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It is my belief that the character of Macbeth in the play of the same name by William Shakespeare was not completely to blame for the murders in his name Macbeths character is kind sociable generous intelligent yet immature and very loyal to his wife The latter two played the biggest parts in his rise and fall as king of Scotland All the events leading up to his crowning and death can be attributed to his weak personality and willingness to abide by his wifes wishes When first confronted by the three sisters Macbeth although pleased with the premonition seems unbelieving until he is informed by Ross and Angus that he has been given the title of Thane of cawdor When Macbeth hears of this he makes his first great soliloquy Glamis and Thane of Cawdor the greatest is behind act 1 scene III But even then he states that If fate will have me king why chance may crown me without my stir act one scene III This is saying that he intends to do nothing but let fate do what it will He sees no reason to risk killing Duncan and believes that if the prophecy is correct then it would happen without his doing It is when Lady Macbeth reads the letter explaining the three sisters words that she takes the crowing of her husband into her own hands She calls apon the forces of darkness to rid her of human emotion that may get in the way That tend on mortal thoughts Unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty make thick my blood Stop up the access and passage to remorse that no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purposeAct one scene V She worries for her husband and that he is too full of the milk of human kindness act one scene V and when Macbeth
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