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Who is Most Responsible for the Downfall of Macbeth

            King Duncan's death marks the beginning of Macbeth's downfall. Who can be held mostly responsible for this?.
             Macbeth is the story of a brave Scottish Thane who betrays his Country by killing his king. Macbeth is a hero in Scotland who is a trustworthy and fearless fighter and is loyal to his king. Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife; she is very ambitious and will do anything for power. Banquo is Macbeth's best friend and a loyal warrior to the king. Macduff is a mighty warrior and a good servant to king Duncan. .
             The play Macbeth was written in the time all king James I. King James was very superstitious and he believed in witches. Shakespeare wrote this play to please James I. The idea that killing a monarch is evil and will be punished by God impressed the king because his throne was under threat from Catholic rebels who wished to kill him, because he was a Protestant. This play would make the people of Britain too scared to kill the king because this might plunge Britain into chaos.
             Three witches prophesised to Macbeth that he would become the king, this was the beginning of his downfall but is he fully to blame? Would he of killed the king if it were not prophesised he would become king? His wife Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill the king because she is very ambitious and wants to become queen, is she to blame? Or is Macbeth the only one responsible for his own downfall. In this essay I will discuss whom I believe is most responsible for Macbeth's downfall. .
             Lady Macbeth is a ruthless and ambitious character, she is not like the stereotypical image of a woman in Shakespearian times because she thinks for herself and acts like a "th"innocent flower" but is "serpent under't." In the play she asks to be filled with evil when she says "and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty; make thick my blood." The stereotypical woman in Shakespearian was quiet, stupid; she did not think for herself and was loving kind and sweet.

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