Blaming the Supernatural for the Downfall of Macbeth Essay

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Blaming the Supernatural for the Downfall of Macbeth

This play is called Macbeth, Macbeth is written by William Shakespeare in 1606, but the play is set in Scotlandin 1050.

The main characters in Macbeth are: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, the three witches, Lady Macduff and Duncan. This essay would have flattered james1. James1 paid Shakespeare to write plays for him.

This essay will discuss how much the supernatural is to blame for the downfall of Macbeth.

The Shakespearian audience at this time would have believed in witches, this is because witches were hanged by James1 if he found out that they were one even if they were totally innocence, plus the witches were very life like.
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This makes him feel invincible then lines 111-123 the witches confuse Macbeth even more by showing him a vision of a line of kings that look like Banquo along with Banquo's ghost. Macbeth is not happy about this. Then at the end of this scene Lennox tells Macbeth that Macduff has fled to England

further more Macbeth then sends murderers to slaughter Lady Macduff and there children by breaking in there home.

I think that the witches told the predictions to Macbeth to encourage him to kill Duncan.

But you could argue otherwise.

It is not just the supernatural that is responsible for Macbeth's downfall.

Lady Macbeth fulfills her role among the nobility and is well respected like Macbeth. King Duncan calls her "our honoured hostess." She is loving to her husband but at the same time very ambitious, as shown by her immediate determination for Macbeth to be king. This outcome will benefit her and her husband equally. She immediately concludes that "the fastest way" for Macbeth to become king is by murdering King Duncan. Furthermore, Lady Macbeth knows her husband well. She thinks he may be too kind in order to murder King Duncan. This is why she represses her conscience so she can later usher Macbeth into committing the deed. At first Macbeth agrees. But later Macbeth wavers in his decision. But Lady Macbeth is sure that being king is what

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