The Disentegration of Macbeth's Noble Mind

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William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is an intriguing play that was written and performed for James I, King of Scotland at that period of time. Macbeth consists of many different influences that drive noble Macbeth to a variety of murders and in mental disintegration of his mind the concept of misguided ambition is developed by those persuading him to kill. Three influences of Macbeth’s disintegrated mind would be the weird sisters, Lady Macbeth, and then his plots to kill out of fear and jealousy. First, in act one of Macbeth, noble Macbeth and Banquo meet three very odd witches, also known as the weird sisters. These witches are the true start of the disintegration of Macbeth’s mind and misguide him into a situation of rather to believe or not to believe for the sake of his future. All three witches name two truths of Macbeth; one that is occurring in the present and the other occurring in the future. He is now Thane of Cawdor and predicted to be the future king of Scotland. The witches have stirred up an important conversation in the showing of Macbeth’s character. He is rational about the chances of him becoming king but he decides to let chance take its own course, as he says, “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir.” (1.3.144), which proves that he is a good man with a noble mind. Second, the most obvious influence to the disintegration of Macbeth’s mind is his wife, Lady Macbeth. At the end of the first act, Lady Macbeth is reading the letter that Macbeth has sent her informing her of the current and future events. Lady Macbeth is concerned that Macbeth is too kind to kill and go ahead with becoming king showing her evil nature. When Macbeth arrives he informs her that the King will be staying at the castle tonight. Lady Macbeth tries to convince her husband why he should kill the king. She says, “What beast was’t then that made

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