What Causes Macbeth's Downfall

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The Tragedy of Macbeth- Downfall Throughout the Macbeth play, Macbeth himself is a very dynamic character. Macbeth changes more than any other character in the play. With Macbeth being such a dynamic character, it causes him to have a tremendous downfall as a person. The three main causes of his downfall is his wife’s persuasion to kill the king, trying to cover up his actions, and having people killed just to try to keep his role as the king. After the three witches inform Macbeth that he will be king, Lady Macbeth finds out and wants Macbeth to kill King Duncan. “Shall sun that morrow see! Your face,my thane, is as a book where men may read strange matters. (1.5.60-63). At first, Macbeth does not want to do it, but Lady Macbeth persuades him to do it by telling him that he isn’t a man if does not do as she says. At the beginning of this book, Macbeth was introduced to us as a warrior and a friend of King Duncan. Soon after Macbeth murders King Duncan, people start getting the news that he has been murdered. Banquo, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth are the only ones who know of Macbeth’s actions. Although they are the only ones who know about it, it does not take long for people to start getting suspicious. Macbeth begins to become very paranoid and decides that no one can know about this other than himself and Lady Macbeth. With that being …show more content…

In act four, Macduff takes a journey to England to convince Malcom to return to Scotland with help from English forces to dethrone the evil Macbeth and restore the peace and safety once again to the citizens of Scotland. When Macbeth finds out that Malcom fled his castle to Malcom, who is in England, Macbeth orders a messenger to kill Macduff’s wife and son. “Bless you, fair dame! I am not to you known, Though in your state of honour I am perfect, I doubt some danger does approach you nearly”

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