Macbeth

By: Destany L'Heureux block:3

There is no one else to blame but himself

Macbeth and his lady are to blame. They have motive, opportunity, and everything in the prophecies came true. Macbeth could have decided at any time that killing Duncan was wrong and back out. In the play lady Macbeth sleep walks and plays through that night that Duncan was murdered, "what's done can not be undone" (Shakespeare act 5 scene 1). If you kill someone they can't come back to life. In the prophecies the witches tell Macbeth he is going to be thane of Glamis, thane Cawdor, and king "all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king" (Shakespeare act 1 scene 2). Once the witches told Macbeth and Banquo what was going to happen in the future, it happened. But would it have happened if Macbeth didn't push the prophecies by killing Duncan. To honor Macbeth's bravery the king, Duncan, came to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's castle. Duncan was killed the night he got there in Macbeth's castle "the kind comes here tonight" (Shakespeare act 1 scene 5). If someone was killed while they were at someone else's house they would be questioned for the murder. Macbeth may not say it exactly but it makes sense that he killed Duncan for his own good "I have done the deed" (Shakespeare act 2 scene 2). The word "deed" is defined as an action that is preformed intentionally or consciously. So it's obvious Macbeth knew what he was doing. For those reasons I believe that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth worked as a team to kill their king, Duncan.
Kansas - Carry on my wayward son - Lyrics

Macbeth's song

This song relates to Macbeth's downfall because Macbeth's downfall is Macbeth. This song shows the downfall because in the song it says that the writer was very head strong but that he was too head strong and it cost him. "I was soaring ever higher but I flew too high" (Kansas). Macbeth killed Duncan for his own good but he did something that would cost his life in the end. Macbeth wants to be king so he kills Duncan so he can become king "I dare do all that may become a man" (Shakespeare act 1 scene 7). He says he wants to become a king.

Dynamic character

Lady Macbeth is an example of a dynamic character. In the beginning of the story she wants Macbeth to kill Duncan so she can have power through Macbeth " In the end of the play Lady Macbeth can't get Duncan's death out of her mind and its killing her "who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him" (act 5 scene 1). She sleep walks every night and does the same thing. She replays the crime over and over. Lady Macbeth being the dynamic character in this play is what brings it to life. If Lady Macbeth wouldn't have convinced Macbeth to do the crime then she wouldn't have ever been able to feel like she did wrong.

Tragic hero

Macbeth is a tragic hero because at the beginning Macbeth is a noble hero and is honored for his bravery. Duncan wants to reward Macbeth for his bravery in battle "and with his former title greet Macbeth" (Shakespeare act 1 scene 1). But his ambition gets to him and he kills Duncan because thane of Cawdor is not enough and he wants more. Macbeth kills Duncan for power and Banquo suspects him "thou hast it now- king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised; and I fear thou play'dst most foully for't" (Shakespeare act 3 scene 1).

Symoblism

The water that Lady Macbeth uses to wash away Duncan's blood is a form of symbolism because she is washing off her guilt. Lady Macbeth feels guilty for the murder so she sleep walks and replays the night in her head. She is trying to get Duncan's blood off her hands "out, damned spot! out, I say!" (Shakespeare act 5 scene 1).