She feels overpowered by everything that is happening in two ways, both mentally and physically and decides to end her own life. Play Macbeth by William Shakespeare shows two proper ordinary nobles whose lives twisted together in a whirlwind of power and the crazy resulting in their plunge. They were so caught up in this selfish world they forgot to consider the consequences of their actions. Lady Macbeth loses her sight of rationality from the beginning of the play to the end. She imagines an image of cruelness and believes she can handle the invasion of evil to her soul and mind.
Lady Macbeth's power lead her to plan the death of King Duncan and cover up for Macbeth during his weak times. Lady Macbeth also began losing power when she saw her father laying down on the bed when she was looking down on Duncan and losing her demise throughout the play because of Macbeth's power increase towards the end of the play. Lady Macbeth is a protagonist spouse who is the controlling factor throughout the beginning of the play. She is a dominating, authoritative women who loses control over her husband as he gains his independence which causes her own weakness and eventually leads to her demise. She reaches the peak of control which leads to her demise.
The Influence of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth In Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but is corrupted by the witches prophecies and by Lady Macbeth's and his own ambition. This is because of the weakness of Macbeth's character and the strong power of Lady Macbeth as she is easily able to influence him. Her strength motivates him at the start but after he realizes what he has done it is himself that continues in his murderous, bloody path. At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth appears as a kind wife but underneath lies a scheming and treacherous woman. Both Macbeth and his wife go through many changes throughout the course of this play.
In Shakespeare’s historical play Macbeth the main leads wife, Lady Macbeth, displays major character development throughout the play. Lady Macbeth is seen transforming from a bold, fearless and cunning women, to a very scared, guilt ridden and psychotic women. At first, Lady Macbeth describes her husband’s nature as, "too full o the milk of human-kindness" for him to take any action that would result in him getting the power of King. Furthermore she questions Macbeths manhood by asking, “Are you a man” acknowledging the fact that a man’s masculinity is the biggest honor he can hold. In the beginning of the play she is seen as a ruthless figure who is willing to go to any extent in order to achieve her goals.
Lady Macbeth upsets the natural order of known behaviors to women, and changes the course of her husband’s destiny as well as her own. Later in the play, Macbeth changes into man who has become the cold, callous warmonger his wife so venemently fought for. Unfortunately, the request of thickened blood now thins, and Lady Macbeth cannot deny her guilt as she slowly crumbles under the pressure.
In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Shakespeare’s Macbeth both protagonists are pushed to their destruction by, as it seems, their wives. Both Willy Loman's and Macbeth’s relationships play very large parts in both plays. Love is blind and one partner is always blinded and naïve, therefore leading to one’s demise. Throughout both plays we see the change in the relationships because of events that occur, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth especially endure drastic changes in their relationship throughout the play, going from loving, to being manipulated into a selfish relationship that revolves around power and success. Linda does not really attempt to save her husband, although she knows very well what is wrong with him and that he will kill himself if she does not do something.
Throughout the tragedy of Macbeth we observe two people on their attempt to gain power and glory through various foul actions. It can be argued that Lady Macbeth is the one responsible for triggering a slippage into this inevitable situation that led to their descent. From the moment Macbeth became aware of his “fate” Lady Macbeth started forming her own imaginary world in which her evil plans seemed likely to be effective. The thought of she and her husband being royalty makes her dismiss rationality and while being immersed in her corrupt intentions, she bares a great influence on Macbeth himself. During the play her personality is being subjected to a gradual and deteriorating transformation which leads to her demise.
To me, she appears at first to be loving but ambitious. By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth is revealed to be cruel but loyal, aggressive, ruthless and neurotic. The fact that she kills herself shows how mentally unstable she becomes. Lady Macbeth plays a crucial part in the key events surrounding Macbeth. Throughout the play we see her determination build to a point where she pushes Macbeth and herself over the edge.
While playing the devil’s advocate, Lady MacBeth becomes disgusted with his actions. She reminds him of all the good that will come from their actions and what will become of him if they fail. Through the first act of MacBeth, Lady MacBeth is overtaken by the greed and the need for power. When her husband does not follow suit, she becomes a manipulator with a single goal; to become a royal. In addition to the art of manipulation, intimidation is one of Lady MacBeth’s strongest
. . and that I think Lady Macbeth never had; though the unrecognized pressure of her great guilt killed her. (116-17) Clark and Wright in their Introduction to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare interpret the character of Lady Macbeth: Lady Macbeth is of a finer and more delicate nature. Having fixed her eye upon the end - the attainment for her husband of Duncan's crown - she accepts the inevitable means; she nerves herself for the terrible night's work by artificial stimulants; yet she cannot strike the sleeping king who resembles her father.