Who made Macbeth act the way he did?
Who is to blame?
The witches are who to blame for Macbeth's downfall. The first witch said, "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!" (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 52-53). The second witch said, "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 54-55). The third witch said, "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" (Act 1, Scene 3, Lines 56-57). The three witches planted into Macbeth's head that he will become King. That his destiny is to become King. I believe that if the witches did not put the thought of Macbeth being King in his head, he would not have thought to be King on his own. If he didn't think he would become King he wouldn't have gone crazy and killed all these people.
"I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven, or to hell." (Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 71-73). Macbeth kills King Duncan and that is a tragedy because he was the King and people liked him, but now their needs to be a new King.
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The witch (Meryl Streep) tells the Baker (James Corden) and the Baker's wife (Emily Blunt) that if they do all these things they can have a baby. The witch is manipulating the Baker and his wife and putting a thought into their head that could or could not happen. In Macbeth, the witches put into Macbeth's head that he will become King. The witches in Macbeth are like the witch in Into the Woods because the witches all put something into their heads to get them to do things, though the Baker and his wife did not kill people, the witch still put a thought in their heads and they did everything they could to make that come true.