The Tragedy of Macbeth
By: Mackenzie Loftin Hour: 3
Lady Macbeth is to Blame for Macbeth's Downfall
Theme- The theme in Macbeth is that one influence can change everything. Lady Macbeth is the influence that changed everything. The witches just said Macbeth shall be king- they never said he had to kill the king. Lady Macbeth got the notion in her head that she was going to make her husband kill the king, and that she did. "Only look up clear. To alter favor ever is to fear. Leave all the rest to me." (Shakespeare 37).
Foreshadowing- Throughout the whole story, Macbeth's downfall is foreshadowed. The witches are the ones who foreshadowed his future, but lady Macbeth is the one who altered it. She took what they said as that she was going to make her husband kill the king. What the witches really said was that he shall be king. "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor." (Shakespeare 17).