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Lady Macbeth Is The Real Driving Force Behind The Murder Of Duncan.

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I think Lady Macbeth played a huge role in the murder of King Duncan. She was the one who persuaded her husband it was a good idea after he had told himself that it wasn't and decided to leave it to chance because after all, the other predictions that the witches had told him had come true.The witches had planned where they were going to meet Macbeth.'Upon the heath. There to meet with Macbeth.'The witches knew that Macbeth was making his way towards them because they were summoning him. They had planned to play with his ambition to make it stronger and find out how far he would go to get what he wanted.Returning from the battle Macbeth and Banquo are confronted by the witches. Macbeth doesn't know that the witches are going to trick him. The reader or audience know something is going to happen because Macbeth echoes something that the witches had said earlier on when they were planning to meet with him.'So foul and fair a day I have not seen.'When the witches are about to leave they say,'Fair is foul, and foul is fair.'When the witches realised Macbeth and Banquo are there they address Macbeth,'All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be king hereafter.'Banquo then gets jealous that Macbeth is the only one being told prophecies so he asks what is in store for him.'Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.'The witches manipulate Macbeth's ambition to get greater things. The story is made into a tragedy because Macbeth doesn't even know what the witches are doing and does what they want him to do.Rosse then arrives to where Macbeth is staying to inform him that he is the new Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth then starts to think that maybe his predictions will come true but how will the king die so he can take his place. He then thinks the terrible thought of killing himself and soon after puts it out of his head as it scares him that he can think like that.Banquo tries to warn Macbeth that the witches try to entice people into doing their evil.'The instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence.''And oftentimes, to win us to our harm.'Duncan thanks Macbeth for his part in the battle but complicates Macbeth's plans by announcing that his son Malcolm is to be his heir. Macbeth gets irritated when he hears this so decides how to overcome the new obstruction.Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband in which he tells her about the witches' prophecies. She doesn't consider Macbeth evil enough to murder Duncan so decides to use her power of persuasion on Macbeth to take action. After she has read the letter her messenger tells her that King Duncan is going to be spending that night in the castle with them. Lady Macbeth starts getting ideas about Macbeth becoming king and then thinks of him murdering Duncan to achieve it but realises that he respects Duncan too much to kill him and has inherited natural qualities of...

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