Macbeth, The Weird Sisters And Lady Macbeth Essay

1373 Words Dec 20th, 2015 6 Pages
Macbeth “A matchless soldier, kinsman to the king, wins the king’s battles and the king’s praise; but prompted by inner ambitions and external urgings he murders the king and assumes the crown, which he soon finds to be a ‘sterile’ crown” (Bernad 49). Several factors contribute to the downfall of Macbeth, which produce a contagion effect; and ultimately end with his death. The weird sisters disclose his prophecies which enlighten him about Duncan’s throne; Lady Macbeth abets Macbeth to realize his deep desires and come to the conclusion to murder Duncan; and Macbeth, the most significant contributor, makes his deep desires come to reality. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the weird sisters and Lady Macbeth are important contributors to Macbeth 's downfall, however, they are not mostly responsible. Unlike, the weird sisters and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is the most prominent contributor to his downfall; whose actions, decisions, and state of mind lead to his ruination. The weird sisters enlighten Macbeth about Duncan 's throne and indirectly inform him about his competition. Antecedently, Macbeth is indifferent about Duncan’s throne, however, after the weird sisters reveal his prophecies, Banquo notices, “ Good sir, why do you start and seem to fear / Things that do sound so fair?” (Shakespeare I. iii. 56-57). Macbeth begins to show an interest in Duncan’s throne. In fact, after hearing his prophecies, Macbeth takes a step further and delineates the challenge of…

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