In Macbeth, who is to blame for the death of Duncan?
This question, actually is one that is very much debated in regards to this play. In order to answer it satisfactorily, you must define "to blame." Do you mean who actually wielded the knife? No question, then, it's Macbeth himself. Though we don't see the murder onstage, he and Lady Macbeth have a scene -- Act II, scene ii -- in which Macbeth has just come from the murder.
However, "blame" is often distributed, in a murder, to those who function as accessories to the crime. In this case, is Lady Macbeth also "to blame?" How about The Witches? Let's look at both of these possibilities individually.
First, Lady Macbeth, in the scenes before the murder, seems to drive the action forward. In Act I , scene v, she all but declares the murder a...
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It depends, there are 2 sides I'm gonna 1st explain the side for the people that believe that macbeth is the one to blame.MacBeth could have explained to his wife that her idea was crazy and it was a prophecy It was going to come true anyway.Macbeth also could have stopped the at the last minute and realize what he was about to do was crazy-Killing is never the answer.
-Lady MacBeth-Lady MacBeth had prayed for the gods or god to unsex her which means to make her more man which means more agressive.Lady Macbeth did convince MacBeth to kill King Duncan.However as I have stated in my other paragrah about MacBeth that he did have the the chance not to kill King Duncan.Although Lady MacBeth did have a part in the murder twice.
1st she had hid the knife and gotten blood on her hands to which means she had part in the murder part 2nd is when people had discovered that King Duncan died MacBeth was looking pretty nervous no one had noticed yet but they soon would.In order to not get caught Lady MacBeth had fainted so all the attention would turn to her so MacBeth had the chance to get himself together