Macbeth: Victim Of Wife And Witches

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Macbeth Research Paper
Macbeth was a victim of his wife and the witches,because he did not have a mind of his own. This sentence and thesis repetitive Lady Macbeth found the letter Macbeth wrote and used that and manipulation to persuade him to kill Duncan. The witches helped in the persuasion of Macbeth by telling him he would be king Lady Macbeth’s ambition got in the way and her morals were swayed. Macbeth is a victim of manipulation by his ambitious and power hungry wife. Lady Macbeth planned to change Macbeth’s attitude towards doing anything to become king. “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way.”(shakespeare 31) Lady Macbeth tries to make Macbeth feel weak about his loyalty to
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But screw your courage to the sticking place and we’ll not fail(shakespeare 43) Macbeth being swayed in one directions by multiple factors demonstrates how easily influenced Macbeth is and how much it takes a mental toll on him and everyone involved. “Macbeth starts to fear words that should have given joy; as Banquo intimates, why should a man be unnerved by a promise of future happiness? Banquo is interested in the prophecies but experiences no emotional disturbance; he shows interest of any healthy mind”(Padelford 113) Macbeth displayed multiple signs of mental instability which made him easily accessible to manipulation. Macbeth had multiple episodes that prompted the idea of questionable mental …show more content…
“The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap,For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be. Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.” (1.4.55-60)
Macbeth knows that his ambition and desires will eventually lead him to do something unforgivable. “Macbeth, who thus has the two great turning-points in his career marked in the drama; the first time he is incited to Guilt, the second time he is led to Retribution.”(Snider 6) Macbeth ignores all his possible opportunities of redemption because he is blinded by his ambition and greed. Lady Macbeth and the witches, taunt and use Macbeth’s ambition to get him fulfill their deeds. Lady Macbeth was an evil person who influenced Macbeth in a bad negative way. The witches knew the impact their predictions had on Macbeth when he kept going back to them. Macbeth’s mental stability was questionable throughout the play. Macbeth was a victim that had internal and external troubles that influenced him to do unthinkable

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