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!
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.
"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." (Act 1, scene 5). Lady Macbeth is the force behind Macbeth’s sudden ambition and she tries to manipulate him into feeling guilty and unmanly for not following through with the murder, by using her husbands emotions, she manages to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan.
What not put upon his spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt of our great quell?" (1.7 63-72). Lady Macbeth feels no remorse for her husband killing King Duncan or the fact that she got the servants drunk and framed them for the murder. Lady Macbeth is the most evil of all the characters in Shakespeare's Macbeth. After observing the play Macbeth, many would agree that Lady Macbeth is a power hungry, ruthless human being.
( 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.
In doing this she was extremely deceitful of her lover also. She employed many conniving tricks in order to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan, such as in scene in Act I, scene seven when she says, ³From this time such I account thy love.² Here she is basically saying that Macbeth may prove his undying love for her by killing the king, thus causing him to feel that he is obligated to murder King Duncan. King Claudius and Lady Macbeth are also very good at disguising their deceit. In Hamlet, only Hamlet himself is aware of the true nature of Claudius. All others, including his Wife and subjects, think he is a wonderful and innocent King.
Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life And live a coward in thine own esteem Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would’ (1.7.41-44) When Macbeth is confronted and chided by Lady Macbeth for his cowardice, he reluctantly agrees to kill Duncan. It is evident that Lady Macbeth is hunger for power Lady Macbeth’s manipulation and dominance over her husband is evident when she demands Macbeth to prove his ‘masculinity by killing Duncan. After the death of Duncan, Macbeth begins to distance himself from Lady Macbeth, and he becomes ambitious. Despite being a king, Macbeth is worried about Banquo: “To be thus is
I would say Lady Macbeth is irrational, but that essay would never end. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the mental deterioration and eventual downfall of Macbeth is often attributed to the actions of his wife, Lady Macbeth. While Macbeth initially seems uninterested in killing Duncan, it is Lady Macbeth who encourages him to follow through and take various actions to secure the throne. After murdering Duncan, Macbeth becomes hooked, and applies this behavior elsewhere, killing those who stand in his path to rule. Because of this, Lady Macbeth is seen as an irrational monster, whose ruthless encouragement causes Macbeth to commit heinous acts throughout the play.
But, who is the conniving, wicked, and bloodthirsty female shadow who is the backbone to this mass destruction? Lady Macbeth plays the role as the bloodthirsty villain that stands alongside her husband. She mocks Macbeth when he feels uneasy about something she demanded him to do. She says “When you durst do it, then you were a man; / and to be more than what you were, you would / be so much more the man" (I.VII. 49 - 51).
Macbeth forgets about his friends and the value of their friendships and is willing to, and does kill them if it means his position as king isn't secure, or won't be secure. Macbeth's priorities aren't straight as a result of his avarice for power. The next character that will be explored from Macbeth is Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth's attitude towards power is somewhat similar to Macbeth's. At the beginning of the play, when Lady Macbeth reads the letter from her husband telling her about the witches, it can be clearly be seen that she will be willing to risk anything to see Macbeth king.