After the Murder of King Duncan nothing goes right for Macbeth" do you agree?

Essay by BeatrixHigh School, 12th gradeA+, March 2007

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The play Macbeth was written in 1606 and is one of Shakespeare’s best examples of tragedy showing the familiar themes that most Shakespearian plays follow such as the final death of the main character and the flaws his personality contains. It follows the downslide of Macbeth, one of the commanders of the Scottish army and a universally respected warrior as its said in Act 1 Scene2“O, Valiant cousin, worthy Gentlemen”.

And at this point in the play the King sees Macbeth as an equal. Macbeth’s downfall is due to the news the witches give him in act 1 scene 3 of him becoming King of Scotland. It’s this news that starts Macbeths’ downfall, leading from him being one of the most respected men in the country to being the most despised and eventually being murdered.

This play also mirrors Romeo and Julie another tragedy by Shakespeare as fate has a lot to do with the eventual death of the main characters.

The only difference is that Macbeth is aware of his fait (the witches addressing him with his future titles) whereas Romeo is simply affected by it (the coincidences that bought him and Juliet together).

Once Macbeth has murdered the King he becomes more and more paranoid so could be said that nothing seems to go right for him he also sees great remorse for what he did. As soon as he returns he shows this remorse by saying”Me thought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep.

Which I think he means for killing Duncan he’ll be punished by never being able to sleep again.

After the murder Macbeth immediately murders the servant’s (who were originally framed for the murder), which arouses Banquos’ suspicions of him, as Banquo was originally there when the witches told...