Macbeths Downfall

By Hannah Pearis

Who's to Blame?

The character that I think is responsible for Macbeth's down fall is Lady Macbeth because she is always pressuring Macbeth to not doubt the witches that told him he would be king if he killed Duncan, the current king. Lady Macbeth tells him this because she wants to be queen. Lady Macbeth says, "Make thick my blood; stop up the access and passage to remorse" (Shakespeare 35). In this quote she is saying that she wants to block out the guilt of knowing that the witches told Macbeth to kill the king. Because Macbeth would be king and she would be queen, and Lady Macbeth didn't want to give up the chance of being queen. In this quote Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are talking about how Duncan, the king, and how he will not see the light of day after he goes to sleep.

"My dearest love, Duncan comes here tonight" (Shakespeare 35), Said Macbeth.

"And when goes hence?" (Shakespeare 35), Replied Lady Macbeth.

"Tomorrow, as he purposes (Shakespeare 35), Macbeth told Lady Macbeth.

"O, never shall sun that morrow see!" (Shakespeare 35), Lady Macbeth said.

This conversation between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth was them planing the kings death. One other reason that I also blame Lady Macbeth for Macbeth's down fall is because, "If we fail?" (Shakespeare 45), Macbeth Said.

"We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail" (Shakespeare 45), Lady Macbeth replied to Macbeth. In this quote Macbeth is questioning if the plan to kill the king is going to work of not, and he's wondering if he's going to fail at killing to king to be king of not. Lady Macbeth is saying if we fail then screw all the time we put into this plan, so we will not fail.

How it connects

Literary Devices

The first literary device I chose is dynamic character; a character that changes throughout the story. The quote that I chose to represent dynamic character is," ...Thane of Cawdor! The greatest is behind..."(Shakespeare 23). I picked this quote because its from the more of the beginning of the book. Also it says on the quote that greatest is past me, but in reality when he says that the worst is about to come. Macbeth goes from being perfectly fine in his life had to now wanting to be queen all because of this possible fate the witches told him,"All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!"(Shakespeare 19). This quote is the witches talking to Macbeth takes it in as kill the current king to become king.

My second literary device that I'm going to use is imagery because in the play Macbeth there are some very detailed moments some kind of gross and others not so much. One of the more groosum imagery quotes are,"...Macduff was drone his mother's womb Untimely ripped"(Shakepeare 181). This quotes shows that Macduff was technically not born of woman. Making Macduff able to kill Macbeth because he was not born of woman. Along with the detailed with the words womb, and ripped.


One of the connections I made to Macbeth is from the movie Monsters Inc. because Lady Macbeth is like Randall she will do a lot of things almost anything to me Macbeth king, and most of all make her queen. In the movie Randall wants to be the record holder for top screamer(meaning he gets the most screams out of children). In the book Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to not be afraid to kill the king because then the 2 of them can rule together. And Randall sabotages Mikey and Sullivan by finding out they had a kid from earth and then reporting them so they would get fired. Then Randall had become to top record holding person. Sometimes he even used him invisibility characteristic to spy on Mikey and Sullivan, and sometimes scare them.