Lady Macbeth Corruption When Minds Are Prone To Evil

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“All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.”- Ovid. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth was cruel to her husband. He was told by witches that he would become king, so she urged him to kill the king, questioned his manhood, and when he could not immediately finish the deed, she called him a coward. Lady Macbeth is evil. Lady Macbeth premeditated and planned on carrying out the murder of King Duncan, even if her husband did not want to at first. “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) Lady Macbeth called to spirits to take away her kindness, her remorse, so she could have the heart to kill the king, though urging Macbeth to do the deed itself. When she went to do it herself, she could not, but made Macbeth do it instead. He …show more content…

She may have called on spirits and asked to strip her of her womanly ways, and on the surface, it sounds evil, but maybe it means she was too good to do it before, too pure, so she had to change before she could do anything like kill the King. “If Duncan hadn’t looked like my father in his sleep, I’d have done it myself.” (2,II,12-13) A quote from act Two, when she attempted to kill the king, she could not, because her kind heart saw that it looked like her father, and she couldn’t bring herself to murder him. Through this, it is still false. Evil by nature, Lady Macbeth never once tried to be kind deliberately, she instead was only weak at some points. In all, Lady Macbeth is evil, she put her husband down and shoved him around, tore out her innocence and swore to do devilish things, and there’s no greater evil in Macbeth, the play by William Shakespeare, than Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth’s mind may be prone to evil, but she was not corrupt, she was just evil from the

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