Macbeth As A Cold Blooded Murderer Or A Man Possessed By Supernatural Events Beyond His Control

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Macbeth as a Cold Blooded Murderer or a Man Possessed by Supernatural Events Beyond His Control

Is Macbeth a cold blooded murdered or a man who cannot control his
actions. Macbeth was a brave soldier who fought for his country but
everything changed when he met the witches. Are the witches
responsible for the murders carried out by Macbeth? I am also going
to look at the evidence of the witches influence. Did the witches
really know what was going to happen? Was Macbeth responsible for the
murder of King Duncan? What part did Lady Macbeth play in the
murder? In doing this essay I am going to find out if Macbeth was a
cold heartless murdered or if he was controlled by the witches.

Macbeth was a brave and ambitious soldier who fought for his country.
He showed a lot of strength and courage. At the beginning of the play
there is a war going on. Macbeth and his good friend Banquo are
fighting for their army. The Scottish army have won the war and new
gets back to the King that Macbeth showed bravery. King Duncan asks
Ross to call Macbeth over as he is going to be titled ‘Thane of
Cawdor’ Act 1 scene 2 65 – 67 “No more that Thane of Cawdor. And with
his former title greet Macbeth.” The King appreciates what Macbeth
has done.

In Act 1 scene 3, there is a sign of evil as there is thunder on the
moor. The witches are preparing the meet Macbeth who is travelling
with Banquo towards the King’s camp. Macbeth doesn’t know he is going
to be given the title ‘Thane of Cawdor’, but the witches tell him.
The witches tell Macbeth and Banquo that Macbeth will be King and that
Banquo’s children will be Kings too. Macbeth is very excited and
wants to know more “speak, if you can: what are you?”. His response
is the witches calling him the Thane of Cawdor. Banquo thinks that
the witches are talking rubbish and are not making much sense. He
doesn’t believe that Macbeth will be King one day.

The witches disappear and Macbeth and Banquo meet up with Ross. Ross
tells Macbeth that he has been given a title. Banquo and Macbeth are
very surprised. They realise the witches do have real powers.

Macbeth is slowly becoming influenced by the witches. He says that
the greatest of the three prophecies is the last of them. Macbeth is
very excited. He feels that the witches prophesise that the Thane of
Cawdor was true maybe he will become King.

In Act 1 scene 4, Duncan tells Macbeth and Banquo that his son Malcolm
is the next heir to the throne of Scotland. Macbeth is very shocked
to hear this as he believes he will be the next King. The witches
influence on Macbeth is already very big. “Thou shalt get kings,
though thou be none: So, all hail, Macbeth and Banquo.” He believes
their prophecies and is very determined to become King.

In Act 1 scene 5, Macbeth writes a letter...

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