Macbeth V.S. Macbeth

By: Grady TIllotson

Macbeth Was his own Downfall

Even though some people may argue that The Witches or Lady Macbeth were Macbeth's downfall, the real thing that brought Macbeth down was himself by ignoring his own good thoughts and Banquo and killing him. . Macbeth was already full of evil even though Banquo says that "...oftentimes, to win us our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence"(Shakespeare 23). Even though Banquo, Macbeth's most trusted friend and ally in the battlefield and abroad, told him that what the witches say holds very little truth and is meant to deceive him, Macbeth is so filled with evil and self destructiveness that he still kills Duncan. As seen in the next quote. Macbeth is so evil that he ignores his best comrades advice not to kill a extremely nice and gracious king but instead he "enters, carrying the bloody daggers that he used to murder Duncan " (Shakespeare 53). This proves that Macbeth was his own downfall by killing his own good king in cold blood.

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Now Macbeth is planning his own certified destruction because "He persuades two murders to kill Banquo and his son ..."(Shakespeare 77). So he can be king for as long as possible and causing even more suspicion towards himself. This evidence shows that Macbeth is so greedy and evil that he caused himself to spiral out of control by killing his stupendous king Duncan and his best friend Banquo and tried to kill his son.

Literary Devices: Vincent Van Gogh, The Dark Knight, The Shinning

The Dark Knight (2008) Official Trailer #1 - Christopher Nolan Movie HD

The Movie:The Dark Knight (This will be the third time I have written this paragraph, so sorry if it's awful)

This movies character qualities and actions closely resemble those of Macbeth in the way that both the character, The Joker (Heath Ledger), and Macbeth are very self destructive and reckless. For example in the movie when The Joker plants bombs on a ship containing civilians and another ship containing convicts he plans to have them kill each other by giving the detonators to the other people's bombs. The way that he does this is by having a plan that he knows won't at all work and lead the batman to him if neither ships blew each other up, which is exactly what happened. Macbeth resembles this by sending murders after his most trusted friend and ally and his son. Which only causes him to have a war started against him and eventually be killed.
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The Novel:The Shinning By Stephen King

The novel The Shinning is the best book I could find that most closely relates to Macbeth by how much that Jack Torrance causes himself to go crazy. When Jack was uncomfortably relaxing in the Overlook Hotel he said he'd "give anything for a drink... I'd give my god-damned soul for just a glass of beer"(King 147). Jack said this because he was yelling at his wife and the bartender was not there to actually serve him a drink even though Jack was a raging alcoholic and he knew he shouldn't be drinking at all. Allowing himself to drink, yell at his wife and son and eventually attack them are all ways that he was self destructing himself in the book much like Macbeth and not listening to Banquo.
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Acrylic print By Paulo Zerbato

The print is clearly showing that the tree is cutting itself down and killing itself. The art relates to Macbeth because Macbeth enters, carrying the bloody daggers he used to murder Duncan (Shakespeare 53). This means that by killing Duncan he has now hugely alerted Banquo that Macbeth is probably the killer which means that he now needs to kill Banquo and his son which only causes war and Macbeth to be slain.In the long term Macbeth caused his own death. This