WIlliam Shakespeare

The witches take blame for Macbeth's fall

Many may think Lady Macbeth is to blame for Macbeth’s downfall; however, I think the 3 witches are to blame. In act one, the witches tell Macbeth “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King Hereafter!” (act 1, scene 3) The witches are starting to hint who the next titles are going to go to. As the witches prophecies start to add up, Macbeth wonders how much could actually be true. The witches tell Macbeth that as long as he can become the next person in line for the throne, he’ll become king. As Macbeth gains Duncan’s respect, Duncan names Macbeth to heir his throne after he dies. “I have begun to plant thee and will labor to make thee full of growing.” (act 1, scene 4) When Macbeth finds out Duncan’s throne will go to him after he dies, Macbeth takes action and listens to the witches Prophecies about killing Duncan. “I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven, or to hell.” (act 2, scene 1)

I just can't wait to be king

I just can't wait to be king- The Lion King

"I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware! I've never seen a king of beasts With quite so little hair I'm gonna be the mane event Like no king was before I'm brushing up on looking down I'm working on my roar Thus far a rather uninspiring thing Oh, I just can't wait to be king!"

The young lion shares the same traits with Macbeth. They both have a crazy amount of ambition which is what ultimately throws Macbeth's life off. The young lion is just starting to experience the ambition trait so it has caused no harm yet. But the longer you hold on to that trait, the more your good decision making goes down.

The Box movie connection

The box

Norma Lewis is specifically told by her husband not to push "the box button" but her ambition kicks in and she can't resist it. After she pushes the button her family becomes a part of the ultimate life changing game, and there's nothing they can do about it. Norma is like Macbeth because she knows she shouldn't have pushed the button, and Macbeth knows he shouldn't have killed Duncan to begin with.