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There are many events in the play Macbeth which contribute to tragedy These events are the murders of many innocent people and the deterioration of the main character and his relationship with others The people murdered are Duncan the king of Scotland Banquo who is Macbeths loyal friend and partner as a general of the Scottish army and Macduffs family Macduffs wife and son were probably in the readers mind the cruelest event in the entire play At first Macbeth is very noble He thinks rationally and would never think about taking the throne He is fond of Duncan and even when the witches address him as king he says to be king stands not within the prospect of beliefIiii74-5 The tragedy is that he probably would not have killed Duncan if his wife hadnt embarrassed him and told him that he must prove that he is a man by doing this murder The tragic events that occur in the play snowball into one big disaster The murder of Duncan the king of Scotland is one of the main events of this tragedy Duncan is liked by every one his subjects his generals the noblemen of Scotland and all others However for the greed of power the general of his own army Macbeth murders Duncan Duncan has no fault Macbeths reason for murdering Duncan is to be his successor He wants to be king badly this is what drives him into coming up with the plan of killing Duncan This and the fact that his wife convinces him to do it The audience sees the first step to insanity here Macbeth is driven to the craze of power The three witches tell him that he would be king after Duncan had passed away Macbeth was not patient enough to wait for Duncan to die of natural causes and so he kills him The first terrible tragedy has happened The second event which to
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