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Bailey Crabtree

Macbeth's Downfall

The downfall of Macbeth is clearly blamed on the witches. If Macbeth never listened to the witches, he would've continued with his happy life. When the witches first meet Macbeth, they praise him and tell him his future: "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" (1.3.56-57). These words got into Macbeth's head and changed his personality. He was once a loyal follower of his King, but he now wants all the prophesies to be true. The witches also trick Macbeth and give him a sense of false confidence. They tell Macbeth that he will only be conquered when the Birnam woods move to his castle: "Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill Shall come against him" (4.1.107-108). Macbeth felt false confidence because it was impossible for woods to move. Moreover, in the beginning of the play the witches talk about how they love to confuse people with good and bad: "Fair is foul, Foul is Fair" (1.1.12). So, when the witches are telling Macbeth these great prophesies, they know the outcome will be evil. Given these points the witches carefully planned Macbeth's downfall through praises, overconfidence, and confusion.
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Song Connection

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Crazy Train By Ozzy Osbourne

All aboard! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late...........Macbeth wants to take back killing Banquo and King Duncan
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing......Lady Macbeth is mentally unstable and can not be healed
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Let's go!
I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools......................Macbeth listens to the witches prophesies
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me......When Macbeth realizes Macduff is going to kill him
You gotta listen to my words
Yeah

Heirs of a cold war
That's what we've become
Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb.......After Macbeth kills one person he keeps needing to kill more
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I'm living with something' that just isn't fair

Mental wounds not healing
Who and what's to blame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train


Read more: Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train Lyrics | MetroLyrics


The main point of the song is to go crazy similar to how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth go mentally insane from the guilt of killing people.

Movie Connection

Mean Girls - Trailer

Mean girls

In Mean Girls Cady Heron played by Lindsay Lohan resembles Macbeth and the plastics represent the witches. The plastics are a group of mean popular girls. Cady is a new student and is trying to make new friends until she meets the plastics and they let her into their clique. Cady tries hard to be popular, but she doesn't obey the law of not dating the plastics ex boyfriends. Similar to how the witches told Macbeth the prophesies will happen and how he doesn't need to force them, but Macbeth chose not to listen and would stop at nothing to fulfill the witches prophesies.