She makes Macbeth murder Duncan because he looks too much like her father when he sleeps. Macbeth stabs King Duncan while he is sleeping but he leaves the dagger in the room. Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return. After the murder, Macbeth is very skittish about people finding out if it was him. Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth.
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.
Thought this play Macbeth knew that committing the murder was wrong but after his wife consistently challenged his manhood he decided to kill Duncan. Letting Lady Macbeth influence his decision negatively impacted his mental state causing him to make unjustifiable choices. Although Macbeth agreed to kill the king, he was initially against it. When Lady Macbeth began to insult his manhood he took it personally, and felt he needed to prove to her that he was a man. Having his manhood insulted drove him insane, and letting the thought of being invincible caused him to become mentally impaired.
We also know that she is responsible for these heartless things because she has so much guilt that she commits suicide. Macbeth would never have done any of those horrible things if it were not for the murder of King Duncan, which was forced on by Lady Macbeth. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a trusted soldier, who is honest and noble. Unfortunately, he meets three witches who tell him three prophecies; that he will become thane of Cawdor, that he will become king and that Banquo’s sons will become kings. These three prophecies slowly change his opinions on life and turn him into a greedy, dishonest, tyrant, full of ambition.
She knew her husband was " too full o' the milk of human kindness" to take the initiative and she resolved to push him into murdering Duncan Macbeth was so upset after killing Duncan he stated " I'll go no more, I am afraid to think what I have done". Lady Macbeth then accepted the responsibility of taking the daggers and smearing the grooms with blood. She had goaded Macbeth into killing Duncan and she stopped him from falling apart with remorse after having done the deed. Macbeths reign as king was one of fear and insecurity that others would take the crown from him. Of Banquo he said " their is none but he whose being I do fear".
This causes him to plan to kill Macduff and his family, and in return they raise an army and slaughter Macbeths army. “Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself, within my sword's length set him; if he ‘scape, heaven forgive him too!”(IV.iii.33-35). This is the reason Macbeth eventually falls to tragedy and ends up dying during a war with Macduff. Macbeth being the cause of tragedy in the play had three main causes. The witches prophecies, Lady Macbeth being his wife and influencing him more than anyone else could, and Macbeth's ambition, all led to Macbeth causing the tragedy, which ultimately ended up killing him.
In act I, Macbeth's tragic flaw is having too much ambition. He has indecision about killing King Duncan because he says that he is his kin, Duncan is his guest, and the aftermath of King Duncan's death will cause the people to go crazy and riots will break out. But Lady Macbeth with such great visions of power and destruction persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan. Macbeth now decides when he has to kill King Duncan because Duncan has pronounced his son Malcolm to be next in line to be king. When Lady Macbeth finds out about the witches prophecies, she sees that her husband could be king if he kills Duncan.
After hearing th... ... middle of paper ... ...her. Pressure is a result of both others and the inner workings of one’s mind. During the tragedy of Macbeth, the main character feels forced externally by his wife, who convinces him to kill Duncan so they he can be crowned king. Macbeth also feels pressured by each of the three apparitions, which causes him to try to kill Macduff, attempt to back out of his final battle with Macduff, and panic and grown tired once Birnam Wood begins moving to Dunsinane. Macbeth later feels internally pressured to secure his throne, leading him to kill Banquo and his son; by his heightened fear, causing him to resort to the witches’ prophecies for a feeling of safety; and lastly, by his tyrant figure, which causes him to become blood lusted when he ends up killing many innocent citizens of Scotland.
But what they don’t know is that this is the start of the bloody massacre that will change who they are and how they think forever. Macbeth has multiple hallucinations and his paranoia leads him to hire murderers to kill Macduff’s family out of anger and spite. Lady Macbeth sleepwalks and gets to the point of madness when she kills herself at the end of the play. This demonstrates that our actions can be affected by human nature and our thoughts can be easily corrupted by temptation. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is showed as a noble Scottish General in King Duncan’s army.
In this play both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth die because of their lack of temperance, remorse, and understanding, and their greed. In Macbeth the protagonist’s wife, Lady Macbeth does not have patience for Macbeth to become king. As Macbeth walks onto the stage Lady Macbeth immediately suggests the plan to kill Duncan when she says, “ Look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under... and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch which shall to all our nights and days to come to give solely sovereign sway masterdom”( 1.5.75-82). Lady Macbeth proves her lack of temperance by coercing Macbeth into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth is so eager to take away someone’s life so that she and her husband can live in luxury.