What Role Does Corruption Play In Macbeth

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In the Story of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, there are many different characters who could play the role of Macbeth’s corruption. There is three possibilities of his failure, Macbeth himself, the witches, or Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth tricked Macbeth into doing the wrong actions, such as killing Duncan and making it seem like it was the right thing to do. Macbeth hurt himself by listening to what others tell him, and being conned into making the wrong decision to becoming a king. Part of that is the witches fault, they made him hallucinate and believe things that he never would have if the witches weren't involved. Out of these 3 symbols, who is the most responsible for Macbeth's Corruption? The first character who was a part of Macbeth’s corruption was himself. If Macbeth wouldn’t have become as selfish and listened to all of his followers, he would not have ended up where he was. He becomes cocky and act immortal, “I will not be afraid of death and bane till Birnam forest comes to Dunshine”(5.4). This shows how Macbeth chose to fight and protect the castle when really he had a gut feeling that they would lose…show more content…
The witches gave Macbeth illusions and made him think and make the wrong choices. They made him think that he was better than everyone else and almost god like, “for none of woman born shall harm macbeth” (4.1). This shows that Macbeth was not making the wrong decisions, but the witches made it seem like he was. In the story it is hard to tell who to blame between the witches and Macbeth because he mad the wrong decisions but most of them were because of the witches. They also made him think he’s become king easily, by saying “all hail Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor” (1.3). This made him think he already had power, and that's where most of his mistakes were made in the first place. The witches were a big part of Macbeth's fall and they played a big role by giving him

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