What Is The Cause Of Macbeth's Downfall

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At the beginning of the play “The Tragedy of Macbeth” by William Shakespeare the character Macbeth went from being a brave, and loyal soldier to a heartless and power wanting tyrant who assassinated King Duncan with the help of his forceful wife Lady Macbeth. At the beginning of the play the Weird Sisters gave Macbeth three prophecies; that he would the Thane of Glamis, that he would be Thane of Cawdor, and that he would be King over all.
After Macbeth kills King Duncan and everyone catches word that their King is dead people start to wonder about who would do such a thing. Soon after Duncan’s death, his two sons, Malcolm and Donalbain decide to leave Macbeth’s castle as a precaution against their own death, Malcolm ended up fleeing to England and Donalbain ended up fleeing to Ireland. Once Macbeth is crowned King he seizes his power through being violent and committing murder, his life completely darkened with the crime he has committed. After he is crowned he gets really paranoid over having the crown stolen from him so he does anything to make sure that doesn’t happen so he becomes more murderous and eventually loses all sight to his
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As Act IV begins you begin to notice that this Act is going to be the turning point in the play. As the prophecies start to sit in and become true the Twisted Sisters prophesy that Macbeth’s downfall with the three apparitions; “Beware the Thane of Fife”, “none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” , and “Fear nothing until Great Birnam Wood moves to high Dunsinane hill”. In order to protect himself, Macbeth decides to kill Macduff and takes what the Twisted Sisters said of the apparitions. He knew that once he killed Macduff that he would be safe, but that was only until he learned that he couldn’t kill Macduff so instead he arranged to kill Macduff’s family and the rest of his household when he wasn’t

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