Macbeth was not a victim of the Witch's misleading prophecies and he is guilty of committing murder not because of Lady Macbeth’s manipulation but rather his ambitions to be king and have power. The struggle Macbeth underwent was his desires to get to the throne of Scotland and know right from his rights and wrongs. His wife, Lady Macbeth however urged him to commit murder and it was in their interest to get power no matter what the consequence also making Macbeth fall in the wrong steps of becoming a murder.
Macbeth was given Cawdor's title because he had defeated Duncan’s traitor. The new hero was to receive this news from Ross. But, Macbeth and Banquo were on their way to see the king. Both men were in mere shock when they stumbled upon the witches, for they were a horrific sight. To Macbeth's surprise they hailed him Thane of Cawdor and they called Banquo "lesser than Macbeth, but greater". The witches tell them that he will never be King but his future generation will be able to sit on the throne. (Act. 1 Sc. 3. Lines 63-65). Macbeth and Banquo reminisce the prophecy they had just heard and Ross enters the scene. They convey about the king's decision, in which Macbeth is Thane of Cawdor. The prophecy had been fulfilled but Macbeth wondered if he would ever reign over Scotland and his ambitious made him think if there would be obstacles that would stand in his way in becoming king. This showed signs Macbeth for being responsible for the murders. He not only started thinking about getting to the top of hierarchy but he also wondered how he would he become king and when. Macbeth understood that in order to reign, it would require conspiracy and murder. Soon after, Lady Macbeth found out about the witches' prophecy, she got filled with mischief thoughts and ambitions as well to how they would become king and queen. They soon conspire a plan on how to get rid of Duncan but Macbeth tells his wife that he...
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