Lady Macbeth was the one who sparked that ambition to a level that Macbeth could not have taken it to by himself. That, when someone is at fault, there may be a lot of other forces behind it. Lady Macbeth is an ambitious woman who easily manipulates Macbeth. This is shown when they are plotting the murder of Duncan. Showed first 250 characters However, his wife managed to reassure him that all will be well, and he weakly submits.
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a courageous, noble hero of Scotland who has bravely won the war. However, when Macbeth is in control of the Who or what is responsible for the downfall of Macbeth? Do You Agree With the Argument that Macbeth is Responsible for His Own Downfall? In the start where Macbeth and Banquo confronted the witches, the 3 witches addressed Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor, The Thane of Glamis and King hereafter. The play itself is full of complexities and contradictions to which the audience may refer, no matter what time it is. As well as throughout the majority of the play, evil is the basis of all within this story. In this sense, she can be related to Cathy Ames from East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It was her instigation and nagging, that ultimately caused Macbeth's downfall and consequently, her own.
This is seen right from the opening act of the play, when Lady Macbeth says, 'The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements. Without them putting the idea across to Macbeth it is most possible that Macbeth may have remained loyal to Duncan. But instead Macbeth chooses to believe in those miss-interpreted predictions, which ultimately lead to his own downfall. His tragic outcome is the result of his actions and those around him. They really never had the power to affect the future of the play.
To the audience she is everything Macbeth is not. From his very first meeting with the witches, Macbeth's mind became instantly plagued with thoughts of murder and treachery. Another factor of his own downfall was his ambition; he strived to become King of Scotland that he lost all his humane emotions. Together, the influence of the witches and Lady Macbeth convince him to murder Duncan. To what extent is Macbeth responsible for his own downfall? Both Frankenstein and the Tragedy Of Macbeth are pieces of literature with very similar protagonists, whose downfalls are widely considered to be brought about by nobody but themselves.
Nevertheless, throughout the play, what the audience come to realise is that she has no regard for morality. This makes the audience feel pity for Macbeth because he wants to stop but cannot because of his major flaw. This proves to the audience how weak she really was. And though she does not openly exercise her power over him in public, in private she often uses humiliation and. He seems to plot their murders with ease, and apparently feels no guilt while doing so. Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall.
Even though she is in control, Lady Macbeth still does care about her husband. Some of the influences on Macbeth include the witches and their apparitions, the dominance of Lady Macbeth, and ultimately Macbeth s own insecurities, ambition and misguided attempts to control his future. We begin to pity Lady Macbeth as she starts losing her mind. She knows that he is very ambitious and honourable. While he was trying to make the prophecy by three witches become true, Macbeth experiences a downfall.
Everyone has character flaws that they must live with; Macbeth simply allowed those flaws to destroy him. After Macbeth killed King Duncan, he somewhat regrets the wrong doing. Macbeth was completely and solely responsible for all the acts of great evil which were to lead to his downfall, and to even suggest the blame can be shifted on his wife is ludicrous. Surly Macbeth should be satisfied with his new position; however this only entices him too gaining more power. Again she accomplishes this through manipulation.
It is important to note that his ambition was already there. With the King gone, the princes flee to England and Ireland and Macbeth ascends to the throne. While not the only contributing factor, Lady Macbeth does play a substantial role in the downfall of her husband. The witches waylay Macbeth and Banquo whilst they were on their way to meet Duncan, King of Scotland. They… 1731 Words 7 Pages To what extent are the characters of Macbeth and Victor Frankenstein responsible for their own downfalls? After Macbeth is promised greatness by three witches on a heath, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth try to achieve his prophecy.