Lady Macbeth's Influence

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Lady Macbeth’s Direct Influence of Macbeth The downfall of Macbeth is caused by two unparalleled sides of the same road that is merely Macbeth’s own personal weak conscious and the dominated physiological abuse of Lady Macbeth. The constant manipulation of Lady Macbeth directed at her husband operates as an assault to his duties as a man and spouse, along with substituting her husband’s ambitions and aspirations with her own thriving greed for power. The ability to think to beyond what is needed encourages not only the collapse of sanity in Macbeth but also the rationality of Lady Macbeth. “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our pow’r to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?”…show more content…
Macbeth being hesitant and indecisive allows Lady Macbeth to overcome and influence him to do any wicked deed. Lady Macbeth feels her husband lacks the drive and courage to go through with the assassination of King Duncan. She explains, “Glamis thou art, an Cawdor; and shalt be what thou art promis’d. –Yet do I 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” (I.v.15-20) With this, she realizes that Macbeth is to laid back or nonchalant when he is not on the battle field. She calls him out on being a coward and not being able to satisfy her sexual needs as man or husband. Furthermore, because of her lack of faith in Macbeth due to his lack of ambition, I believe, “That with hath made them drunk hath made me bold: what hath quench’d them hath given me fire”(II.i.1-2), this statement proclaimed by Lady Macbeth that it was the desire for power and greed behind Lady Macbeth, not Macbeth, that caused the assassination of King Duncan. It was Lady Macbeth with the direct motive because she was blinded by the potential of riches and the ironic purity of such a social status. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth each came to a focal point on how to respond to the forces of fate. Lady Macbeth faced the question in her insanity
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