This is because Lady Macbeth reflected her own greed and ambition onto Macbeth, without Lady Macbeth, Duncan’s murder would have never happened. Lady Macbeth said, “Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would, ” (1.7,45-48) This shows how it is Lady Macbeth’s fault because she knew just what to say so she could control Macbeth and make him murder. This explanation may be right on some levels, however, it is not accurate because Lady Macbeth did not make the decision to murder Duncan for Macbeth. Macbeth acted on his tragic flaw and killed Duncan, he did not act upon what Lady Macbeth said.
Macbeth is More Responsible In Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” Macbeth is seen to be as the one responsible for King Duncan’s murder, as Macbeth’s hands were the ones that actually killed King Duncan. However, while Macbeth may be thought of as ultimately responsible for his actions, but there are other influences that actually show on a closer inspection of the text, the three main influences to his decision are Lady Macbeth, himself, and the witches. This is (in my opinion) convincing evidence that Macbeth is completely responsible for the murder of King Duncan.
Macbeth’s personality is developed by Shakespeare to be a deceitful character following his abhorrent deeds of murder. One of the ways in which Shakespeare demonstrated this was through the implementation of dialogue from another character. For example, in order to hide their true, evil motives to murder King Duncan, Lady Macbeth advises her husband to “look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under’t.” This purpose of using dialogue from another character bespeaks to the audience the idea that deceit is the hallmark of evil- appearances cannot always be trusted as they disguise the truth from those around them, showing that Macbeth has developed to be deceitful. After Macbeth committed regicide, through the use of dialogue, he lies,
That is one reason why I think George felt like he needed to kill Lennie. George knew that Lennie just kept making horrible mistakes that got
It changes him from a “valiant” soldier to a “dead butcher”. Ultimately it becomes a “fatal flaw”, leading to Macbeth aiming too high so that he fails and eventually loses everything. The previous apparitions have been taken at face value by Macbeth because that is what he wants to hear and this has led to him thinking he is untouchable. This an example of the witches’ deception. However, the fourth apparition with Banquo strips away all this confidence.
This clouds his judgement to analyze evidence presented by the suspects of witchcraft. Danforth says,"We burn a hot fire here, it melts down all concealment", this quote shows that the the court only hears the truth and supposedly ignores the lies" (83). This is an inaccurate and an ironic statement. Even though, Danforth says that the court ignores all the lies to get to the truth, it is evident that this happens through the accusation of innocent girls. Danforth's power blinds him to the truth, and prevents him from seeing the effect that his actions have on the lives of innocent people
So, in conclusion, Abigail is the party in the complete wrong here, and cannot be redeemed. That it was she who caused this horrible event to take place. Through lies, deception, and manipulation, she knew how to, quote, “Save her bacon”. That, if it wasn’t for her, this whole ordeal may not have never happened. That the Salem Witch Trial, according to the Crucible, may not have been as horrifying as it was.
Death and tragedy engulf the people of Verona, who is to blame for this big mess? If you go back to the beginning of William Shakespeare 's play “Romeo and Juliet” it is easy to see this tragedy wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Mercutio and his tendency to meddle in other people’s lives. First he convinced Romeo that his love for Rosaline wasn’t worth it and he needed to get over her. He then led Romeo to his horrific fate when he forced Romeo to crash the Capulet party, where he would first meet his future bride Juliet.
Macbeth is also the victim of Lady Macbeth and his thirst for power, which ultimately means that Macbeth is the victim of forces which are out of his control. The events that ultimately lead to Macbeth’s death were inevitable. As shown by the witches prophecy Macbeth’s gain of power then ultimate demise were out of his control. They were destined to occur.
and obtains the title, which trigger an arrogant and self-absorbed thinking leading to madness and finally, death. The play seems to bring up the question, whether Macbeth is fully responsible of his own destiny, or under control of fate. In the first glance, the play seems to take rather fatalistic direction, meaning that we are powerless to make decisions as they are inevitably determined by supernatural power (Hugh 1)) It is due to the presence of supernatural forces throughout the whole play that systematically fulfills the prophecy; therefore the witches represent the idea of fate in the play. However, Shakespeare seems to rather intertwine fate with free will and perhaps even promotes the second philosophy as the play evolves.
It is true that Lady Macbeth and the three witches were partially responsible for his downfall; however, Macbeth’s selfish desires are what cloud his thoughts in the first place. Macbeth’s life and destiny is really in his own hands. Though fate plays a significant part in the play shown from the witches prediction on Macbeth 's rise to Thane of Cawdor, it is his own wicked thoughts with the influence of Lady Macbeth that leads him to kill the king, and that decision is what ultimately lead to his downfall. Although the witches mention to Macbeth that it is his fate to take the throne, Macbeth is the one to make it occur. Thus, his fate was in his own hands, just like it is in everyone else’s as
Without his imprudent deed, Juliet wouldn’t have to create an outlandish plan
‘’A hero of noble stature whose fortunes are reversed as a result of weakness. ’’ The tragedy of Macbeth and his actions that he had done to his town, and members of the town affected many people in Macbeth. Since the beginning of the play it was represented supernatural if you will say. I say that because the witches are the ones that started it with his fate of being king.
However, when making these choices to further his own prosperity, there may be some other sources that affect his thinking. When Macbeth makes the decisions to murder and torture the people in his way, he gets some influence from the witches and his wife; nevertheless, Macbeth’s choices that lead to the tragedy of the story were completely all on his part. In the very beginning of the production,
Now this is normally where the tragic hero realizes the error of his ways and tries to change. That or someone shakes some sense into him and tell him what he has been doing is wrong. But that is not the case with Macbeth he keep on doing things his way and keeps making bad decisions. The way it is going right now in the story it looks like it can only get worse and it does.