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Macbeth Give A Detailed Explanaion Of The Play. Give Deatials Ofhow The Dowfall Of Macbeth Was Assisted By His Wife And His And Her Desire For Greed And If He Was Responsible For His Own Actions.

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MacbethMany plays are interesting but one important play is mostly all about controversy and murder. This piece of writing is one of THE most controversial pieces of writing in English Literature to date. This play is 'Macbeth' which was written by William Shakespeare. Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth, Thane of Glamis who is persuaded by his wife to a certain extent to kill the king of Scotland. The play finally escalates into my favourite scene where Macbeth gets a surprise. I do not feel sorry for Macbeth, as he is responsible for his own actions and does not need to listen to his wife and do what she says.At the start of the play, Macbeth is in a battle with the Norwegian army. The lords' opinion of Macbeth is that they think he is a ruthless and an honourable man. It is shown the Lords think he is an honourable man in Act 1 scene 2, line 69 "What he hath lost honourable Macbeth hath won." This is shown he is honourable by killing the traitor, the Thane of Cawdor. Another quote is in line 16 "For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name - disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel which smoked with bloody execution, like valour's minion carv'd out his passage." This quote shows he is ruthless and brave by going into battle and killing a lot of soldiers from the Norwegian army.Next, Macbeth and his best friend Banquo, meet up with three witches who prophesise their futures. The witches prophesise that Macbeth, who was then the Thane of Glamis, would turn out to be the Thane of Cawdor and then become king. The quote which supports these statements are in Act 1, Scene 3, lines 48-50. "All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Glamis, All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor.All hail, Macbeth! That shall be king hereafter." The witches also prophesise that Banquo shall not become king, but his children shall become kings. Macbeth is shocked by his prophecy as it shows in lines 70 to 75."But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives, A prosperous gentleman; and to be king stands not within the prospect of belief." Malcolm, the King of Scotlands heir, is also mentioned in this scene. This is when he is announced the heir to the throne of Scotland.Macbeth then returned to his castle where the king had been invited to stay the night. Macbeth had sent a letter to Lady Macbeth, his wife, to tell her al about the witches prophecies and about the king coming to stay. Lady Macbeth then goes on all about how she will have to take out all the women in herself to murder the king. This means she will have to be merciless and uncaring enough to commit murder. Lady Macbeth then puts ideas into Macbeth's head about murdering Duncan, the King. Macbeth finally surrenders to Lady Macbeths moaning about him not being a man in scene 7, Act 1, line 50. "And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man." This makes Macbeth decide that he is going to go through with it because of his wife verbally attacking him about not being man enough....

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