The Macbeths are accused of many crimes, including the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth is also accused of ordering the murders of Banquo and Fleance. Lady Macbeth is accused of being an accessory to these crimes. The prosecution will attempt to prove that the Macbeths are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Macbeths will be represented by two lawyers. One lawyer will represent Macbeth and the other will represent Lady Macbeth. The prosecution will be represented by a single lawyer.
The trial will take place in front of a judge and a jury of twelve people. The jury will decide whether the Macbeths are guilty or not guilty.
Macbeth had no right to the crown, but ladies and gentlemen, what some of you may not realize is that Macbeth was in fact Duncan s second cousin. Before dying prematurely, Duncan praised his brave relative: O admirable cousin! Magnificent gentleman (pg 32) This confirms that Macbeth was actually a relative of Duncan’s.
As a result, if King Duncans sons were unable to ascend to the throne, Macbeth could take it as long as he had blood relations with King Duncans son. However since David already designated Malcolm as heir apparent to the throne after murdering his father John ‘Flick’ Campbell-Bravo during Season 3 After watching this video you will know how and when Maeve becomes
Macbeth had no other option but to take matters into his own hands and kill Duncan himself if he wanted to be King. Macbeth also did not have the people s support. The general public was against Macbeth from the very beginning, as seen in Lady Macbeth s soliloquy: The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements.
Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! (pg 15-16). Even Macbeth s wife could see that the people were not in support of Macbeth becoming King. This lack of popular support made it very difficult for Macbeth to maintain control once he became King.
Lastly, Macbeth was an incompetent leader. He was paranoid and constantly worried about being overthrown. This is seen in Macbeth s Soliloquy: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more.
This was always in Macbeth’s thoughts from the start. The three witch’s prediction, simply inspired him to confirm the terrible actions he’d already planned: the assassination of king Duncan and the removal of his dying hands from the throne. I am resolved, he says, and I will put each bodily organ to this horrible task. Away, and make sport with fairest show: False face must hide what false heart knows truly. (Pg 55) This shows that he was determinded and resolute in carrying out his plan for murdering King Duncan.
Macbeth went on to say I ll drain him dry as hay: Sleep shall neither night nor day Hang upon his pent-house lid; He shall live a man forbid. (Pg 56) Macbeth was intending to use sleep as a metaphor for life, in that the victim would never again have a good night s sleep and would be forever haunted by what he had done.
Macbeth was not going to let anyone get in his way, not even his wife, as is demonstrated when Macbeth says Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, Till thou applaud the deed. (Pg 58) Macbeth was telling his wife that she should feign ignorance of what he was planning to do, until such time as it was completed, and she could then give her approval.
Macbeth had no intention of letting anyone get in his way or stop him from becoming king. He was willing to commit any crime, including regicide and murder, to achieve his ambition. Macbeth did not believe that he would be caught and brought to justice for his crimes. He believed that he would get away with everything because he thought himself to be above the law.
Unfortunately for Macbeth, this was not the case and he was eventually brought to justice for his crimes. Macbeth is a prime example of how ambition can lead a person to commit terrible crimes. Macbeth allowed his ambition to consume him and in doing so, he committed some of the most heinous crimes imaginable. Macbeth paid the ultimate price for his crimes, when he was brought to justice and executed.
The unguarded Duncan What did not put pressure on his spongy officers, who would be held responsible for our great battle This phrase discloses that they intended to kill Duncan and place the blame solely on the two chamberlains. Macbeth also planned this murder with such care that he collaborated with Lady Macbeth to drug the guards of Duncan. Not only that, but Macbeth also arranged for a bell to toll, signifying when the killing should take place.
Macbeth had an obsession with being crowned and he was willing to do anything to make sure this happened. Macbeth killed Banquo because Banquo was a potential threat to Macbeth s kingship. Macbeth knew that Banquo s descendants would eventually rule Scotland and Macbeth wanted to prevent this from happening. Macbeth also killed Macduff s wife and children in a brutal manner. This showed Macbeth s true character as a cold-blooded killer who was capable of anything to maintain his power.
Macbeth should be prosecuted for his crimes because he committed several murders which were planned and premeditated. Macbeth killed Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff s wife and children in a brutal manner. Macbeth should be held accountable for his actions and he should be punished accordingly.
For, as Lady Macbeth remarks, if he bled I would gild the grooms’ faces withal; for it must appear their guilt. Macbeth, on the other hand, did not stop at the king’s death. His own interests drove him insane, and he went on a bloody rampage and murdered anyone who got in his path, including two innocent servants whom he drugged in order to blame them for the crime they had no part in.
Macbeth had Banquo and Macduffs families brutally murdered in cold blood, all for the sake of his power. Lady Macbeth herself went insane from all the guilt and committed suicide. All these atrocities Macbeth committed make him one of the most evil villains in Shakespearean history. And it is for these reasons that I believe Macbeth deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.