Who Is Responsible For The Downfall Of Macbeth

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Macbeth play written by William Shakespeare is one of his best known tragedy plays which follows rather a horror genre. The play itself is known to be curse and actors refuse to say “Macbeth” on stage which is why actors refer Macbeth to just the “The scottish play”. The Witches spells and incantations in the play is rumored to be true. True or not, Macbeth’s actions was more than just a spell. The downfall of Macbeth is caused by several events that occurred in his life, although the witches prophecies planted the initial predictions and Lady Macbeth's ambitions convinced Macbeth to murder Duncan, Macbeth's free will and decisions is responsible for his own downfall leading to his death. The three witches known as the “Weird Sisters” was …show more content…
Lady Macbeth pushed Macbeth to murder Duncan even though he hesitated many times to kill duncan. She convinced Macbeth by questioning his manhood and eventually Macbeth listened to her. However, the murder of Duncan left him with guilt and horror. The initial murder of Duncan urged him go on a spree of killing other people whom he fears. Macbeth’s murders is like a drug, once you do it you become addicted and continue doing it until it slowly kills you. Macbeth is delusional about who is a threat to him, but the reality is that he is killing himself. Especially the murder of Banquo which left him mentally unstable. Banquo’s threat to Macbeth was all in his own head, although Banquo questioned himself about Macbeth becoming king, he never had thoughts to kill Macbeth. Macbeth's decision to murder Banquo left him with hallucinations of Banquo's ghost and it is clear that he is completely insane. Others like Macduff and Malcolm was aware of his insanity and willingness to do anything in order to keep his power. This lead to Macduff and Malcolm to overthrow Macbeth and restore the throne to the rightful king, …show more content…
Unfortunately, he didn't make the right decisions and suffered from his actions. Fate is defined as “the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do” (merriam-webster) Too many times we believe that “fate” is already predetermined, and that confuses us with what fate actually is. When things happen or didn't happen, we often use fate to comfort ourselves and act like we cannot control fate. In reality, fate is not practical because the events that occurred in your life is determined by your own selves. In other words, you are your own fate. The theme of fate vs free in Macbeth is constantly reoccuring in the world. We let the idea of fate control like how the witches prophecies controlled Macbeth. But the choice to do or to not do is entirely

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