Victim of Circumstances

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Victim of Circumstances                  Macbeth, a victim of circumstances or not? He was a victim of circumstances. The witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth himself all contribute to the murdering of Duncan.         The first of the three major circumstances Macbeth falls victim to is the witches' prediction. The third prediction that the witches make is that he will be king 'All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!'1.         The second of the circumstances is Lady Macbeth. …

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…and set his spouse strait and go on loyally serving his king.         The witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth all contribute to Macbeth's downfall. In another time, another place Macbeth would not have been a victim of these circumstances and would not have murdered Duncan. 1Helen McDonnell et al, England in Literature. (Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1979) 140 ll. 50 2Ibid, 148 ll. 36-37 3Ibid, 148 ll. 40 4Ibid, 149 ll. 43 5Ibid, 149 ll. 61 6Ibid, 143 ll. 137 7Ibid, 171 ll. 136-138 8Ibid, 195 ll. 10-11