Who Is Responsible For Murder In Shakespeare's Macbeth?

Who is responsible for the bloody murders in Macbeth? In William Shakespeare 's play Macbeth, one of the main characters Macbeth in the beginning is loyal and dedicated to the King of Scotland, Duncan. Then all of a sudden everything changes, Macbeth does the unexpected and usurps King Duncan’s throne. After that Macbeth suffers hardships of maintaining his seat on the throne. Macbeth also had to get rid of many to maintain that position but was he the only one responsible for all these crimes he committed? Well of course he is but there are some who are are also to be credited for some or most of the murders. The three weird sisters (or the witches) who are responsible for making up prophecies for Macbeth and are responsible for Macbeth’s downfall, Lady Macbeth who force’s Macbeth to murder Duncan and finally Macbeth who commits these murders.

The witches, these dark creatures who are responsible for Macbeth’s downfall. When Macbeth and Banquo encounters the witches, they tell Macbeth that he will be king, this gives Macbeth ideas. Macbeth was once an honorable, ambitious man. However, this ambition transforms into a devastating hunger for power, which is ultimately his downfall.The weird sisters tells Macbeth of his prophecies. “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.1-3) From these lines we know that the witches told Macbeth of his prophecies and this
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The witches who are responsible for making up prophecies for Macbeth and are responsible for Macbeth’s downfall, Lady Macbeth who force’s Macbeth to murder Duncan and finally Macbeth who commits these murders. Macbeth is definitely responsible/guilty for the murders he committed, the witches and Lady Macbeth of course had some or more influence to his crimes but Macbeth has a brain of his own and could’ve avoided

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