There were many external forces that influenced Macbeth on making his major decision. The decision was whether or no to kill King Duncan. These forces were the .
apparitions, the old witches, and Lady Macbeth. The apparitions influenced Macbeth by making him think he was invincible. The witches influenced Macbeth by telling him that he was going to become king. Lady Macbeth also influenced him by challenging his masculinity. .
Although these factors influenced Macbeth, it was still his choice to act upon this .
decision. Still, no matter how hard Macbeth tried, he could not avoid the influence of .
what others had to say.
The witches influenced Macbeth in killing Duncan. They told Macbeth that he was going to become king. The third witch said that Macbeth would soon be king, but there was already Duncan. The witches aided Macbeth with his decision because they told him what was going to happen. Macbeth knew that he was going to become king, so he decided to speed up the process. He did this by killing King Duncan, and since he was next in line, he received the title of king.
The last person that influenced Macbeth was his wife, Lady Macbeth. She .
weakened Macbeth challenging his masculinity. She said, "And live a coward in thine own esteem, letting "I .
dare not" wait upon "I would", like the poor cat i" th"adage?" Lady Macbeth is calling Macbeth a coward. She is saying that she would do it. .
At first, Macbeth does not want to kill the king. One reason is because it's wrong, and the other reason is because the King is a guest in Macbeth's castle. This is what he said about Duncan being his guest. "Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself." In the end Lady Macbeth's influence did lead to the murder of King Duncan. Her challenging of Macbeth pushed him over the edge.
MacBeth's own ambition also lead to his downfall.