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In the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare the characterMacbeth creates his own downfall Though Macbeth is responsible for hisown actions Lady Macbeths persuasions and the Three Witches propheciesalso play a part in his downfall Macbeth cannot help wanting more thanwhat he has and feels that after his efforts he deserves better Macbethknows his actions are wrong and soon becomes paranoid that someone mighttry to take his title just like he did to King Duncan Macbeth continuesto kill those around him who threaten his title until he is killing forrevenge and for reasons that make us believe Macbeth has lost hissanity Macbeths downfall is caused by his Lady Macbeths persuasionsthe Three Witches prophecies and his own actionsLady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to commit murder In the play LadyMacbeth was going to kill King Duncan but she just could not do itInstead Macbeth had to kill King Duncan Lady Macbeth persuaded him todo it for her own causes but soon realized being queen was not all shehad hoped it would be After the first murder Macbeth seemed to come tothe solution that killing was the way Therefore Lady Macbeth was theone who introduced the concept of murder to Macbeth The Three Witches ignited Macbeths desire to be king with theirprophecies First the Three Witches told Macbeth he will be Thane ofGlamis Thane of Cawdor and king hereafter Knowing his fate leadMacbeth to commit murders and become greedy for power Then the ThreeWitches told Macbeth that no man born of a woman could harm him hewould not be defeated until the forest came to his castle and that hisonly threat was Macduff Macbeth felt very secure about his kingshipLittle did Macbeth know that all of these foretellings would bringabout his demise Macduff was born out of a dead woman so he was theonly one who could hurt Macbeth When Malcolms army attacked Macbethscastle they camouflaged themselves with trees thus giving theappearance of the forest coming to the castle
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