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Duncan's Death - Placing Responsibility in Macbeth

             In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth murdered the former king of Scotland, Duncan, in his home. Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth snuck into the room of Duncan, drugged his guards and once the guards were knocked out, Macbeth plunged a knife directly into Duncan. We certainly know that Macbeth is the person who is directly responsible for Duncans death, but there is another who had a major influence on Macbeths choice to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth. .
             When Macbeth heard his fate from the witches he immediately started thinking about how he was going to get rid of King Duncan. And once Macbeth became Thane of Cawdor, he decided that he was going to need to kill Duncan and he decided to start coming up with a plan. When Macbeth sends Lady Macbeth the letter telling her what the witches said it shows that he is really thinking about what he needs to do, so much so that he needs to tell his wife. When Macbeth finally gets Duncan into his house he, with a little coercing from Lady Macbeth, stabs Duncan. As he comes out of the room where Duncans dead body lays he states, I have done the deed. (II.II).
             Lady Macbeth might be the most scary and selfish person in this whole play. From the very beginning when she finds out that she could be queen if Duncan was gotten rid of Lady Macbeth realizes what she, or her husband, has to do. She knows that her husband, Macbeth, is full of the milk of human kindness (I.V) therefor she must persuade him into killing Duncan for her. This lady is so insane and set on being queen that she prays that all womanliness will be taken out of her so she will not feel any regret for the murder. Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth that if he does not go through with this murder that he will lose his manliness and no man wants to hear that so after enough convincing, Macbeth enters Duncans room and stabs him. There was a certain point when Macbeth himself was going to back out of the murder, but since lady Macbeth challenged his manhood, he went along with it.

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