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  • Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    Was Macbeth responsible for his own downfall Eleventh century Scotland was a violent and troubled country. Feuding families and clans fought to control trade and territory. The castle was the power base for each warlord (Thane). Political murder and revenge killings were commonplace. Marauding Vikings and Norsemen raided constantly. Macbeth was born in 1005, son of a great family that ruled Moray and Ross. Macbeths father was murdered by his own cousins. He then married Gru ach, granddaughter to...
  • Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    The witches could foretell the future, they can add temptation, and influence Macbeth, but they could not control his destiny. Macbeth created his own misery when he kills people. This causes him to become insecure, because of the reasons for his actions, which in turn causes him to commit more murders. The witches give great enticement, but in the end, it's Macbeth's decision to fall for the temptation. The three Witches are only responsible for introducing the ideas to Macbeth, and putting the...
  • Lady Macbeth The Three Witches
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    An individual makes many decisions in his or her lifetimes that will determine the outcome of his or her life. The decisions made are made by the individual alone. Therefore, every individual is responsible for his or her own actions. Others may influence the individual however; the outcome of the choice made will still be the responsibility of the individual making the decision. In the great Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth, the protagonist, Macbeth, kills King Duncan because of influence of his w...
  • Three Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    There are many different types of power which a person may have. Some of the time, however, the person in that power is not the best person to be in that power. This is especially true in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Throughout the course of the play, the Three Witches and Lady Macbeth are the people with the most power over Macbeth's life. The more power that a person has, the more corrupt they become. Many different people in Macbeth have power, and there are different ways to be powerful, U...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Three Witches
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    In this essay, I will attempt to answer the above question, Is Macbeth a Shakespearean Tragic Hero To do this, I will need to do a number of things. Firstly, I will need to establish what a Shakespearean Tragic Hero is. Afterwards, I will look at Macbeths character, actions, dialogue and the dynamics of the play to come to my own conclusions and ascertain whether Macbeth is a Shakespearean Tragic Hero. In order to answer the above question with any degree of competency, it is necessary to have a...
  • Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    The combination of the influence of the witches and the influence of Lady Macbeth on Macbeth are what precipitate the tragedy. The witches initial prophecies, where they address Macbeth with titles he doesn t have, influence Macbeth. The apparitions in the play also have an influence on Macbeth because of their ambiguous allure. When Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth's masculinity she influences him to kill Duncan. Even though Macbeth has doubts, Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan by calming...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Witches
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    Evil In Women and Its Effect on Macbeth '... My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is But what is not. ' (1.3. 140-143). Throughout Shakespeare's play, we see that Macbeth is the victim of evil seduction by women. In the above quote the evil is perpetrated by the witches. Lady Macbeth also plays a strong role in his moral corruption. '. .. the influence of Lady Macbeth (though she too has an inarticula...
  • Help From The Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    The tragic downfall of Macbeth was not determined by one single cause. It was rather caused by a combination of three dark forces: supernatural, external, and internal. Supernatural forces are represented by the three witches and dark powers behind them. Lady Macbeth is an outer force that pushes Macbeth towards the bloody deeds. Macbeth's own ambition acts as deciding power in bringing him to his downfall. The very beginning of the play indicates that dark supernatural forces will be involved. ...
  • Foundation For Evil And Macbeth
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    Macbeth: A Noble and Highly Respected Figure In Ducan's Reign Macbeth was a noble and highly respected figure in King Duncan's reign. He lived a brave and honest life, serving the King and his country against evil. The Tragedy of Macbeth occurred when the weird sisters met Macbeth for the first time. An evil mind took over Macbeth, and he was doomed to the witches prophesies until his death. Macbeth was a General of the King's army, and served the King with honor and dignity. After success in th...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Three Witches
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    These scenes establish the play's dramatic premise-the witches' awakening of Macbeth's ambition-and present the main characters and their relationships. At the same time, the first three scenes establish a dark mood that permeates the entire play. The stage directions indicate that the play begins with a storm, and malignant supernatural forces immediately appear in the form of the three witches. From there, the action quickly shifts to a battlefield that is dominated by a sense of the grislines...
  • Influence The Three Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    Macbeth by William Shakespeare Essay- Final Draft Q: Who is most responsible for the death of King Duncan (Acts I and II). There are certain times in life when a person commits an action not entirely of his own accord but under the influence of others. Through this person's weakness of will, and vaulting ambition is this action performed. However this guiding force only focuses upon urges already present in that person's mind, such as ambition, whereby it is still the person who is to be blamed,...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Witches
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    To what extent is Macbeth responsible for his actions? Whose Fault Is It? In the play Macbeth, Macbeth's actions are cold blooded and are done out of ambition and greed. For example, he killed King Duncan because he wanted to be the king of Scotland. He also hired murderers to kill Banque and his son Flea nce because they stood in his way of becoming king. Only Macbeth was responsible for his deeds, however, the witches, and Lady Macbeth also played key roles in influencing Macbeth's actions. Du...
  • Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    Macbeth: The Witches' Responsibility for Macbeth's Actions The three witches that are introduced at the beginning of the play are responsible for the introduction of the ideas that caused Duncan's death and Macbeth's destruction but not for Macbeth's actions themselves. They recount to Macbeth three prophecies; that Macbeth will be: 1) Thane of Candor, 2) Thane of Glam is, and 3) King. Macbeth welcomes the ideas spawned from the witches' prophecies, which is what triggered the spiral of events i...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Three Witches
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    'Macbeth deserved to die because he was totally responsible for the betraying the Scottish king, Duncan, and the Scottish people'; . Write an analytical essay in which you explore the forces behind Macbeth's murdering ways. Macbeth deserved to die for betraying the Scottish king, Duncan, and the Scottish people; however, he was not totally responsible for his actions. Lady Macbeth and the three Witches also played a major role. They were responsible for convincing Macbeth to begin the series of ...
  • Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    To what extent are the witches in the tragedy Macbeth responsible for Macbeth's actions? The Three witches in the tragedy Macbeth are introduced right at the beginning of the play. They recount to Macbeth three prophesies. That Macbeth will be Thane of Candor, Thane of Glass and King. These prophesies introduce Macbeth to ideas of greatness. Macbeth will eventually follow through on killing king Duncan. It was sometimes thought that the witches had the ability to reverse the natural order of thi...
  • Witches And Lady Macbeth
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    After careful thought I do not agree with King Duncans death marks the beginning of Macbeths downfall. Shakespeare emphasises throughout the play that Macbeth has free will and can choose whether "Chance will crown me". I think his downfall began at the first meeting with the witches when he was "rapt withal" at the prospects they gave him. A major influence of the play was the new King James I. Shakespeare wished to compliment him so he carefully included James obsession with witches and some o...
  • King Without Lady Macbeth
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    Legend has it that Macbeth was written in 1606 and performed at Hampton court for King James I; although some historians argue that it was in fact premiered at The Globe theatre, as were most of Shakespeare's productions. Irrespective of this polemic, the play is littered with aspects, issues and ideas that would undoubtedly suggest that the play was indeed written to please King James, who was at the time, patron of Shakespeare's theatre group. One of these themes deals with witches who James w...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Witches
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    Lytton High School's 2001 Shakespeare in Schools production. The women's drama team at Lytton High School is this year performing a compilation of scenes from the Scottish play Macbeth. The setting is the 1980's and the focal point is women and their power. Lady Macbeth is a power hungry feminist of the 1980's, intent to unr id herself of all felinity to gain power and control. The witches, businesswomen with a mission, are determined to play with her vaulting ambition. It is inevitable that wit...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Witches
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    Macbeth It wasn't fate that guided Macbeth's course, rather it was his own free will and external influences that did so. The witches manipulation of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth's influence, Macbeth's active participation in fulfilling the prophecies and conflicting thoughts, are all factors that show that it was his own free will which determined his future. William Shakespeare's Macbeth details the rise and gradual fall of a Scottish General, Macbeth. In the opening scenes, Macbeth is approached by ...
  • Main Theme Of Macbeth
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    Many works of literature introduce some of the major themes to the reader during the first chapter or opening scene. The first act of William Shakespeare's Macbeth introduces many of the main themes that are portrayed throughout the play. Macbeth is about an intelligent and brave man, Macbeth, who purposely murders his king. Macbeth then must immediately kill two other people as a consequence of his first murder. The murders put Macbeth on a road to disgrace and a violent death. Three major them...

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