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The witches could foretell the future they can add temptation and influence Macbeth but they could not control his destiny Macbeth created his own misery when he kills people This causes him to become insecure because of the reasons for his actions which in turn causes him to commit more murders The witches give great enticement but in the end its Macbeths decision to fall for the temptation The three Witches are only responsible for introducing the ideas to Macbeth and putting the ideas in his head but they are not responsible for his actions throughout the play However its more realistic to believe that Lady Macbeth Macbeths ambition and his own responsibilities ended it for him not the witches Lady Macbeth is shown early as an ambitious woman who can manipulate Macbeth easily This is shown in the line That I may pour my spirits in thine earIV26 She is selfless and wants what is best for her husband Before the speech that Lady Macbeth gives in act one scene five Macbeth does not want to go through with the killing of the king She manipulates Macbeths self-esteem by playing on his manliness and his bravery Macbeth has the final say in whether or not to go through with the killing but he loves Lady Macbeth and wants to make her happy Lady Macbeth is the dominating individual in the relationship It seems that she can convince him to do anything as long as she pushes the right buttons Macbeths ambition is present before the witchs prophesies He would never have thought seriously about killing Duncan without the witches But the combination of his ambitious and the witchs prophecies leads him to kill the king Lady Macbeth even saysThou wouldst be great Art not without ambitionIV80-81 Macbeth also says his besetting sin I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent but only Vaulting ambition Macbeths ambition is shown while he waits
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