Who Is To Blame In Macbeth

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If you did something even though you knew it was wrong, would you ever be able to forgive yourself? Macbeth and Lady Macbeth murdered the King of Scotland, Duncan; they did it so that Macbeth could become King, and fulfil the prophecies he was told. Macbeth was Duncan’s cousin and noble, he was suppose to be able to be trusted. When the murder was first committed Macbeth felt guilty and like a monster, he didn’t know how to handle himself but Lady Macbeth was okay with it and didn’t feel any guilt at all and said it was for the best. Throughout the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s feelings about the murder they committed change drastically, from one end of the spectrum to the other. In the beginning of the play, after Macbeth finds out what his prophecy is, him and his wife have different…show more content…
“Here’s the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. O, O, O!” Lady Macbeth says this as she sleeps, proving that now she is the one who feels guilty. She cannot clean her hands of the blood from Duncan’s murder, despite how much she scrubs them. Not long after this incident Seyton brought the news to Macbeth saying, “The Queen, my Lord, is dead.” Lady Macbeth became so guilty feeling and upset about what she had done that she took her own life in an act of suicide. Macbeth on the other hand seemed to grow to be more okay with the murder he committed. Macbeth grew conceited and cocky, thinking that he could not be killed by Macduff because of the prophecies. “Tell thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.” Once Macbeth knew Macduff would be able to kill him he no longer wanted to fight like he had before. “I’ll not fight with thee,” Macbeth said, wanting to coward away, but not being allowed to. In the end, the attitudes of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had changed immensely.

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