Lady Macbeth is far more savage and ambitious than her husband, yet she convinces Macbeth to commit the murders that will make them king and queen. Macbeth is without his wife's cruel and uncompassionate attitude towards life. Lady Macbeth is aware that her husband is genuinely a gentle person. However, she is able to manipulate Macbeth into committing evil deeds in order to achieve her desires. Lady Macbeth fears that Macbeth lacks enough courage and killer instinct to murder Duncan.
Shakespeare wanted to conceive Lady Macbeth in being a strong, more powerful wife than any other. Her behaviour shows that women can be cruel to men. It doesn’t have to be the other way round. Lady Macbeth uses words such as “foolish woman” or “coward” to show that Macbeth is edgy. When the three witches had met with Macbeth, and then he had told his wife, he did not feel sure that murdering the King was right, although he was the King’s savior.
The relationship among Macbeth and Lady Macbeth alters throughout the play Macbeth as they both in turn take on the role of the more dominant character. Their attitude to each other constantly changes throughout the play, although events in the play certainly draw Macbeth and Lady Macbeth apart their love for one another is evident throughout the play. Macbeth shows his love by saying a few compassionate words in his letter to Lady Macbeth about the meeting with the three weird sisters. Lady Macbeth shows that she cares for him by planning the murder of King Duncan so Macbeth can become king. 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.
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.
In doing this she was extremely deceitful of her lover also. She employed many conniving tricks in order to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan, such as in scene in Act I, scene seven when she says, ³From this time such I account thy love.² Here she is basically saying that Macbeth may prove his undying love for her by killing the king, thus causing him to feel that he is obligated to murder King Duncan. King Claudius and Lady Macbeth are also very good at disguising their deceit. In Hamlet, only Hamlet himself is aware of the true nature of Claudius. All others, including his Wife and subjects, think he is a wonderful and innocent King.
The Characterisation of Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5 The Macbeth scenes are generally intended to express tragedy in the play. Much of the scene in Act 1 Scene 5 is concentrated on Lady Macbeth, because she has dominance over her husband. The scene commences with Lady Macbeth in solitary. She had received a letter from Macbeth that he had been announced Thane of Cawdor after a victorious battle. Macbeth had also written that the witches predict he will replace Duncan as King.
Lady Macbeth is the force behind Macbeth’s sudden ambition and she tries to manipulate him into feeling guilty and unmanly for not following through with the murder, by using her husbands emotions, she manages to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan. After the death of King Duncan, Macbeth becomes the more controlling one, and Lady Macbeth’s guilt eventually becomes too much for her to handle which leads to her death. Lady Macbeth is in fact the one that performs the preparations for the murder of King Duncan, but still shows some signs of humanity by not committing the murder herself because he resembles "My father as he slept". After the murder has been committed, she also shows signs of being a strong person because she calms Macbeth down in order to keep him from going insane.
This idea goes awry when Duncan names Malcom his heir. Macbeth then, still believing in the witches, goes on with his plan to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth is a very loving wife to Macbeth and she wants to do anything she can for him to achieve his goals. She just takes it a little too far, and she puts too much pressure on Macbeth to commit crimes that he is not sure he wants to do. After Macbeth sends her a letter about the witches’ premonitions, Lady Macbeth is no longer the sweet innocent lady we expect her to be.
Right after ... ... middle of paper ... ...of this play Macbeth proves to be man who is greatly influenced by his wife’s ideas and ambition. Lady Macbeth’s control over Macbeth’s decisions becomes stronger and stronger the further into the play it gets. Lady Macbeth plots Duncan’s murder from the beginning. She had the organized the entire plan of murdering Duncan, which involved killing the guards also so it could cover up their bases in the murder of Duncan. Macbeth is slightly doubtful of her plan to kill the king, however Lady Macbeth subtly bombards him with comments that now question his courage and by saying their love is nothing if he refuses to go through with this plan.
She made health care her cause and received criticism from the public as being too political and taking on too large an issue for a First Lady. She did so to be recognized around the nation as more than just a doting wife. Women have similarly fought to be heard in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. When Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that three witches prophesied that he would become king, for example, she immediately devises a plan to manipulate Macbeth to murder Duncan, the current king, without any regard for Macbeth’s desire to let fate run its course. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to murder Duncan because it is the only way she can be valued and heard in a time where women had virtually no rights.