The Influence of the Image of Witches on Duncan

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There are so many people in this world that think murder is the only way to get by and get what they want but truly it isn't. The witches in the book have to tell Macbeth how he is going to become king by killing Duncan. In The Tragedy of Macbeth by Williams Shakespeare, he was evil because he didn't take care of his family, he killed Duncan because that's the only way he knew how to become king, and he also killed other people since the witches told him that’s how he had to become king.

The witches tell Macbeth how he was supposed to become king, and they say “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare 1.3 50). Macbeth doesn't know what to say because the witches vanished. He heard things of him becoming Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth gets a little frustrated about how he might become king. Macbeth starts to plan how he is going to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth makes sure that he did what he was supposed to do. When he comes back after he had killed Duncan he said “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” (Shakespeare 2.2.15). Macbeth took care of killing Duncan.

Macbeth just could not clean his own mess up. He got the guards drunk to where he could get to Duncan. When Duncan was asleep Macbeth killed Duncan with the dagger. Then came back and killed the guards. Macbeth knew what he was doing. He was very nervous at first but did his job. Macbeth went crazy after he had killed Duncan. After Macbeth did what he did he went crazy.

Throughout the play Macbeth made sure that people did not find out that he had killed Duncan. When he knew that people started finding out he made sure that they could not tell anyone. Because he would kill them. The witches knew how they could mess with him since he was already feeling the guilt after he killed Duncan. Macbeth kills Banquo because Macbeth starts to worry that Banquo was getting suspicious of Duncan's death. So he had to kill Banquo to cover his tracks. He did not want people to know. Soon enough Macbeth starts to hear something and it says “ sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep” (Shakespeare 2.2.34-35).

Soon Macbeth starts to figures out what he has done. Macbeth started to kill random people because they found out what he did. Macbeth killed the king's guards, Macdonwald, Lady Macduff and her family. Macbeth kills all of Duncan's servants to frame them. He framed Malcolm and the king's sons. Macbeth hires 3 men to kill Banquo and his son. But Banquo’s ghost does make a happy visit. Macbeth decides to kill Macduff's whole family even his servants were murdered.

Macbeth did not do a good job on taking care of his family. He would make them clean up his mess or just not care. Macbeth put his family in bad situations. He had them doing a lot of bad things. Lady Macbeth had to finish the job for Macbeth because he was to scared to go back. Lady Macbeth said to Macbeth, “ Give me the daggers”

Lady Macbeth kills herself out of the guilt. Malcolm said in the play “Took off her life” ( Shakespeare 5.6.71). Before That all had happened she was going crazy. When she had helped Macbeth do murder. Lady Macbeth could not have children. Which that had hurt Macbeth and her. Macbeth blames her for not getting to have children. They had fought a lot about random things.

Though Macbeth might of done the things he had done he did do some good things to. When the witches came into the story this was when everything started to go downhill. Macbeth had killed the king but throughout the whole play things would happen to him. Witches would mess with him or he was crazy. 

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