Essay On Lady Macbeth's Flaws

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There are many reasons to think Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are not suitable as royalty. This is because they aren’t suitable, especially Macbeth. Everyone has their own flaws, some larger than others but all flaws affect a person in some way. Macbeth’s fatal flaw that led to his downfall is his own dark thinkings that developed because of his ambition, wife, and the supernatural prophecies. The witches were the first to tap into his true self and his dark thinkings by saying:

FIRST WITCH
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!
SECOND WITCH
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!
THIRD WITCH
All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter! I, iii, 48-50

If a person was told this would you start to wonder how this
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But, Macbeth without Lady Macbeth would most likely not have succeeded in becoming king because she drove his actions until they became his own. Lady Macbeth said:

Look like th’ innocent flower,
But be the serpent under’t I, v, 65-66

Which explains exactly what was happening. Macbeth was the serpent all along in reality but in his appearance he acted as he had never thought dark thoughts before which is a lie. The assumption made is because there must be some background knowledge of killing and similar thoughts made towards others. This must have occurred because he was looked upon as a hero to all other thanes and the king for his killing of others in Act 1. The supernatural prophecies and Lady Macbeth influenced Macbeths’ ambition which led to the reality of Macbeth's own thoughts which were his fatal downfall. You can see Macbeth’s dark thoughts have taken over his appearance and still is his reality throughout the play. All of Macbeth’s influences pushed out the reality of himself instead of appearing how he should have been because his flaw took effect in a bad way rather than
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