Who herself to become mad.The character most guilty
Who Is Most To Blame For Macbeth’s Downfall?I have chosen to write my essay about the cause of Macbeth’s downfall. Ibelieve Macbeth had an immense build up of hatred inside him waiting to bereleased. I will discuss the possible factors that could have placed the finalstraw on the camel’s back and lead to the releasing of brave soldier Macbeth’sbloodthirst, and why he committed the acts he did.
The first suspects are the witches. After all it was their voices thatimplanted the thoughts into Macbeth’s head that he would be king. When Macbethheard this, he figured that no matter what he did he would become the king.After hearing King Duncan’s desire to have Malcom carry on the throne, Macbethquickly lost faith that he could achieve the throne without doing anything, sohe took it upon himself to make things happen. After killing Duncan he fearedBanquo for his knowledge of the witches prophecies and had him killed as well.Macbeth seemed to be losing himself after Duncan’s death due to his obsessionwith the witches prophecies, so in turn, the witches could be partly responsiblefor Macbeth’s downfall.
Lady Macbeth can also be held accountable for Macbeth’s decline of sanityand power. Although it didn’t take much, her persuasion lead to the killing ofDuncan. She wanted Macbeth to take the rank of king as much as he did.Pressure from his spouse added on to all the other pressures from the prophecies,also helped tempt Macbeth to murder.
Not only did her doings contribute toMacbeth’s turmoil, but it also lead herself to become mad.The character most guilty of Macbeth’s physical downfall would have to beMacduff. He was the one that actually removed Macbeth’s head from his spine.Also when Macduff left, Macbeth became more ensnarled by his anger and respondedby prooving himself a cold hearted savage when he had Macduff’s innocent wifeand children slaughtered.Out of all the external elements that affected Macbeth’s downward spiral, Ibelieve Macbeth himself was the most to blame. It was his weak conscience thatwas so easily molded. He always had a choice as to what he would do, and moreoften then not he chose the wrong path.
In the end it all caught up to him, andit was only then that he realized that the witches had gotten the best of him.His greed and his selfishness was easily worked on by the witches until heforgot he needed to stop and think for himself. In my opinion, Macbeth’s soulwas already bad, and it was only helped to escape by the other contributors. Ithink too much violence through Macbeth’s live desensitized him to the value ofhuman life, (similar to modern day prime time television) and Macbeth’s downfallwas the price he was destined to pay.