She understands that Macbeth has a lust for the throne. However, she fears that her husband would have trouble when attempting to murder Duncan and covet the throne because she regards Macbeth as “full o’ the milk of human kindness”. Since Lady Macbeth knows that her husband would never be able to perform such a task, she decides to control the procedures of the murdering of Duncan. She demands that “direst cruelty” contaminate her. She congregates everything that is evil inside her body in order to perform the evil deed of murdering Duncan.
Furthermore, in this scene the king announces that Macbeth is to be promoted as the new thane of Cawdor. In this scene Macbeth is portrayed as a mighty, patriotic, warrior and a loyal subject to the king. However as the play progresses Macbeth deviates from these traits. Macbeth’s encounter with the three witches confuses him. He begins to decide on a course ... ... middle of paper ... ... to kill Banquo he says “ Not I’ th’ worst rank of manhood say ‘t And I will put that business in your bosoms”(3.1.115) This was the same technique that Lady Macbeth used when she was persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan; she questioned his manhood.
When Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to go through with the plan she states “Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life / And live a coward in thine own esteem…” (1.7.46-47). Lady Macbeth fully understands the flaws present amongst her husband and strives to complete his ambitions and dreams by investing herself in this plan. Although, she understands his dreams of becoming king, she also understands that Macbeth represents a coward as he lacks the ability to commit such a sin. Due to this, Lady Macbeth decides to culminate him by challenging him mentally away from his hesitant action. Nevertheless, Macbeth, a character easy to influence, goes through with the execution of King Duncan.
After he kills the King and Banquo (separately) he is distraught with shame and guilt, while Lady Macbeth holds herself together and covers for his strange behavior. In Act V, we see Lady Macbeth falling apart, a downfall we later learn leads her to suicide. Macbeth, on the other hand, has forgotten his guilt, and is even willing to fight in the face of certain death when he learns of Macduff's unmotherly birth. While both characters may be viewed as foul, the theme still applies. One would expect, stereotypically, that Macbeth would be the one trying to convince his queasy wife that killing the King would be a blessing.
He asks “If we should fail”, and she responds “we fail?”- this is an indication of her devotion to the murder and attempts to convince Macbeth it is inevitable. These quotes also tell us that Lady Macbeth has fated Macbeth to become a sinful murderer. There is other evidence that Lady Macbeth is po... ... middle of paper ... ...ess” is a weakness, which explains her condemnation of remorselessness. Macbeth is a dramatic melodrama play, which is famously known for its conventions of tragedy. We see it greatly in the eyes of Lady Macbeth, because her ambitions for her husband to kill the King for the throne were a doomed fate that was inevitable.
In Act IV the apparitions playing with words convince him to continue to walk along the bloody path by advising him to be "bloody, bold, and resolute" and to "have no fear." These predictions give Macbeth confidence to murder more victims, so that he has got absolutely no hope left for retaining any virtues and opportunity of remedy. After the witches awaken Macbeth's desires of becoming king, his wife begins to push Macbeth towards the real act of murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth thinks she knows exactly what Macbeth wants--becoming a king--and decides that she has to force her husband to do what he would never do without her support--to kill Duncan. She never really tries to gain much for herself and never mentions that she wants to be queen.
MacBeth is aware that his only motivation to kill the king is his ambition, and that ambition drives people to disaster. At the end of MacBeth’s monologue, he had chosen not to kill King Duncan, and shares his decision with his wife Lady Macbeth once she enters. Lady MacBeth, an power-hungry woman, persuades her husband to return to the plan of murdering their king. The first ploy she used to persuade MacBeth was an emotional appeal, making him feel bad about himself by calling him a coward. She asks him,”Wouldst thou have that, Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem,” dubbing him a coward for retreating from the plan they originally agre... ... middle of paper ... ... obvious human truth is the manipulative power of women have over men by making them feel unmasculine.
Once her husband has decided to go through with the plan to kill Duncan, careful preparation is accounted for by Lady Macbeth, which is something she seems to d... ... middle of paper ... ...overriding all his protests; when he hesitates to murder; she constantly questions his manhood until he feels that he must murder to prove himself. Lady Macbeth’s notable strength of will endures through the murder of the king. It is Lady Macbeth who calms her husband’s nerves after the crime has been perpetrated. Near the end of the act she begins a slow slide into madness. Ambition affects Lady Macbeth much more than Macbeth before the murders, as does guilt more strongly afterwards.
says Lady Macbeth, trying to change her husbands mind. She shows Macbeth that if they follow her plan exactly and show remorse for the kings' death. They would not fail, "Who dares receive it other, As we shall make our greifs and clamor roar upon his death?" Towards the end of the play, Lady Macbeth shows weakness and guilt for her evil plans, and begins to go crazy. "Out damned spot!
However she also believes that her husband is “too full of the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way”. Lady Macbeth feels that Macbeth is overly nice, and that this will stop him being able to seize the crown. She feels that the only way for the pair of them to become monarchs is to “play false”, to do the wrong thing. Throughout her soliloquy that succeeds the letter reading, Lady Macbeth references the need to do something evil in order to achieve the crown. 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.