Who Is Responsible For Macbeth's Downfall

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Many aspects found in the play of Macbeth could be argued to be what lead him to his critical downfall, but the importance of the supernatural is most evident. The supernatural appearances played a very integral part in Macbeth’s down fall, through the witches’ prophecies, Banquo’s ghost, and the infamous dagger scene. The appearances of three witches, or the “weird sisters” as they’re often referred to, play a significant role in Macbeth’s downfall. Their introduction to the prophecies ignited Macbeth’s ambition which lead him to the murder of Duncan, “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs, against the use of nature? Present fears are less than horrible imaginings” ( I, iii, 138-142). This is an example of how the witches represent Macbeth’s evil ambitions. After he receives news about him becoming the new Thane of Cawdor, he is perplexed by the news that the witches’ prophecies might be true after all. He finds himself craving for more, which leads him to the “horrid image” of him murdering Duncan to receive the crown.…show more content…
It is the tool that finalized Macbeth's decision to kill Duncan, leading to his loss of morality, “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still” (II, i, 33-36). At the appearance of the dagger, Macbeth falls victim to his delusions. His mental deterioration make an appearance at his inability to grasp what was reality and what was fantasy Like Banquo’s ghost, the dagger is not proven to be an act of the supernatural or the ill-minded Macbeth, but it is known that it was the last push he needed to commit the murder. His ambitious hunger for power clouded all thoughts of morality which lead him to his inevitable
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