The Three Witches Influence On Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay

Macbeth is influenced by the Three Witches and Lady Macbeth, but he is fully responsible for his actions. At the beginning of the play he is a honest war hero and has respect for the king and at the end of the play he has killed the king, friends and anyone who might get in the way of him being king.

Once Lady Macbeth read Macbeth’s letter, she felt that murdering Duncan would be the only way Macbeth could achieve his desire of being king. Trying to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan, she questioned his manhood, “what beast was’t then that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst it, then you were a man”. (Act 2 Scene 2) . Making macbeth feel embarrassed. Lady Macbeth said she would have done deed and would have murdered her own baby if she had sworn to do it. Yet she did not kill duncan because she claimed he looked like her father, “Alack, I am afraid they have awaked, and ‘tis not done. Th’ attempt and not the deed Confound us. Hark! I laid their daggers ready; He could not miss ‘em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept,
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Macbeth kills his close friend Banquo, in fear that he is a threat to his title. The Three witches also said that Banquo would be the father of kings which meant that Fleance would be king. Macbeth tries to kill Fleance, so he wouldn't be king, but he escapes. Macbeth learns from the witch’s that Macduff would not harm him, he still decides to kill Macduff’s wife and son. “Then live, Macduff, what need I fear of thee? But yet I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate”. (Act 4 scene 1). Macbeth was 100 percent responsible for all of his actions. Although Macbeth should of listened to his conscience in the beginning when he thought that murdering Duncan was a bad idea and was trying to tell Lady Macbeth, “we will proceed no more in this business. He hath honoured me of late, and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people”. (Act 2 scene

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