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Several forms of disintegration are evident in Shakespeares Macbeth These forms of disintegration include marital disintegration moral disintegration and psychological disintegration In the beginning of the play Macbeth is portrayed as a noble and loyal character who is defending his country against traitors and foreign invaders However as the play progresses we see that his ambition and the prophecies made by the witches start to affect his morals marital relationship and state of mind In the beginning of the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeths relationship is very close They are soul mates and have a lot of love for each other Macbeth even tells Lady Macbeth about how the witches foretold that he would become king and how that he plans to murder Duncan to make the prophecy come true However Macbeth has his doubts about killing Duncan because he believes it is wrong Lady Macbeth realizes that Macbeths morals are too strong and that she must convince Macbeth to let go of his morals before Macbeth would willingly kill Duncan She does so by insulting him and saying that she would kill a baby who was sucking on her breast and that he is a coward for even having doubts about killing Duncan However this is only done out of love as Lady Macbeth realizes that if she didnt convince Macbeth to kill Duncan Macbeth would never be able to satisfy his ambitions As the story advances however we see that their marital relationship is starting to fall apart After Macbeth murdered Duncan he wanted to murder Banquo as well because of the prophecy that Banquos son will become the king of Scotland Unlike before however Macbeth does not tell Lady bout his plans to murder Banquo and Fleance This is the first sign that their marital relationship is disintegrating Whereas before Macbeth would tell Lady Macbeth anything he now doesnt want Lady Macbeth to get involved with the murder of Banquo and
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