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The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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(Who is to Blame in the Play Macbeth by William Shakespeare)

In a lot of stories there is always the main antagonist. Often throughout the stories the antagonist creates many problems in the story on his or her own doing. Everything that they do, they do on their own and there is nothing that influences them to do these things. Sometimes it is quite the opposite, there is perhaps something that greatly influences this person to do the bad things. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare there is a lot of trying to figure out who is to blame for all of the bad things happening in the play. Macbeth is obviously everyone’s go to guy to blame because he is the one that is committing the act of violence or the one commanding the assault. He is definitely the antagonist of the story because of the things that he does, but is he really the only one to be blamed for these things? I think that in the play Macbeth there are a few people that you could blame: Macbeth, the witches, and Lady Macbeth. The first person that is definitely to blame for all of these actions is Macbeth himself. No matter what the circumstances are he was the one that was the final say in everything that he did. You could definitely argue that at the beginning it wasn’t his fault, which I agree with, but no matter what he was still making the final calls in all of this. By the end of the story Macbeth has become a completely different man with everything that he does. No
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