The witches are to blame for Macbeth's downfall because they told him half true prophecies that led to his evil deeds. This is obvious in one of the scenes when the third witch said," All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" ( Act 1, Scene 3). This lead to Macbeth's downfall because it went into his mind he would have to kill the king and his sons for the witches prophecies to come true. This is seen again in the story when the third witches sent the third apparition to give Macbeth a message that said, "The pow'r of man, for none born of a woman Shall harm Macbeth"(Act 4 Scene 1). This gave Macbeth the confidence that he couldn't be harmed by another human so he killed people, and did evil deeds because of this new false confidence. Another one of the half truth prophecies is when the First Apparition said to Macbeth," Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff"(Act 4 Scene 1). This completed his fear of Macduff, So he killed Macduff's family which led to Macduff's anger towards Macbeth expand, leading to Macbeth's death which became his greatest downfall.
Macbeth is a Dynamic character because he does change throughout the play however it isn't for the better.[Aside] This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill; cannot be good, why hath it given me earnest of success commencing in a truth?"(Act 1 Scene 3). This showed that he is a dynamic character because he changed form a humble solider to a solider looking for power. Which meant becoming the king.
Macbeth and Banquo were both told prophecies form the witches that would benefit them, however, Macbeth wanted power an Banquo was content with what he already had. This was one of Macbeth's many mistakes throughout the play. This is shown early in the play when the Withces say,"So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo, all hail!"(Act 1 Scene 3). Macbeth hears this and reacts by saying to himself,"My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical" (Act 1 Scene 3). But when Banquo hears this he says to Macbeth,"to win us are harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to bureau's in deepest consequence."(Act 1 Scene 3). This shows the difference in the characters because, Macbeth looked for the benefits from the witches prophecy, but Banquo was hesitant to believe the witches because he knew that the witches evil powers could tempt people, that would eventually trick them to lay their path for their own destruction.
Macbeth is the main tragic hero in this play,because he made a decision that the witches told him the truth in their prophecies. This led to his downfall. In the play you can see Macbeth keeps believing the witches more and more. And with Lady Macbeth rejuvenating his idea of killing the king by questioning his manhood, he makes the judgement that eventually led to his destruction. In the play Macbeth says,"I have done the deed"(Act 2 Scene 2). This meant that he had just killed the king. Since he made the decision that killing the king was the only way to fulfil the prophecies of the witches, he led a path of destruction and went on a killing spree, that eventually led Macduff to kill him.
Song Connection- Megadeth- Symphony of Destruction
Symphony of Destruction is a song by Megadeth. This song resembles Macbeth because it shows how someone can tell you something and trick you into doing what they want which is what the witches did to Macbeth. The song says," You take a mortal man and put him in control. Watch him become a god, Watch people's head a'roll"(Magadeth). This is like what the witches did to Macbeth because that took a loyal solider and told him half-truth prophecies, and watched him become a king then they watched his head cut off by Macduff. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vfpgpf6QVnI
Movie Connection- Exodus Gods and Kings. Ramses ( Joel Edgerton)
The character that resembles Macbeth is Ramses. His Nuns give him advice to go and chase the hero that saved thousands of people. So Ramses goes after him and gets his army men and himself killed. This is like Macbeth because the nuns told him to do something that led to his downfall. This is similar to Macbeth because the witches told him something that actually led to his death, just like in this movie. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W2WtXIR9q0E