Who Is To Blame In Macbeth

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Who’s Fault? In Macbeth, King Duncan is murdered by Macbeth. Macbeth has a few “reasons” for wanting to murder Duncan. The reasons though, that Macbeth has for murdering Duncan are brought about by other people. So in a way they are not really Macbeth’s reasons, but they are other peoples. Macbeth says that he has no real reason to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth and the witches play a big role in why Macbeth kills the king. Duncan himself is also partly to blame for his own murder. There are three main culprits that play a role in the death of Duncan, in some way and then a fourth one who indirectly plays a role.. Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, the three witches, and Duncan himself, are all to blame for the murder of King Duncan, whether it be physically …show more content…
Many people would say that she is more at fault and more blame should be put on her than it should Macbeth. While Lady Macbeth is the driving force behind the murder mentally, she does also help out with some of the physical parts of the murder. Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth. She does everything possible to get Macbeth to kill Duncan. Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he does not have a good reason to kill Duncan. She responds by saying that if his ambition can change that quickly, then she assumes the love that he has for her can also change. Lady Macbeth then proceeds to insult Macbeth’s masculinity. She tells him that he is a coward if will not murder Duncan. Macbeth responds by saying that he will only do so if he is dared. Lady Macbeth becomes more brutal everytime she tries to bait Macbeth into killing Duncan. She is also the one that devises the plan as to how they will kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth is the one who figures out when they will do it and where it will take place. She decides how they will do it and what they need. She also maps out a timeline of how the events will take place. Lady Macbeth is a master of manipulation. Manipulation is an artform to her. She is able to convince Macbeth into killing Duncan by use of her “motivational speeches.” Many would wonder why Lady Macbeth did not just kill Duncan herself. Lady Macbeth says that she could not bring herself to physically commit the murder. Eventually though Lady Macbeth will become so consumed with guilt that she will die. Her death and guilt are another good indicator of why she is partly to blame for the murder. Lady Macbeth is driven crazy by her guilt. When Duncan is murdered she does end up with blood on her hands physically, but she also has figuratively. Lady Macbeth may be able to physically wash it away, but she cannot figuratively and this is what drives her crazy. She also still plays a physical role in the murder of