The Tragedy Of Macbeth: Guilty Of First Degree Murder

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In the Shakespearean play The Tragedy of Macbeth, which as far as we know takes place in Scotland in the 1300’s, or there about. In act two at Macbeth’s castle Inverness, Macbeth tells his wife that three witches gave him a prophecy that he would be king. So they devise a plan to kill the king and blame it on the guards. Macbeth invites King Duncan to his Castle for a party where they party until early morning. Originally, Macbeth changed his mind about killing the king, but his wife talked him into it. Macbeth hallucinate a bloody dagger, then before he knows it he has killed the king in his sleep. But Macbeth screwed up, he was suppose to leave the dagger with the guards. But he didn’t, lady Macbeth had to run back and put the dagger in their possession.…show more content…
One for King Duncan and two for the guards he pinned Duncan’s murder on and killed for. (First Degree Murder Overview) And Lady Macbeth is also guilty of first degree murder for aiding in the crimes. “First degree murder is murder is defined as unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or “laying and waiting” for the victim”(First Degree Murder Overview). Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both planned and waited for the victim, King

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