If it were only the witches' prophecies, then Macbeth would surely not have murdered Duncan. It was because Lady Macbeth constantly harassed her husband, that he was driven to commit all this evil. "... her blood thickened, her milk changed to gaul - into the inhuman, the distortion of nature..." (Ludwyk 233). This illustrates the complete metamorphosis of Lady Macbeth from a loving, beautiful, caring, kind wife to a ruthless, nasty, shrew of a woman. The women in this play distort Macbeth's intuition so much that he thinks he is doing the right thing.
Her inner ruthless and cunning ways makes her reveal her absolute madness and her being the true villain that she is that would make her do the destructive things. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is the driving force of all the chaos in Macbeth’s life. She is the backbone for all the betrayal , values power over human life, and she is not very supportive of her husband when everything is all said and done. It’s very clear that Macbeth generally has the final say in most of the gruesome killings in the play. But, who is the conniving, wicked, and bloodthirsty female shadow who is the backbone to this mass destruction?
( I, sc vi, 38-43) At this point she goes to the extent of planning the murder of Duncan and already prepares to assume full responsibility of the murder. During this moment of the play, Macbeth also appears and the influence Lady Macbeth has over him is clearly seen. She refers to Macbeth as a "coward" ( I, sc vii, 43) which in turn shows the ambition Lady Macbeth has for her husband to gain the crown. Clearly Lady Macbeth's words and actions towards Macbeth have the affect she wish... ... middle of paper ... ... physically yet extremely weak mentally, this is the weakness which causes his downfall. In addition to his mind, it is his never-ending ambition and his blind trust of the witches prophesies which ultimately change Macbeth from what he once was to the monster he had become.
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.
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.
In the last scene of the first... ... middle of paper ... ...hat fears the painted devil.” Lady Macbeth offers no emotion or compassion for Macbeth and the murder he has committed. She even proceeds to call him childish for being sensitive to the fact that he just murdered. Lady Macbeth is undoubtedly more ruthless as she is cold to Macbeth and his feelings and only looks ahead to covering up the task. Her cruel, malice nature is most evident as she will not even comfort her husband when he is most panicked. It is clear that Lady Macbeth is more ruthless than Macbeth in the first two acts of the play.
An analysis of Lady Macbeth reveals that she is a powerful character who adds complexity and depth to the play about murder, insanity and revenge. Due to Lady Macbeth’s ambition to become queen, she persuades her husband to murder king Duncan. She calls Macbeth a coward, believing that he is not worthy enough to match his actions with his wishes telling him “Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valour as thou art in desire?”(I.vii.39-40). Lady Macbeth is trying to reveal the evil within her husband; she wants to provoke him into committing a murder so that Macbeth will be devoted to gaining control of Scotland. She is aware that she has control over her husband which she is using against him.
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 return MacBeth continually becomes more evil while Lady MacBeth guilty conscience slows her down. In the beginning of the play, Lady MacBeth is full of evil ambitions. These ambitions lead her to insanity and eventually death. In Lady MacBeth's first seen her character is portrayed as one that has been seized with evil intentions. Lady MacBeth deceptively convinces her husband to murder Duncan so she will become queen.
Perhaps one of the strongest obvious evidence that show guilt, is how it affects lady Macbeth, how she couldn’t handle it any longer, and that was the reason of her death. Lady Macbeth realizes that nothing could ever get rid of the smell of the blood and the guilt caused by all the murders committed by Macbeth. “Here’s is the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. O, O, O!’’, (V, I, 53-55) It’s also shown here that she feels responsible for every person her Husband killed.