How Does Lady Macbeth Manipulate Duncan's Murder

analytical Essay
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327 words

Lady Macbeth's desire for her husband to have power led her to plan Duncan's murder and to manipulate Macbeth into committing the murder. In Act 1 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth calls to evil spirits begging them to make her cruel and free of guilt so that she can do the task that is at hand, killing King Duncan. Many times throughout the plotting of Duncan's murder you see Lady Macbeth having the power in her relationship with her husband which was fairly uncommon at the time they lived. She constantly questions his manhood as a way to control him you can see this in Act 1, Scene 7 when Macbeth is starting to have second thoughts about the murder, “When you durst do it, then you were a man;And, to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more

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  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's desire for her husband to have power led her to plan duncan’s murder and manipulate him into committing the murder.
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