like men stabbed the king. When the guards woke up from the poison, Macbeth killed them so they couldn’t say anything about what happened and blamed it on a sudden rage caused by the tragic of the King. Based on the evidence in the play, Macbeth is guilty of murder in the first degree. He and his wife came up with an elaborate plan to dismiss King Duncan. His actions were premeditated and he knew the full capability of what he was doing. Lady Macbeth should also…show more content…
Macbeth was indeed crazy, but not until AFTER he killed Duncan. Macbeth was acting under a very selfish mindset, but knew full well what he was doing. He and his wife planned for days about how they would execute the king. Macbeth showed no signs of insanity until the king was dead and he began to feel remorseful for his actions. Act 2 gives us ample proof of his realization of what he did. Macbeth even goes on to kill more people after King Duncan. He sends people to kill not only his best friend, Banquo, but Banquo’s son as well. After going to see the witches again, Macbeth learns that he must fear Macduff. Upon hearing Macduff has fled to England to fetch Malcolm, Macbeth has Macduff’s entire household slaughtered. Everyone who lived in the house owned by Macduff was killed; all the kids, his wife, even the servants. In conclusion, I believe Macbeth should get the death penalty for his actions against not only the king, but all the other innocent people he killed or had killed. Macbeth was not criminally insane, he was just

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