The witches’ prophecies intensify her ambitions for her husband, to be the King of Scotland. Lady Macbeth is the one who encourages him to kill the king and she not only encourages him, she makes all the plans herself. We see how clever she is and how she understands her husband well, she knows he has great ambitions, but she also knows that he is honourable and mentally weak: “yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’th milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great. Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it.” She also knows that she will have to use all her powers of persuasion to control and manipulate Macbeth into the murder.
Lady Macbeth of William Shakespeare's Macbeth Shakespeare shows Lady Macbeth as an ambitious woman. She starts out as a fiend like queen, who is capable of evil. However, as Macbeth grows more evil and ruthless, she sees the error of her ways and lacks the strength and courage to see things through. We first see this when she receives a letter from her husband. We see from the letter that Macbeth treats her as an equal, "My dearest partner of greatness", and that he is pleased to tell her of the prophecy, from the three witches, that she will become queen.
She told him he had no choice but to go on with it. She controls what goes on and makes sure it is done the way she wants. What i... ... middle of paper ... ...and taking things into her own hands. Lady Macbeth is the most interesting and complicated character in the entire play. Unlike the love-sick Juliet, Lady Macbeth, was enriched with the most unusual powers, the most dominant energy, and serious affection that could manipulate her husband Macbeth (Jameson) She is, in fact, the reason everything took a wrong turn for the worst in the play.
The Role of Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth fulfills her role among the nobility and is well respected like Macbeth. King Duncan calls her "our honored hostess." She is loving to her husband but at the same time very ambitious, as shown by her immediate determination for Macbeth to be king. This outcome will benefit her and her husband equally. She immediately concludes that "the fastest way" for Macbeth to become king is by murdering King Duncan.
In Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth, Shakespeare creates the ruthless character Macbeth, who is willing to go beyond any measure in order to attain the power of being king, including murder, deceit, betrayal and overpowering the chain of being. Macbeth was first tempted by the idea of kingship when three witches presented him with their portent of Macbeth becoming the next King of Scotland. Ebullient, Macbeth, immediately informed his wife of the news and they both pondered the thought of having the power to rule all of Scotland. Lady Macbeth, a power seeker herself, promptly schemed a plan to kill King Duncan in order for her and her husband to rule, displaying her ready ambition for power. Macbeth’s thirst for power ate away at his conscience
Lady Macbeth is the most skilled at persuading others, especially her husband, into believe things that are not true. The above quote, spoken by Lady Macbeth to her husband, shows exactly how manipulative and deceiving she can be. She is telling Macbeth to look and act pure, but to be evil inside. Macbeth, evidently led by his wife, but also by his own ambitions, is likewise guilty of deception. He deceives his best friend Banquo, King Duncan, as well as his public.
However, the prophecy is fulfilled only because Lady Macbeth leads her husband through the barriers. It is Macbeth’s wife who causes the death of Duncan. Lady Macbeth acts as Macbeth’s superior while the murder of Duncan occurs. Lady Macbeth has high ambitions for her husband. She understands that Macbeth has a lust for the throne.
From the very beginning, Lady Macbeth is depicted as an ambitious and powerful woman, who is central to the plot of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. So far, in the play, Lady Macbeth has been shown to be a very powerful and ambitious character. After reading Macbeth's letter, she says, "Thou wouldst be great, / Art not without ambition, but without / The illness that should attend it"(I.v 17-19), here, she is saying that he needs more evil or "illness" in him to become King, and therefore implies that she will "poison" him and give him the illness he needs to increase his ambition. Here she is also undermining her husband's authority (which is very unusual for a woman in the Elizabethan era) by saying he is unable to become a King, and is undermining his masculinity as she is thinking about things that a man would usually take charge of. To try to persuade Macbeth to kill Duncan when the audience first see them meet on stage, she is very bold, "Your hand, you tongue, look like th'innocent flower, / But be the serpent under't" (I.v 65-66), she shows her strong female identity, whose ambitions speak for her obsession with power.
He senses mischief and misdirection in their tendency. He feels that there is a ulterior motive behind their what they are saying : " And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths; Win us honest tr... ... middle of paper ... ...and Macbeth, and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both meet their death. The greater part of the evil show in the women characters. Without the three witches and Lady Macbeth, the occasions would not have happened the way that they did. They are the most important main thrusts behind all the movement actually when they are not on the stage.
The impact of ambition is exhibited through the actions of Lady Macbeth, Macduff, and predominantly, in the main character, Macbeth. Although Macbeth’s dreadful tyranny is largely credited to his own ambition, it actually all starts with Lady Macbeth’s iniquitous hopes for power. When Macbeth first hears his bright prophecy from the three witches, he immediately tells his wife. As the ironically more dominant one in their relationship, she says, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be/What thou art promised. Yet I do fear thy nature;/It is too full o’th’milk of human kindness/To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great,/Art not without ambition, but without/The illness should attend it” (1.5.2-7).