Man of Honor to Murderous Maniac?!

Macbeth- Who is to blame?

Personally, I believe that Macbeth is the sole reason of his downfall. If what the witches told him were true, he wouldn't have to murder the king, he would've just become the king eventually. Sure, his wife didn't help with him doing the right thing, but he's the one who decided that it was necessary, which it wasn't, to kill the king. "All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee Thane of Glamis... Thane of Cawdor"(Shakespeare Act One, Scene Three, lines 52 through 55). If what the witches said were true, then he would've been the thane anyways, so why even kill the king, and lead to his own downfall? And sure, there were many times where Lady Macbeth was leading him on to do the deed. "We Fail? But screw your courage into the sticking place, And we will not fail"(Shakespeare Act One, Scene Seven, lines 69 to 71). He should've said she wants him dead so much to do it herself instead of make him do it. But, instead of just not doing it, he goes through with his wife's wants of power and kills King Duncan. He doesn't even make an excuse for it. "I have no spur to pick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition"(Shakespeare, Act One, Scene Seven, Lines 26 through 28). That is really just Macbeth saying that Duncan is such a good king that the only reason that he's gonna kill him because he wants the throne. He accepts this fact and kills the King, which very slowly leads to his own demise.

Literary Devices In Macbeth


In the Play of Macbeth, one of the Most famous of the speeches is the one in the dagger scene. "Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee! I have thee not, and yet I see thee still" Shakespeare, Act Two, Scene One, Lines 42 through 44). In this speech it describes in detail a dagger Macbeth's imagination has conjured up. Seeing it as a sign, Macbeth uses this to prove that he should indeed kill the king.


Everybody has a person opposite of their own personality. In Macbeth's case it is the character Banquo. "I fear thou play'dst most foully for't" ( Shakespeare, Act Three, Scene One, Lines 2 and 3). Banquo has proven he's as good a man as Macbeth once was, trying to bring Macbeth's crimes to justice. Banquo refuses to be corrupted by what the witches have told him and will simply let it play it natural course, unlike a certain Shakespearean character we know.

Tragic Hero

I'm sure you've been waiting for this one, and of course, I'm talking about Macbeth. Once a hero of his country, being praised by the king himself, Macbeth was a truly great guy. "The service and the loyalty I owe, in doing it pays itself"(Shakespeare, Act One, Scene Four, lines 25 and 26). But like all good things, this had to come to an end, as we all now how the story of Macbeth goes.

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Loki-The MACBETH of the Marvel Universe

In the movies Thor, The Avengers, Thor The Dark World, and soon Thor Ragnarok(2017, I do believe), Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is a good example of a Macbeth type character. Watch the Video below to see my point.
Loki's Parentage
See? All Loki has to do is accept that his parents love him and hes no different then his brother or anyone in his family. However, if you've seen Marvel's The Avengers, and, I mean, who hasn't seen The Avengers?!?! ITS THE BEST MOVIE EVER! Well anyways, if you've seen the avengers, which you obviously have, you know that Loki, instead of just accepting he's a little different and living on the rest of his life, he goes for the "Throne", as seen in this next clip.
The Avengers - Iron Man VS Loki W/ MK VII Suit up | 1080pMovieClips
Besides being one of my favorite scenes from my favorite movie ever, it perfectly shows that Loki, just like Macbeth, is going after a throne that he can never truly have. He even meets a gruesome ending...
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A Humble begin. A choice of Evil Intent, that didn't have to be made. A tragic Defeat brought on by said choice. The Lives of Macbeth and Loki aren't to far of from each other.