Macbeth

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Macbeth


Two characters that have flaws that are the causes of their downfall is Lady Macbeth and
Macbeth. Lady Macbeth's flaw is that she makes her husband kill king Duncan; she feels
guilty after she does this, so she commits sucide. Macbeth's flaw is what leads him to
kill; his ambtion and selfishness leads to his death.


Lady Macbeth's flaw is that she convinces Macbeth that he isn't a man unless he goes
through with the murder of Duncan. She threatens his manhood by saying "when you durst do
it, then you were a man; and to be more that what you were, you would be so much more the
man" (act 1, scene VII, l 49-51). After Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill Duncan, she
feels guilty and says "here's the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia
will not sweeten this little hand" (act 5, scene 1, l 35-36). Lady Macbeth becomes
mentally ill; she kills herself because she feels so guilt.


Macbeth's flaw is that he feels the need to prove his manhood, which eventually leads to
his downfall. Macbeth was not secure in his manhood. So he feels the need to prove hinself
to Lady Macbeth. After he proves he is a man by killing Duncan, he thinks he has alot of
power to do whatever he wants. After Macbeth commits the crime, he feels that his soul can
never be cleansed, no matter what he does. He said "They pluck out mine own eyes, will all
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