Greed In Macbeth

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The play Macbeth is about a man who meets three witches who tell him about his future. He doesn’t really like what they tell him, so he kills people who get in his way of becoming King. His actions end up catching up with him which results in his death which was a tragedy. Lady Macbeth is responsible for the tragedy of Macbeth because she was convincing, manipulative, and greedy.
Lady Macbeth is responsible for the tragedy of Macbeth because she convinced Macbeth to kill Duncan so he could become King. In act 1 scene 7, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth were talking about the plan to kill Duncan and Macbeth was starting to back out. In the text, Lady Macbeth says, Macbeth is, “Like the poor cat” (1.7). In that line Lady Macbeth is comparing Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth’s greedy ways played a major role in the development of the tragedy of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was greedy for power; she was greedy for her place on the throne. In the text, she says, “Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round” (1.5). In that line Lady Macbeth basically said let me talk you out of what’s preventing you from going after the crown. That line shows me that Lady Macbeth is so greedy that she wanted to talk to and persuade Macbeth into going after what he wants, which is the spot at …show more content…
Macbeth first made the mistake of listening to his wife about murdering Duncan. However that was just one of his actions that led to his tragedy. Macbeth is responsible for the tragedy of Macbeth because he was overconfident in the witches prophecies. In one of the apparitions, the witches told Macbeth he would not be vanquished until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill. In the text, the servant told him when he looked towards Birnam, he thought, “the wood began to move” (5.5.37-39). Macbeth called the servant a, “liar and slave” (5.5.40). Macbeth’s overconfidence in apparitions and prophecies led him to his tragedy because he didn’t believe what the servant was telling him.
Even though others think Macbeth caused of the tragedy of Macbeth, I still think Lady Macbeth holds primary responsibility for the tragedy of Macbeth. She holds primary responsibility because she’s one of the people that caused Macbeth to be so ambitious and confident. After Macbeth killed Duncan, he felt guilty. However after his guilt went away, he had no problem setting up the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s wife and family. Lady Macbeth giving Macbeth that push to murder Duncan is why Macbeth felt no remorse when murdering the other

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