Macbeth Essay — The Three Witches

             Macbeth is most guilty of his own destruction and evil, but other characters played a significant part in his reasoning behind his crimes. The Three Witches gave Macbeth a path to follow of obtaining the goal that he had wanted for a long time, to become king. His wife, Lady Macbeth, was a huge incentive to commit the crimes he committed. She manipulated Macbeth in many ways. Even considering all of that, Macbeth is most guilty because he can only control his actions.
             The Three Witches tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. They also predicted that Banquo's sons would be kings but that Banquo would never become king. Because of their predictions, Macbeth murders many people. They also help Hecate concoct a potion that puts a curse on Macbeth. They definitely helped Macbeth along his evil path.
             Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife. She urges him to kill King Duncan so that he can be King. She later loses her nerve and starts sleepwalking because of the stress of killing Duncan. It gets so bad that she ends up committing suicide, but before that, she did everything in her power to convince him to kill Duncan. She accused him of being weak as a woman. She knew that insulting him would motivate him.
             Macbeth is a nobleman of Scotland. Early on, he is known as Thane of Glamis but later becomes Thane of Cawdor after the original Thane of Cawdor is killed for treason. Macbeth is an extremely ambitious and power-hungry man and is always looking for a newer, better title. Macbeth kills Duncan to become king, kills Banquo because his family was destined to become rulers over Scotland, and kills all Macduff's family. The whole story seems to be about Macbeth and all of his efforts to get and keep the throne.
             Macbeth is definitely the guiltiest person in that whole ordeal.
             Macbeth is the guiltiest of his own destruction and evil. He is most guilty because he is the one who actually committed the crimes. He ...

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