After observing the play Macbeth, many would agree that Lady Macbeth is a power hungry, ruthless human being. If lLady Macbeth did not push Macbeth into murdering King Duncan by questioning his manliness, Macbeth would have decided to not kill him. Lady Macbeth is merciless and the most evil character in Macbeth. The most evil and most important character to watch out for in Macbeth is Lady Macbeth. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and John Crowther.
Lady Macbeth In William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, many characters moods change throughout. However, the one character whose mood changes most throughout the play is Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is the one that drives Macbeth into the killing of the king Duncan. She seems confident and determined in the beginning of the play until she is overwhelmed by guilt. Along with this, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s relationship change after the many murders they have performed.
The Persuasiveness of Lady Macbeth When considering a dilemma, we usually turn towards those we love for advice, since they are the ones to whom we listen. In William Shakespears' Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is greatly responsible for the killing of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth reveals her secret evil nature, which pushes her towards her evil doings. Once Macbeth learns his prophecy to be king, she immediately convinces and persuades Macbeth into following her plan. Towards the end, when the crimes have been committed, Lady Macbeth shows weakness and guilt for her evil deeds.
The fact that Lady Macbeth had murderous thoughts makes her equal to the men she was surrounded by. It is through these points that Lady Macbeth’s character can be both vilified and explored as a feminist role model. An audience who would have attended Macbeth in the 16th century would have believed that women we're incapable of ambition and leadership. Lady Macbeth shatters this when she latches onto the idea that Macbeth will be king and creates a plot to murder Duncan. While Macbeth is hesitant about assassinating the current monarch, Lady Macbeth doesn't have a second though; she tells her husband... ... middle of paper ... ...he makes a plea to “Make thick my blood.
Later in the same scene... ... middle of paper ... ... the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in [her] face” than break such strong a promise. Macbeth then worries that the plan will fail, but Lady Macbeth strongly convinces him that if he is courageous enough, they can’t fail. By manipulating her husband with such intent, Lady Macbeth further proved herself to be responsible for King Duncan’s death. Lady Macbeth is the most responsible for the death of King Duncan. While the witches in the play provide the motivation for Duncan’s betrayal, they never instruct Macbeth to take his cousin’s life, yet Lady Macbeth does.
The Greater Guilt in Macbeth Everybody is driven by guilty conscience in our life. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth feel guilty at different times and different ways. Macbeth feels guiltier than Lady Macbeth after the murder of Duncan. During the Banquet, Mecbeth is very upset and nervous after seeing the ghost, But Lady Macbeth is making an excuse about her husband’s fear, and she doesn’t show any guilt. At the end of the play, the opposite is true: Lady Mecbeth feels guiltier than mecbeth..
By the end of the play Macbeth doesn’t care about his wife’s health that much, when she dies his taught was she was bound to die one day. Macbeth is portrayed as a great warrior, a hero if you may. The sergeant praises Macbeth's savagery "brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name)" (Shakespeare 1.2.18). Followed by his first meeting with the witches, Macbeth immediately writes to his wife to tell her what they had said in their prophecies. Lady Macbeth is introduced as a kind and loving wife, who underneath is actually a tricky and cunning woman.
She even wishes that she were not a woman so that she could do it herself saying in Act I, Scene 5, "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here." Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband with astonishing success, overruling all his objections. When he does not wish to murder, she frequently questions his manhood until he feels that he must kill King Duncan in order to prove himself. They are both blinded by ambition; nothing will stop them from gaining the throne. Macbeth feels remorse immediately following the murder, but Lady Macbeth assures him that everything will be fine.
The audience’s first impression of her is as a remorseless, cold evil wife. This prepares the audience for the evilness sh... ... middle of paper ... ...5 scene 5). Power has watered down all his love and kindness. Shakespeare portrayed Lady Macbeth as evil and in the end was driven to death by her own guilt because ultimately she was a human and not a complete monster. Lady Macbeth is thought of being a truly evil character because of the way Shakespeare portrays her character.
By the end of the play, however, the better side of Lady Macbeth’s character surfaces. She is so overcome by her sense of guilt over the murders that she commits suicide. On balance therefore although she has some fiend-like qualities she cannot be described as totally fiend-like. When we first see Lady Macbeth, she is reading a letter, from her husband, which encloses the predictions that the witches foretold for Macbeth. The prophecy is that Macbeth will be King.