Macbeth's Tragic Downfall
The Scottish Play
Explanation of the downfall
Character analysis: Lady Macbeth
"By each at once her choppy fingers laying upon her skinny lips. You shoukd be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so"(1.1 46-50). Macbeth has just encountered the witches and assumes them to be women. But they have beards so he cannot say if they are or are not women.
"Of all men else i have avoided thee. But get thee back. My soul is too much charged with blood of thine already"
Towards the beginning of the book Mackbeth begins to murder many people. But in this scene he told Macduff he does not wish to murder him because Macbeth already killed his family.
"Macbeth is ripe for shaking..."(4.3 280)
They are comparing Macbeth to a ripe fruit because he is ready to be attacked by the enemy.