Macbeth Character Analysis

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Topic Selection: Examine which character (s) is /are responsible for Macbeth's ultimate demise.
In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a tragic hero who destroys himself by his selfishness and overbearing ambition.
Despite Macbeth having an overbearing ambition. Macbeth was motivated and influenced by Lady Macbeth and the three witches to commit murders.
Protagonist and Antagonist:
In the play, the protagonist is the main character Macbeth; he is portrayed as a noble hero of Scotland and is courageous. The antagonist is played by the characters who had a conflict with the protagonist such as Banquo, Macduff, and the three witches.
Three Arguments:
The witches played a role in the downfall of Macbeth by providing him with a prophecy of becoming king. Lady Macbeth the soulmate and lover encouraged Macbeth to commit the murder of Duncan in order to achieve their grand ambition on becoming King and Queen.
In spite of Macbeth was influenced by outside sources, he was motivated by his ambition and has a desire to become King

Argument 1: Three Witches
The three witches was the main factor in Macbeth's downfall by prophesying how Macbeth will become the king of Scotland. The witches continued to lead Macbeth to his demise the stronger their relationship became. They betrayed and manipulated Macbeth by making him believe that he is an invincible human being.
“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!/All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!’’ (Mac 1.3.51-53). The three witches are planting the idea of murdering Duncan into Macbeth’s conscience
Throughout the play, the three witches “weird sisters” have dark thoughts and have a senseless temptation to evil. They continue to provide Macbeth with believable prophecies to see the final outcome. They do not force Macbeth how to act, instead, they planted ideas of the what it is like if and what will happen if he would follow the prophecies given.

Argument 2: Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth is partial to blame for the downfall of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth when questioned is manhood and bravery. Lady Macbeth ambition was as

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