The play Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, is a story that revolves around reversals and the idea that “fair is foul and foul is fair” (I.i.12). One of the most intriguing characters in the story is Lady Macbeth, who manipulates her husband Macbeth to carry out her nefarious plans. Her obsession over the prophecy that Macbeth will be king incites her to convince Macbeth that he must murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth introduces her own view of masculinity that stems from the idea that men are inherently reckless and greedy. Although Macbeth contemplates whether or not to murder Duncan, Lady Macbeth taunts and persuades Macbeth by challenging his masculinity.
After observing the play Macbeth, many would agree that Lady Macbeth is a power hungry, ruthless human being. If lLady Macbeth did not push Macbeth into murdering King Duncan by questioning his manliness, Macbeth would have decided to not kill him. Lady Macbeth is merciless and the most evil character in Macbeth. The most evil and most important character to watch out for in Macbeth is Lady Macbeth. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and John Crowther.
Macbeth now convinced that he must prove his manliness by becoming king and he must make this happen by murdering Duncan. Although Lady Macbeth is portrayed as the villain, she has to have someone else to what she want which keeps her from doing the dirty work. After Macbeth kills Duncan, it seems that Lady Macbeth helps by finishing the murder by framing someone other than her husband. Macbeth is a tragic hero who causes suffering by committing murder and distress, exemplifying the negative effects of a bloodthirsty desire for power. Lady Macbeth torments her husband Macbeth in going through with the evil deed of murder which leads her to be the villain.
A character which has the largest influence on the play is Macbeth. Macbeth is someone who is tortured by the pain of the words of those around him. Macbeth is influenced heavily by the three witches who prophesize that he is going to take over Duncan; ‘Good sir, why do you start and seem to fear/Things that do sound fair?’, this shows that Macbeth was already thinking about killing Duncan and that the witches have read his mind. The idea of becoming King taunts Macbeth and drives him ever closer to wanting to become King. Macbeth knows that killing Duncan would be wrong yet it still plays a large role in the back of his mind.
The Dimensions of Macbeth's character in Shakespeare The importance of the scene is that Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan. In Macbeth's soliloquy he agonises with his conscience over killing Duncan. However Macbeth's mad ambition will be his downfall. Scene 7 is crucial to the rest of the plot as it sets the play in motion. Shakespeare attracts the audience's attention through his use of imagery; changes in pace, to maintain atmosphere and tension; rich language, and contemporary references.
This all revolves around the idea of the unnatural influencing Macbeth and causes much of the tragedy within the play to occur. Lady Macbeth wishes to throw out her morality for the sake of gaining a title. With the help of invisible sprits, she wants to make herself able to commit a terrible act of murder to make her dreams of the royal life come true, without having reservations or remorse. She approaches Macbeth with her intent to kill King Duncan. Macbeth, although wanting th... ... middle of paper ... ...s insanity and madness which he has brought upon himself from the witches prophecy, his ambition was so overpowering that it took control of his mind and focused only on success and power which eventually led him to insanity.
Shakespeare made sure to point out that ambition is also dangerous in its ability to terrorize in its aftermath. By Act V, Lady Macbeth’s ambition has fleeted; horror ... ... middle of paper ... ... good characteristic to withhold. He wanted the future to learn from Macbeth, and from his other works, such as Julius Caesar, where ambition was used by the main antagonists and characters to achieve invincibility. If Shakespeare’s argument of ambition being evil is valid and its ability to ruin even the most virtuous and honorable men and women, then Malcolm, Macduff, Fleance and all other characters are capable of repeating mistakes that Macbeth made, if the play had continued on. Humanity in today’s world is also capable of replicating the atrocities in Macbeth.
Present fears/Are less than horrible imaginings./My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,/Shakes so my single state of man” (act 1, scene 3, lines 138-143). These evil thoughts accumulated until he finally killed the King. Therefore, Macbeth is evil. The second song is “I Want It All” by Queen. The lyrics express the ambition to get what you desire.
Lady Macbeth is thought of being a truly evil character because of the way Shakespeare portrays her character. Her malevolent influence on Macbeth, her trying to hide her humanity to help her have more power over her husband, then her trying very hard to hide her guilt are all examples of the evil she had done. Her dark and sinister nature gradually gave way to insanity and a suicide. Lady Macbeth’s character is a proof that power and thirst for it can lead to insanity and a person’s ultimate down fall. Works Cited Shakespeare, William.
(IV.ii.83). Although he regrets murdering Duncan, murder to Macbeth was not a big deal anymore. Lastly, Lady Macbeth is a huge factor in Macbeth?s evil acts. For instance, she is the one who really starts him off to kill. Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth for her satisfaction of being queen .In addition to this, she constantly questions his manliness making him feel like a sissy/wimp if he doesn?t commit this act.