Macbeth Essay Research Paper The Destruction of

The Destruction of Macbeth

Three factors that are at work to destroy Macbeth are the flaws in his own

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character, the forces of evil of the Devil represented by the Tree Weird Sisters, and Lady

Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is held accountable for the destruction of Macbeth through her

persuasiveness, cruelty, and persistancy.

Lady Macbeth talks a good talk. After she read the letter Macbeth sent her,

telling of his encounter with the witches, she fears that Macbeth is not ruthless enough,

he is too full o th milk of human kindness. After receiving the letter she insist

Macbeth to come home as soon as possible so that she can pour spirits in his ear. This

is implying that she wanted to encourage him in the murder that he must commit, the

murder of Duncan. Macbeth then agrees to the plot that his wife has come up with and is

about to kill Duncan. The night the murder was to take place, Macbeth dedides to back

out. Lady Macbeth begins to taunt him saying that he will only be a man when he

commits this murder. After being taunted by his persuasive wife Macbeth follows

through and kills Duncan. Lady Macbeth speakes well with her words and was able to

get her husband to kill Duncan as she had wished.

In act 1 Lady Macbeth takes the womanhood out of her by calling to the spirits to

unsex her and fill her with cruelty, taking away her natural womanly compassion.

Lady Macbeth saw remorse and peace as a sign of feminine values. She wanted to stip

herself of any compassion. Lady Macbeth has become tough and bloodthirsty for the title

of the queen. She wants Macbeth to murder Duncan no matter what the pain is. She tells

him that she would take her own baby and dash its brains out to attain her goals. After

being unsexed she swears herself to bloody deeds. Lady Macbeth becomes unatural and


Lady Macbeth s persuasiveness was able to conquer Macbeth s fears of killing

Duncan. Her transformation to cruelty allowed her to controll Macbeth and make him do

as she wished for her greed to become queen. These three forces lead to the demise of



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