The Downfall of Lady Macbeth

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Lady Macbeth
Macbeth is a play with many different themes. It is a play of murder, betrayal, and supernaturalism. The many different changes between settings, along with the mysterious actions of each character, keep us interested in what is going to happen next. Of all the characters though, there is one character whose thoughts get the best of her. Although it is true that Lady Macbeth is a big part of the play and adds a lot of interest, her character is revealed through her unkind attitude with Macbeth, careless feelings towards the lives of others, and her guilty conscience.
Lady Macbeth is very pushy when it comes to the murder of Duncan and Macbeth’s hesitations towards it. She gives this comment to Macbeth, “Oh, never shall sun that morrow see! Your face, my Thane, is as a book where men may ready strange matters. To beguile the time, look like the time, bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue. Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under’t” (p.191). This encouragement pressures Macbeth to kill the king. Lady Macbeth takes it upon her self to urge her husband to believe that it is all right to kill Duncan. This shows her bold and powerful character. Macbeth may not have had as strong as intentions or as much courage if his wife was not more concerned about the death of the king than he was. Lady Macbeth is more to blame for the death of Duncan than her husband because of her longing for authority and power.
Lady Macbeth is unsympathetic when it comes to the life of others. You see this in her character when she glosses over the murder of Duncan to Macbeth. She says to Macbeth, “ A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it then! Your constancy hath left you unattended. Hark! More knocking. Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call us and show us to be watchers. Be not lost so poorly in your thoughts” (p. 201). Lady Macbeth is

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