the king. But that all changed when he started to want more. The play “The Tragedy of Macbeth” by William Shakespeare is full of deaths. But why was Macbeth responsible for his own downfall? That is because Macbeth’s downfall was caused by his desire to become king which changed his perspective of right from wrong. This resulted in Macbeth’s power hunger, his greed and his ambition which are all factors that caused him his own life. Power can change people in a way that is incomprehensible.
faith in the prophesies of the three witches. Macbeth's wife, Lady Macbeth, is instrumental in Macbeth's ambition, urging him on when he fears he is doing the wrong thing. Later in the play, Lady Macbeth's own conscience begins to torture her and she imagines that she can see her hands covered with blood. Consequently, she commits suicide while Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm becomes king. By the end of the play, it is conveyed that Macbeth’s downfall is caused by both, himself and outside forces
and honorable person. However, his character is changed by the influences of several factors.The influences from the witches' prophecies, and from Lady Macbeth insinuate the tragic downfall of Macbeth, however it is his own vaulting ambition and hamartia that are most influential in determining his destiny. Macbeth’s strive for power affects every aspect of his life, and this motivation eventually leads to his own demise. The prophecies of the witches are what first spark the desire within Macbeth
leader to the Scottish people and even goes a little bit insane. The readers of Shakespeare’s play are constantly surprised at the progression of Macbeth’s negative qualities and tyrannical decisions. Macbeth’s excessive ambition leading to him being power hungry, his guilt leading to him losing his sanity, and his wife’s influence on his decisions Macbeth’s cause integrity to spiral downward throughout the story. The story opens with a conversation between the Witches, however the very next scene
accident, crime or natural catastrophe. An example of great tragedy in my words is “Macbeth”, one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful plays’. The question I will be answering today is ‘who is responsible for Macbeths downfall?’ The Witches and Lady Macbeth are largely responsible for Macbeth’s downfall, although he himself is too. Macbeth, encouraged by his wife, attempts to eliminate the obstacles preventing him from being king. These obstacles happen to be other characters in the play.
which the play drives. The three witches in the play, and their prophecies serve an important role for the downfall of Macbeth, although they are not the catalyst to all of his crimes, and certainly not the most powerful characters in the play, considering he was not forced to carry out the crimes that he committed. The witches in ‘Macbeth’ are only partially responsible for Macbeth's downfall, because they simply influence his fate, rather than control it. The witches provided the main character
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
Though it can be reasoned, in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth was the main reason for Macbeth’s downfall due to prosecession; the real person responsible for the downfall of Macbeth is himself. In the Elizabethan time, which was in the period in which Macbeth is taken place, people truly believed in witches and their evil supernatural powers. Macbeth was the person to blame, in the play, because of his strong connection to the witches, writes to his wife for motivation, and
is a classic example of a tragic hero. Macbeth, who was once a loyal warrior to his king, came to a downfall. There are many reasons for Macbeth’s collapse of which three will be discussed. The three reasons for Macbeth’s downfall are the prophecies which were told to him by the witches. The fact that Lady Macbeth influenced his actions and judgments, and his deep-rooted ambition lead to his tragic death. The witches took great part of Macbeth’s ruin. They influenced Macbeth by foretelling his
Finally, undoubtedly the most significant factor that catalyzed Macbeth’s demise, is Macbeth himself. Although both Lady Macbeth and the witches play a crucial role in the development of the story by manipulating Macbeth, he is the one to physically act upon their words. At the outset of the story Macbeth is described as an incredibly respected Scottish general, however, as the story advances and temptation drives this tragic hero mad, he devolves into a selfish, over-ambitious fool. Easily swayed