It is commonly said that words influence people to do things which they never imagined to do. In the play “Julius Caesar,” Caesar’s best friend, Brutus, was persuaded about Caesar and he killed Caesar which he never imagined to do. Words are more powerful then sword and they are used as weapon in the play “Julius Caesar,” as well as Macbeth. In “Macbeth,” Macbeth who was a noble and worthy gentleman ended up being a tyrant. The person who is the most responsible for Duncan’s murder is the Witches, the reason being that Witches planted the seeds of ambition in Macbeth, he believed in the prophecies rather than the reality and the Witches were able to control Macbeth’s mind with their words.
The Witches filled Macbeth with ambition by telling him things which seems soothing to human ears. He was told that he will become thane of Cowdar and eventually the king of Scotland. Macbeth first disregarded the predictions but when he heard that he has become the new thane of Cowdar he was filled with ambition. “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir.” (Shakespeare I.iii.137 – 144) Macbeth believes that he will be the new King and for a moment he thought that he will become King without his doing anything.
In the play the witches, with their spells, plan the downfall of Macbeth. They cannot directly harm him themselves, so they tell Macbeth predictions for his possible future, in order to make him act on them. The witches tell Macbeth that he will become the thane of Cawdor and then king of Scotland. They poison his mind with these prophecies, which made him greedy, and then think that he was immortal and undefeatable. When the first of the promises is proven to be true, Macbeth then considers the idea of murdering Duncan for the first time. This is his first step on the journey to his demise, as the witched had planned.
The three witches’ plan succeeded, they had fill greed in Macbeth, allowing him to make the choice...