William Shakespeare 's Macbeth And The Death Of Duncan Essay

1960 Words May 19th, 2016 8 Pages
Committing a crime always comes with a price. Whether that is the tangible physicality of the consequences, or that of a mental one, it takes a toll on a person. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth conveys such an example in a way that shows how internal struggles can alter a person greatly, and cause them to become someone they one may have never thought they would have become. The couple Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are differently involved in the murders, and they are significant because each death reveals or changes their mindset, trust, and guilt in each character. Through their differences in involvement, the relationship between the two alters, as Duncan, Banquo, Macduff are murdered, along with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth themselves.
Killing someone is no easy feat, and Macbeth had the mentality and mindset to murder Duncan and Banquo, and ultimately himself, but Lady Macbeth’s mindset was weaker. In the death of Duncan, Macbeth was the one who murdered him. However, it was not as simple as that. The reason Macbeth wanted to kill Duncan was for him to become king. This murderous thought was the very first thing he thought of after the Weird Sisters had told him the prophecies. This is unusual. Typically the first thought to solving a problem is not murder, especially someone who is of high profile. This show’s what Macbeth’s mindset was like at the time of the murder. Lady Macbeth, on the contrary, has a different mindset. She was not ready to kill Duncan, “Had he not…

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