How Does the Character of Lady Macbeth Develop Throughout the Play of Macbeth?

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In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth plays a very large role in manipulating and persuading her husband to secure the throne of Scotland for them. She tries in every way she could and I’ll be exploring how she changes throughout the play in this essay.

Lady Macbeth first appears in Act 1 Scene 5, where she is reading a letter sent by her husband, Macbeth, who is away fighting as a General in King Duncan’s army. The letter tells of three weird sisters or witches saying that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor and later he would become King. As one of the prophecies turn out to be true, Macbeth does become Thane of Cawdor for his valiant efforts in battle, Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth would become King, naturally, and starts to make plans on how to get the throne of Scotland for her husband and for herself. I think at this point she is evil and cunning and also clever. She says:
“Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way.” -Act 1 Scene 5
“To catch the nearest way” would be to get the throne the quickest way and that would be by killing King Duncan. Also she fears that Macbeth is too ‘nice’ to kill King Duncan as she says: “Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness”. This shows she is cunning, clever and always thinking ahead. Furthermore she seems cold and cruel because as soon as she finished reading the letter she starts making plans to kill the King; why not just wait and see what happens because she believes the prophecy so much.
Afterwards a messenger enters and bears news that King Duncan will be having dinner and will be staying at their castle. Here she seizes the moment and begins making plans, which again shows her cleverness, cunning and greed for the throne.
So up to now we have seen Lady Macbeth being strong, clever
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