Blame In Macbeth

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The Blame: Who does it fall on? "That, trusted home, might yet enkindle you unto the crown, besides the thane of Cawdor. But ’tis strange. And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s in deepest consequence." (Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3). Banquo had told Macbeth that if the prophecy the witches said was true, it could lead to the downfall of him. The agents of evil would tell the truth to lead Macbeth to his destruction. The witches earned Macbeth's trust with the trust, but by the end, their words betrayed him in the most crucial of times. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, some may argue that the three witches or Lady Macbeth are the reason for all the deaths in Macbeth, but the main reason is Macbeth himself. The three witches and Lady Macbeth are all contributing factors, but it…show more content…
The witches had said, "Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none." Macbeth realized that because Banquo's descendants would be kings, his line would not be carried down. "Oh, full of scorpions is my mind, oh dear wife!" (Macbeth Act 3, Scene 2) Macbeth feared Banquo. He ordered for two men to murder both Banquo and Banquo's son, Fleance. Macbeth spoke about Banquo as if he was a terrible man, even though the witches spoke that Banquo would not be king. Fleance was able to escape, but his father was killed. Afterwards, Macbeth had a man he trusted more to kill those two murders of Banquo so there would be no witnesses. He became a ruthless and careless tyrant, ordering for death, whenever it was convenient. Macbeth's ambition, that originally made him a great warrior, turned against him and changed him into the deranged and cruel king. The witches brought on the result, but because of Macbeth's self-made decisions, the blame on the death still rests on Macbeth's
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