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Eric De La Espriella
English III
Period: 3
1/15/13

Macbeth: His Own Enemy

Once said, (paraphrased), all good things eventually come to an end. In this case, Macbeth falls under this particular statement. Letting his wife push him around and listing to a bunch of Weird Sisters. Macbeth was that over-do-type of ruler that lead his paranoia get the better of him. A man of many victories and famous to the land, yet he is the weakest minded of them all. With Macbeth making wrong decisions, it does not benefit himself or his country Scotland. Therefore, Macbeth is the most responsible for his own demise and part of his country’s Macbeth, started off as a war hero and veteran fighter, now one of the generals of the Scottish army, is returning from battle. Macbeth comes along after and stumbles across the Weird Sisters and “Speak, if you can. What are you?” (Shakespeare 1.3,49). Here Macbeth summons these Sisters to speak their minds either for good or for bad. Now that the Weird Sisters begin to speak “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!) (1.3.50-53). The Sisters have revealed Macbeth’s prophecy and although he is interested, he is not convinced. Now that the Sisters have said that, it triggered a domino effect on Macbeth’s own downfall. And everything that Macbeth chooses to interpret from the Weird Sisters is entirely up to him and nowhere does it require him to assassinate innocent people because of paranoia. The Prophecy shows through when Macbeth was given the title Thane of Cawdor and he now believes the prophecies are true. The Weird Sisters are a mere fragment of Macbeth’s demise. When the Sisters get caught by Hecate when he states, “How did you dare/ to trade and traffic with Macbeth/ In riddles and affairs of death”(3.5.). Hecate is blaming the Weird Sisters for causing so much turmoil in Macbeth’s life. Since Macbeth murdered Duncan and felt awful about it, it was the scheme of the Weird Sister all along. Besides, the Weird Sisters never ever mentioned in their prophecies, that Macbeth had to murderer anyone. Macbeth took those matters into his own hands and it cost him dearly. Now Lady Macbeth too is involved in this whole predicament. Not along did she instigate Macbeth but she questioned his manhood too. At night when Macbeth once again deliberated about killing Duncan,…