The Downfall of Macbeth
Who Caused Macbeth's Downfall?
Who started it all?
The ones who started Macbeth’s downfall are the witches. They started his downfall because they are the ones who gave him the idea of being king in the first place. In the book Macbeth, there is a line that the First Witch says; “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!” (Shakespeare 17). This quote states everyone who lives in Cawdor will hail Macbeth. Currently, the witches are stating who will hail to Macbeth, telling him he will be the King. Next, the Second Witch says; “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!” (Shakespeare 17). This quote from Shakespeare explains that everyone who lives in Cawdor will hail and bow to Macbeth. Last, the Third Witch says; “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (Shakespeare 19). The quote by the Third Witch states that Macbeth will truly be King. These witches are giving ambition to Macbeth about becoming the King. The witches are telling him, giving him lust to be the King, and so he starts thinking about it more and more, and it soon turns to ambition. The ambition he would gruesomely kill to have. Macbeth, if not had been told by the witches, would still be in obeying of the old king before himself. He would be serving proudly- without wicked thought of murder. These witches let Macbeth have the spark of lust witch sent him down a road of killing to be King- and to stay King.
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth
Mr and Mrs. Macbeth follow their ambition to be King and Queen.
These are the witches that caused Macbeth's downfall.
This is Macbeth, the down-falling King himself.
Literary Devices in Macbeth
SIMILE: “Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus...”
Setting: In the beginning of the book, the setting is with the three witches at "a wild and lonely place in medieval Scotland" (Macbeth 7).
Characterization: When Macbeth sees the dagger and has a process of thinking of the murder he is about to do.
Literary Device #1
Without this simile, there would be no comparison. Without a comparison, there may be some confusion on what is going on in the book because there will be a hunk of information that is left out of the book.
Literary Device #2
Literary Device #3
With this information, it also includes tone, but more so characterization. The character in which Macbeth is and how he is feeling when he is on the verge of murder.
Hey You- Pink Floyd
Hey you, out there on the road
Always doing what you're told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.
Macbeth the book by Shakespeare