Macbeth analysis essay

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Macbeth is a very exciting story containing all kinds of plots and murders. The characters

that are killing and are planning murders are all very deceiving and treacherous. Two of

the most dangerous criminals in this play are Lady Macbeth and her husband. Together they

commit the most dreadful murder by killing the King; Duncan. This is why it is difficult to

determine which one of these two is more guilty, because they each do their own part in

committing the crime. Lady Macbeth would prepare the plan and then encourage Macbeth to go

through with it. Macbeth did the actual murdering, he was also the first person who

thought about killing Duncan. Furthermore he did some killing on his own. Lady Macbeth did

not have any involvement in these cases. Based on these facts, Macbeth would be found more

guilty than Lady Macbeth.

The very first murder in this story was committed on Duncan.

This crime was planned by

both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The actual murder was done by Macbeth, making him more

guilty of the crime. Lady Macbeth just talked about committing the crime, but she never

actually went through with it nor would she ever, and that is all that counts. Talking

about committing the incident is very different from actually doing it. Lady Macbeth did

a little more than just talk about it though. She also urged Macbeth into doing it and

that is what makes her part of this crime, but she is not as guilty as Macbeth. He really

didn't have to listen to what his wife said. Macbeth had a mind of his own and he could

make his own decision. The other murders that Macbeth was involved in were not committed

by him, but were ordered by him. The...