Comparing Whether Or Not To Blame In Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'
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Your honour, gentlemen of the jury. You have heard countless amounts of testimonies and you have seen the evidence; it is now time for you to decide what Macbeths fate will be. It is your God given duty to keep monsters like Macbeth of our streets. It is your God given duty to bring justice to this malevolent man. So as your God given duty let justice prevail today within the Supreme Court of Scotland. You have listened to witnesses testify, under oath, that the defendant is an utterly noble and honest human being, and you have questioned as to how the King of Scotland could possibly commit such heinous violence. However, unmistakable evidence opposes such testimonies and proves beyond realistic doubt that Macbeth the defendant gutlessly killed…show more content… They have told us that Macbeth suffered from insanity, diminished responsibility, and intoxication and even said he was influenced by the three witches that he spent only moments with. What sort of man would associate and even believe the nonsense that these unusual inhabitants of the earth foresee. Can you honestly as men of God, tell me that you believe that a man could be ruled by a woman? That a man could be deemed honourable but have diminished responsibilities. That a man could be so intoxicated to commit murder but still feel guilty. No one other than Macbeth should be placed responsible for the accused. Macbeth’s servant also stated in his testimony that he heard Macbeth say on the night of the murder to Lady Macbeth, “I have done the deed” (Act 2 Scene 2, 14). Murder in s302 states that a person who unlawfully kills another has committed a homicide, and is guilty of the crime of murder or manslaughter. If the person intended to kill or do grievous bodily harm the offence is murder. It also will be murder if in the prosecution of an unlawful purpose, the person does an act which is likely to endanger life, and another person dies as a result of that act. Not only has physical evidence been provided that Macbeth is guilty, he admitted to the crime