Causes Of Mental Deterioration In Macbeth

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Through out the whole the play of Macbeth we see the deterioration of his mental state. Macbeth makes multiple wrong decisions that led to many consequences that eventually caught up to him after the end of Act V. Many of Macbeth’s character traits led to his mental deterioration, including his guilt, greed, ambitions, and false hopes. One of Macbeth’s tragic flaws is his blind ambition; this is a major cause of his mental deterioration. Throughout the play, Macbeth makes one bad decision after the other, mostly because he was hungry for power. Lady Macbeth convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan so that he could become the new Thane of Cawdor, and later, King of Scotland. At first in the play, Macbeth keeps ambition in check, but later it

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