Responsible For Their Own Downfall In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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People are responsible for the consequences of their own actions. A responsible person should be held accountable for what they’ve done even if it’s good or not. Sometimes, it’s different because that person may have been pressured by their friends or family members. When you are pressured by friends or family you have the tendency to lean towards what they say. Macbeth a play written by William Shakespeare that demonstrates a person’s responsibility for their personal actions. In this play, The Witches come up with prophecies and tells Macbeth he will eventually become king. Due to him believing in the Witches’ prophecies he then kills Duncan so he can take the throne for himself. Macbeth then feels guilty and paranoid. Due to him being paranoid he had to take away many more lives so he can feel safe in his throne. Based on an analysis of the play, the Witches are responsible for Macbeth’s downfall in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. An indication that Macbeth is not responsible for his own downfall is when the…show more content…
They are responsible because they tried to make Macbeth jealous, they also said Macbeth will become a king after the Thane of Cawdor, and they also made Macbeth think their prophecies would be true. The Witches are responsible for Macbeth’s downfall because they came up with a prophecy saying Banquo’s descendants will all become kings. Another reason that shows they are responsible is when they told Macbeth he’ll become king after being the Thane of Cawdor. The last reason that shows the witches are responsible is when Macbeth kills the king because the Witches’ prophecy influenced his decision to kill the king. People should be held accountable for their own actions, but when someone influences a person into doing something it is different. When being pressured into doing things people shouldn’t listen because it usually leads into something worse which you can’t

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