Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the Three Witches Are All to Blame for Macbeth's Downfall. to What Extent Do You Agree?

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a tragedy about a war hero named Macbeth, set in the 11th century in Scotland. The protagonist Macbeth was a thane that was truly loyal and noble by nature, but is gradually being viewed as the antagonist of the story, as he becomes a merciless tyrant with high ambition, but has a lack in morals; the man himself is to blame for his own tragic downfall. Shakespeare also illustrates the differences between Kingship and Tyranny; and how Macbeth’s action has led him to be classified as a tyrant. Macbeth is so desperate to be a king, to be powerful; we come to see the atrocities and corruptions that are brought upon Macbeth due to his unrighteous and immoral actions.
Although the witches are believed to determine Macbeth’s fate, Macbeth always had the choice to alter his fate, but to be powerful he chose to overthrow his own morals. The prophesies from the three witches are prophesised in order to plant the seeds of curiosity, temptation, and evilness; these seeds gradually dominates Macbeth, and it is the beginning of the great destructions and atrocities that are brought upon Macbeth’s mind. “If good, why do I yield that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs, against the use of nature? (1.3.138)”. Shakespeare has introduced this soliloquy of Macbeth’s in the play to allow the audience to see the corrosion of a loyal and noble character, being surrounded by vicious influences. No one forced Macbeth into committing any of his actions, but his sorrows and doubts continuously lead him to the path of darkness.
Macbeth is, in essence a man with great quality and would have become a good king, but his qualities are being strengthened and misguided to be transformed into a Tyrant by witches. By nature, it is not surprising that the introduction of Macbeth will become the king of Scotland. His virtuous nature and his kind-hearted qualities are truly the features that reflect of beings a...