William Shakespeare 's Macbeth - The Blame For Killing Duncan

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Every action starts as a thought. Unfortunately the thought of killing King Duncan was planted in Macbeth 's head by some terrible people. The blame for killing Duncan does go on Macbeth though. He was the one who killed him but even though he did not want to. After killing him Macbeth turned evil and ruthlessly killed even more people without thinking twice about it. This brings up a question; Was Macbeth evil before he killed Duncan? Actions define a persons thinking and a persons thinking truly define who they are. All actions start as a thought. In the case of macbeth his thoughts were planted in his mind by witches and even his own spouse. These terrible people tempted him by telling him he would have everything he wanted if he just kills Duncan. He tries to resists the temptations but it does not work and he ends up killing Duncan. This thought was planted by a person who would kill their own child to become king. “...I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck 'd my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this.” (Mac. 1.7.62-67) This is Lady Macbeth saying that she would kill her own child to be able to be ruler. Lady Macbeth wants her husband to be king so badly that she would kill her only child. Although the blame for killing Duncan goes entirely onto Macbeth, partial blame goes to Lady Macbeth for tempting him and telling him…

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