The Tragedy of Macbeth
By : Molly Robinson
Who is to Blame For Macbeth's Downfall?
The only person truly responsible for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth. She encouraged him murdering and wanted him to do bad things to become king and killing more and more so no one would know. In act 1 scene 7 when Macbeth begins thinking about how killing Duncan may not be right, Lady Macbeth questions his true manliness encouraging him that it is the right thing to do. “What beast was’t then that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst it, then you were a man…” (Littell 43). In act 2 scene 2, after killing Duncan Macbeth is consumed with guilt and Lady Macbeth tells him to get over it and pull himself together, “My hands are of your colour, but I shame to wear a heart so white.” (Littell 59). In act 3 scene 4, Macbeth sees Banqou’s ghost and thinks about what comes around goes around, “It will have blood they say, blood will have blood…” (Littell 105). But Lady Macbeth tells him to stop worrying about it
LIterary Device #1 : Dramatic Irony
Literary Device #2 : Comic Relief
Literary Device #3 Symbolism
Option 5 Sonnet: Pressed With Love
It wasn't just the witches magical touch.
Little Macbeth was driven to kill
and ignore everything he did feel
In Macbeth's eyes, these acts are immorally wrong
but all Lady Macbeth wanted was power all along.