Macbeth Summative

By: Courtney Farr

The Downfall of Macbeth

In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth plays to Macbeth's weakness and convinces him to do bad things and kill a few people. Lady Macbeth is the reason for Macbeth's downfall. In the beginning Macbeth didn't want to kill Duncan but Lady Macbeth convinced him. Macbeth says in the play "...that but this blow,Might be the be-all and the end-all — here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'ld jump the life to come" (1.7.5-7). Macbeth, although showing desire for being king, he also was thinking about the consequences that could from these actions. Lady Macbeth states," I have given suck, and know. How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you. Have done to this"(1.7.54-59) Lady Macbeth wanted Macbeth to kill Duncan as they had discussed, but Macbeth wanted to back out. Therefore, Lady Macbeth told him that she would not back of an agreement with him. Even if that agreement meant her killing their child. After killing Duncan, Macbeth said, "Still it cried 'Sleep no more!' to all the house: 'Glamis hath murder'd sleep, and therefore Cawdor. Shall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more'" (2.2.38-40). Macbeth regretted killing Duncan and feared he would no longer be able to sleep. Lady Macbeth caused all of this to happen because of her greed and persitense. Macbeth tried to deny her but she wouldn't quit. Don't worry though, Lady Macbeth got what was coming to her. She went insane and felt so guilty.
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Macbeth Summary

Macbeth saved Duncan when he was in grief

Duncan was the emperor and the king

The witches told Macbeth that he'd be cheif

So he must kill Duncan to reach his ring

Lady Macbeth was pleased to hear this news

She made Macbeth kill Duncan in his sleep

He took the dagger with him as he ruse

He was looking for peace but he would weep

Then, the witches said "you are undying"

Just then, the forest morphed kind of bended

Macbeth was killed and his rein was dying

Also, the lady, her mind not so splendid

Full of guilt Lady Macbeth is very dead

So e'er you do, don't get a big head

I'll Make A Man Out Of You- Mulan (lyrics)

Lady Macbeth Wants a Man....

Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to "man up" and kill Duncan. She wants power. Lady Macbeth expresses, " I have given suck, and know How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this"(1.7.55-60). Lady Macbeth is saying she would "be a man" ,ironically, and kill there baby had she promised to do so, as Macbeth did to killing Duncan.