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People say isolation is a key factor to what makes people crumble and others say people crumbling is the cause to isolation. In the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, he demonstrates both ideas. Macbeth’s crumble causes him to be isolated and Lady Macbeths isolation causes her to crumble.
              Macbeth becomes more isolated over the course of Acts Three and Four because he has crumbled. After Duncan’s murder Macbeth pulled himself away from many people or became distant, including Banquo and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth begins to resent Banquo because his children are seen to be Kings one day. Macbeth feels threatened by Banquo because he is paranoid that Banquo is the only one who knows about the witches and their prophecies. Macbeth decides the best way to take care of this is to have Banquo killed. “Know Banquo was your enemy.”   This shows how Macbeth’s new enemy is Banquo. As the play goes on Macbeth becomes more isolated because of the guilt and paranoia of the murders. His isolation towards Lady Macbeth causes her pain. “How now, my lord, why do you keep alone.” This shows how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are slowly separating.   The murders Macbeth are responsible for pushes his sanity over the edge. Due to his guilt Macbeth starts to see things that are not real. At his reception dinner Macbeth was asked to sit at a table and he says “The tables full.” Macbeth thinks the table is full because he sees the ghost of Banquo. This causes him to have a scene in front of his company. They all don’t know why because he is the only one who can see the ghost. Everyone leaves the party which causes him to be more isolated. Also MacDuff did not attend the party. Macbeths crumble causes him to become isolated by everyone who once loved him.
              Lady Macbeth crumbles because she becomes isolated after Duncan’s murder. She started off in control and telling Macbeth what to do, but as the plot thickens she knows less and less information. Macbeth and Lady...

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