In literacy we wrote a discussion text about Macbeth and who was truly responsible for King Duncan’s death.
Sahara wrote a lovely discussion text she is Meerkats Super Star Writer of the week.
Well done Sahara keep it up!
Who is truly responsible for King Duncan’s death?
There has been a lot of discussion from the tragic play called Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare about who is responsible for King Duncan’s death. He was a kind king who everyone enjoyed having as a monarch in Scotland and even though people say Macbeth was at fault for the tragic murder there were others involved. Read on and find out more.
Some may argue that the witches were to be blamed for telling Macbeth their predictions and putting the idea into his head. Evidence from the play shows that the witches were definitely able to foretell the future therefore should have known that by telling him what they saw, it would cause the murder of the king who was also his friend.
There are also strong arguments against Lady Macbeth, for manipulating her own husband when he refused to go through with the horrid deed in order to fulfil her ambitions of being queen she also caused the death of the king. Although the incident was not all Macbeths fault it is possible to conclude that he was involved.
As we can see from the play Macbeth was called a coward by his wife and he hates this name. As he was called a horrible name he followed though with the horrid plan to kill the king. Due to Macbeth’s inability to put his feelings aside he also caused the murder of the king. Furthermore he was leader of the Scottish Army, he was meant to be trustworthy, honest and brave. In this case he failed to do any of those heroic things.
In summary Macbeth should have put his own feelings aside to protect Scotland, Lady Macbeth should not have manipulated her husband and the witches should have kept their predictions to themselves.
So, in my opinion I believe everyone is to be blamed because they all played a part and as a result it caused the death to a great king who everyone loved.