This confuses and annoys Macbeth because the three witches said that Macbeth would one day be king. So, Lady Macbeth, thinking only of her and how much she wants the power, tricks Macbeth into thinking that he would be the only one gaining power and killing Duncan wouldn’t be beneficial to her at all. Macbeth agrees to murder Duncan; but, as the time to kill Duncan comes nearer, Macbeth starts having second thoughts about killing Duncan and is beginning to back out of completing this task. Lady Macbeth does not like this and starts to call him a coward and questions him by asking if he is afraid to act the way he wants to. She goes on to say that if she were him, she would follow through with her promise “I have given suck, and know how tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me.
Macbeth seeing Banquos ghost is not his fear but his guilt over killing his best friend. With Lady Macbeths’ case she makes the crucial mistake of worrying about the future ultimately this causes her to go insane because she keeps thinking that she will be caught. However that is not the reason for her insanity, she was consumed by the guilt of forcing Macbeth to kill Duncan, she could no longer live with herself so she committed suicide to put an end to her misery. In modern society both of the misfortunes of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth can happen to anyone, why do human beings do anything to become successful even if it requires them to push others under the bus. Guilt is the number one reason for depression in America and the second highest reason that causes people to commit suicide in todays society.
The monstrous language Lady Macbeth voices is demonstrated through her use of euphemisms and puns. Such as the euphemism “great business” and the pun “crown”. This conveys Lady Macbeth to be evil and conniving as it suggests to the audience that she is perhaps sneaky and secretive as she does not directly mention any reference to the gain of power, which will come from the murder of King Duncan. A final way in which monstrosity is portrayed, is through Lady Macbeth’s disturbing comments. For instance, she says “Unsex me here”.
In the play Macbeth is persuaded by Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan in order to get the “ornament of life,” which would be taking the thrown. Before the murder of Duncan Lady Macbeth says that, “Glamis thou art and Cawdor; and shalt be what, not without ambition, but without the illness that should attend it,” in order to show that Macbeth must turn to murder as a way to gain power after Macbeth has heard the predictions of the weird sisters. Lady Macbeth explains that murder is the answer to the obstacle of Ducan, but she fears that Macbeth is much too kind to do such a thing. Because Macbeth is a genuine person, Lady Macbeth must manipulate him into the murder to achieve power for her and her husband. Lady Macbeth makes Macbeth look vulnerable which makes Macbeth feel pressured into the killing of Duncan.
After reading Macbeths letter, Lady Macbeth is jubilant to the idea of murdering King Duncan. She begins to come up with a plan in killing Duncan to gain the royal crown. She then fills up with pure evil; she evilly scams Macbeth into the sadistic murder. Lady Macbeth says “Look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” In this quotation Lady Macbeth is demanding that Macbeth should act innocent and not guilty, but beneath the kindness and love, be a devious evil man who won’t let anything between the crown and himself. Shakespeare quotes sentences such as ‘Look like th’ innocent flower’, which suggests that lady Macbeth is comparing Macbeth’s behaviour towards a flower.
In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, a numerous amount of hateful actions are committed, especially the death of King Duncan. I believe that Lady Macbeth should be held more responsible for the murder of Duncan than Macbeth because she went out of her way to convince Macbeth to kill him, then covered it up, and felt guilty and received karma for what she did. Although he agreed to actually murdering the king, if it wasn’t for lady Macbeths intentions Macbeth would have not gone through with the plan. Lady Macbeth made Macbeth the horrible human he became; she is more capable of evil than he is. She has great influence over
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth the relationship between cruelty and masculinity is contrary to most other works of art. This play portrays women to be manipulative, violent, and evil. Macbeth, the play, breaks away from the stereotype that men are the sinister ones and shows that evil can, and does, come in many different forms. Lady Macbeth is the greatest evil in the play and is the mastermind behind all of Macbeth’s evil deeds. While Macbeth does the actual murdering, his actions and thoughts imply that he does not really want to kill Duncan or Banquo.
The witches and Lady Macbeth made Macbeth lose his sanity. Lady Macbeth and the witches were to a great extent accountable for Macbeth’s actions. If he hadn’t trusted the witches’ prophecies so much and if Lady Macbeth wasn’t so vicious, Macbeth could have lived to become a respected King. His own actions, influenced by others, lead to his fatal
It reveals Lady Macbeth's diabolical nature: instead of advising him against believing the witches' prediction that he would become king she decides to incite him to murder Duncan. She knows fully well that her husband could become king of Scotland only by murdering Duncan. It reveals that Macbeth is "too full o' the milk of human kindness" and how she plans to "chastise him with the valour of her tongue" to fulfil their ambitions, this quote also shows some disturbance in Lady Macbeth because it sounds quite manly and unfeminine. This clearly indicates that Lady Macbeth is the dominant partner in their marriage and that although Macbeth is a brave and courageous military commander he can be easily manipulated by his wife. This has led many critics to conjecture whether Lady Macbeth herself is a witch in human form.
As the play progresses, it is evident that Macbeth is tempted by the witches and has become evil by the catalyst of their powers. The reader recognizes the mental weakness Macbeth really has even though he has power in ambition. The varying points of view of a play give the author more power for audience to become involved with the actions on stage. For example, Macbeth in one of his soliloquies says whole heartedly, "I am his kinsman and his subject," about the thoughts of killing Duncan only to be later plauged by vision of "thy blade and dudgeons gouts of blood." This first person point of view allows the audience to know Macbeth's thoughts that no other character in the play can.