What made Macbeth what he is later in the story?

Who is to blame for Macbeth's downfall

I believe that lady Macbeth is to blame for Macbeth's downfall. She is the one that forced Macbeth to kill Duncan to become king. If she wouldn't have forced him to do that, they would have lived happily in their castle. Yet since she made him kill him, he became a villain and a murderer.

Song Connection

This song explains part of the feeling and part of how Lady Macbeth is. She wants the best for Macbeth but it isn't the best way to do it. The song says "we still are made of greed" which relates to the story because Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are greedy because they both wanted the kingdom so badly for themselves that they murdered lots of people. Also when they were kings, they both were cruel to the people of Scotland.
Demons - Imagine Dragons (x30)

Movie Connection

I believe that the Lion King character, Scar, acts a lot like Macbeth

  • Both plotted to kill their king
  • Both were close to their king
  • Both became king after the original kings death
  • The people in both stories hated the new king

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Scar is like Macbeth because they both weren't the nicest people before they wanted to become king. Once they wanted to become king, they became power hungry and murderers. For Scar though, he was actually not supposed to be king. Macbeth though, he was the only person that had to be king.

Static Character

"They smack of honor. Go get him surgeons" Shakespeare 11. This quote is a example of a static character because Duncan throughout the whole story, is a noble person that always cares for the people. All the way until he died, he cared for the people. This is unlike Macbeth because he only cared about having the kingdom for himself.

Dynamic Character

I believe that Macbeth is a dynamic character because he starts off as a person that was always doing things for the king. Anytime Duncan would ask for something, he would always do what he asked and always treated him with respect. Like he did here "The hearing of my wife with your approach; So, humbly take my leave" (Shakespeare 29).

Verbal Irony

There is verbal irony when Macbeth is talking to the king in his palace. Macbeth has already spoken to the witches and has just fought in the battle that took place. He says "The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it pays itself. Your Highness' part Is to receive our duties". This is irony because Macbeth says that he doesn't need anyone to repay him, but he really wants to be given lots of stuff.