The Downfall of Macbeth


Who is to blame for the downfall?

If we look at this question logically, then we arrive at only one logical answer for the downfall of Macbeth. The one to blame is Lady Macbeth. To present textual evidence to support my stance, "What cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan?" (Act 1 Scene 6). "Go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand. Why did you bring these daggers from the place?" (Act 2 Scene 2). "Gentle my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks; Be bright and jovial among your guests tonight," (Act 3 Scene 4). To provide my opinion on these quotes, I think it perfectly details how even on small scale, Lady Macbeth makes decisions for others and especially manipulated Macbeth into doing almost anything.

Literary devices

Imagery: "Wash your hands, put on your nightgown, look not so pale!" (Act 5 Scene 1). This is imagery because it details a picture of the situation happening.

Irony: "He has killed me mother," (Act 4 Scene 2). This is irony because the kid is obviously not dead when he says he's dead.

Allusion: "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!" (Act 1 Scene 1). This is allusion, because it alludes to Macbeth taking power later in the story.

Novel Connection

I used the book Thought Manipulation by Sapir Handelman. This represents of who is to blame, becuase it details reasons as to why someone might manipulate others. Like fame or fortune.

Movie Connection

The movie I picked was the Dark Knight. The character was the Joker, as he is very deceitful, manipulative, and his mental state has always been on decline. Much like lady Macbeth.