Monday, 8 April 2013

King Duncan's Murder

I think that Macbeth is responsible for King Duncan's murder. I know that many people believe that Lady Macbeth is responsible because she was setting it up and convincing him to do the murder, but Macbeth was the one who actually killed Duncan. Lady Macbeth even stopped herself from killing Duncan, and Macbeth couldn't. Also Macbeth was psycho enough to kill the chamberlains afterwards, which makes him not only responsible for King Duncan's murder, but also the chamberlains. Macbeth was not in his right mind when he killed Duncan and was influenced by Lady Macbeth, but he cant use that as an excuse, because he stabbed and killed Duncan, not Lady Macbeth.


  1. I like your alternative lens to the topic. I agree it was Macbeth who committed the crime.

  2. I agree, but before he committed the murder, he admitted to Lady Macbeth that he thought that "Duncan hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office", and that he did not want to kill Duncan, also because he was his host who "should against his murderer shut the door". So, it sounded like, at this point, he had decided to not kill Duncan, and then Lady Macbeth pressured him into it again.