Who caused Macbeth's downfall
Literary device #1
Macbeth says, "'I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to someone born of women"' (Littell 183). but a few scenes later Macduff says, "'Behold the usurper's cursed head"' (Littell 183). Macbeth is so cocky that he brags about not being able to die of someone born my women. He believes the battle against Macduff will be easy. That is until Macduff tells him he was not born of women and cuts off Macbeth's head. This is verbal irony because Macbeth says that he will not die and then he is murdered by Macduff.
Literary device #2
"'Fleance is scaped"' (Littell 97). Macbeth's plan would've gone perfectly if Fleance had been killed. Instead of both Banquo and his son, Fleance, being killed only Banquo died. this represents foil because of Fleance escaping it prevented Macbeth's plan from succeeding.
Literary device #3
"'Behold where stands the usurper's cursed head"' (Littell 183). Macduff is a hero for killing Macbeth and freeing the kingdom form tyranny. He did this for the price of his own wife and child which makes this ending bitter sweet. This is an example of tragic hero because Macduff killed Macbeth ,but he lost his wife and son.
In the movie Happy Gilmore the character Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald) resembles Macbeth because he believes he can not be beaten. Shooter believes he can easily win agaist the new golfer, Happy. In the scene below Shooter and happy make a bet and Shooter accepts it because he is cocky and he thinks he will win easily since he is one of the best golfers around.