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English 3-4
4/28/13
Macbeth Should not be forgiven
Imagine a careless couple who seize power when given a simple choice. When Macbeth and Lady Macbeth get power in Scotland, they make many careless mistakes that lead to their downfalls. Macbeth must go further into the “sea of blood” that he has gotten himself into when he kills Duncan. There is no question that Macbeth did not intend to kill Duncan, Banquo, Macduff’s family and countless other people. No sympathy should be given to neither Macbeth nor Lady Macbeth, because Macbeth murders innocent people without reason.

To start, Macbeth kills Duncan to become king, and loses his compassionate side in the process. Macbeth has only took an inch into his new “sea of blood” and is still partially on the correct path if he will make the right decisions afterwards. Macbeth shows his compassion still, “I am settled and bend up / Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. / Away and mack the time with farest show; / False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (1.7.92-95). Macbeth realizes that he has done a bad deed, because Macbeth is a great friend of Duncan’s, a family member of Duncan’s, and one of Duncan’s most solid warriors. Macbeth was brainwashed by the Witche’s prophecies’ and chooses to give himself away to his own free will. He realizes the first two prophecies’ have come true, so he lets Lady Macbeth lead him into a crap shoot. Each killing will slowly lead to the fall of Macbeth from the throne.

If Macbeth does not kill Banquo, then Macbeth may be executed for treason. Macbeth feels that he has to kill Banquo, because he is the only other person that knows about the Witches’ prophecies’. Lady Macbeth also knows except she is an accomplice in the murder of King Duncan so Macbeth trusts her completely. Macbeth starts to lose his compassion, “That you can let this go? Are you so gospelled, / to pray for this good man and for his issue, / whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave, / And...
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