by; Aubrey Fielder

Macbeth's Downfall

It can be argued that the reason for Macbeth's downfall was at the hands of lady macbeth. Macbeth started off fairly sane and put together. However, he began to make bad decisions and it changed the person he was immensly. If it were not for Lady Macbeth, he would never have murdered his first victim, King Duncan, therefore would never have gone on a killing rampage. Macbeth says, " we will proceed no further in this buisness. he hath honored me of late..." (act 1 scene 7). But lady Macbeth does not accept that answer and will not take no for an answer. She convinced her husband to kill duncan, among his many pleas to not go through with it, she continued to push it onto him. "what beast was't then that made you break this enterprise to me? when you durst do it, then you were a man; and so much more than what you were, you would be so much more than a man." (act 1 scene 7) She caused Macbeth to be desperate for her respect after insulting his manhood and questioning his love for her. She brought him to the point of doing anything to show he had power. Once he committed the first murder, she didn't stop there, she kept leading him into more and more trouble as the story progresses. "tis safter to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy."(act 3 scene 2). She insisted that they were not safe unless banquo be killed, which helped in starting his thirst for power. Lady Macbeth led her husband into the horrible end that he eventually endures because she was desperate for power. She wanted her husband to be king so badly that she ultimately ruined both of their lives.

"my lullaby"

This song relates to Macbeth because it talks about wanting power and a kingdom. The character in the song is willing to do anything, especially murder, as long as he gets what he wants. Macbeth was willing to kill several people in order to rise to power. The song also discussed the topic of a war. In the novel, Macbeth and Macduff have a bloody battle that results in the death of the evil Macbeth. This song also relates to how lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill king Duncan. In the song, it talks about wanted power and it says that in the end the only thing that matters is whether or not they have power. In Macbeth, lady Macbeth is only worried about the throne. She does not feel like they are fully happy unless they have all the power they can get. This results in her convincing Macbeth to begin killing which leads to his downfall all in the name of power.

"Ella Enchanted"relates to " Macbeth"

Macbeth and Ella Enchanted are related because in both stories the center focus of the character is power and the throne. In Macbeth, a man is convinced by his wife that all they need in life is power and if they do not have the throne, then he is not a man. She makes him feel useless and that he means nothing unless he is rich and powerful. She convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan but it didn't stop there. He killed several after that all so he could gain power. This ultimately led to his downfall. In Ella Enchanted, ella falls in love with a prince and when she goes to a ball with him, she meets his uncle. His uncle is envious that he is in power and will do anything to steal the throne. The uncle comes to Ella and forces her to kill the prince. She refuses to kill him however. He knows that ella has been cursed since she was little to do whatever anyone tells her. She must follow every direction that someone gives her. He uses that to his advantage. He tells ella she must kill the prince. When it comes down to it, she is able to break the curse. In the end, the uncle leads himself into a downfall resulting in death. His greed controlled him too much. They are similar because in Ella Enchanted, the uncle is resembling lady Macbeth by controlling ella and convincing her to kill for power. Lady Macbeth and the uncle are essentially the same person and have the same traits. Therefore, connecting the two stories

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