Who Is To Blame For Macbeth

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It all started when Macbeth received a prophecy from the three witches saying that he would be made Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. Later, on he had dinner with King Duncan at his castle and that same night he writes to Lady Macbeth to tell her all that has happened. After telling his wife all that has happened, she tries to persuade him into killing the King. Their plan was to get the guards really drunk so that they blacked out and wouldn’t remember anything and then go in for the kill. While the king is asleep, Macbeth sneaks into the king’s room and stabs him, despite all the blood on the dagger and his hands and all the consequences that would come with it. After Macbeth kills King Duncan, he realizes what he has done was wrong and starts feeling guilty, he brings the daggers he used to kill the king back to his room. Lady Macbeth then tells him to take them back to the scene of the crime but he refuses because he feels that he will get caught. So, Lady Macbeth describes him as being weak and takes the dagger back herself. Lady Macbeth smears blood on the…show more content…
Back in the 1300’s Macbeth probably would have got his head chopped off or hanged. With being the King’s General of the Army, his cousin, and Thane of Scotland, he became very wealthy, and with wealth comes power.
I believe since he did not want to kill the king in the beginning and that it was his wife that had wanted to kill Duncan and the one who had planned everything out that he should be charged for involuntary manslaughter. She also made it to where Macbeth felt sorry for himself if he didn’t kill the King, and was calling him names and yelling at him. “Are you afraid to act the way you desire? Will you take the crown you want so badly, or will you live as a coward, always saying “I can’t” after you says “I want to”? You’re like the poor cat in the old story.” Act 1, Scene 7, Page 2.
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