Macbeth: Victim, Villain, or both

Macbeth is both the victim and the villain shown throughout the play. He is more of the victim in the beginning of the play when the three witches influenced him by giving him advice and stating predictions filling his head with dreams. If he didn’t encounter with the three witches the thought of killing Duncan would not have even crossed his mind. “FIRST WITCH "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!" SECOND WITCH "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" THIRD WITCH "All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be King hereafter” these word of the witches started the evil thought in Macbeth’s head. Lady Macbeth also had a big part in him becoming a villain. Macbeth was doubtful about the whole idea until he spoke with his wife lady Macbeth who persuaded him to proceed with the idea to kill Duncan. I believe after speaking to the witches and his wife, he had the power to not listen to them and go on with his life but he chose to go on with these devilish plans making him a villain. Macbeth had some control over his destiny because he had a choice between the good and bad path and he chose the path of evil. As the play continued Macbeth became overwhelmed with greed and power he lost control of his own actions even lady Macbeth was a little frighten of her husband’s evil actions. By the end of the play Macbeth was a complete villain who could not be stopped so he was killed.