King Duncan calls her ‘‘our honoured hostess’’, she is loving to her husband and wants the best for him. Lady Macbeth is highly determined for Macbeth to be king. This will benefit her and Macbeth equally. She is immediately concludes that ‘The fastest way ‘for Macbeth to become king is by murdering King Duncan. Lady Macbeth’s immediate thoughts make her appear irreligiously cold but that changes throughout the play.
Unlike his wife, the idea of killing the king in order to fulfill the prophecy has not crossed his mind yet. When Lady Macbeth reads the letter from her husband, she is immediately taken up by the ambition to become royalty. Because Macbeth sets less in store by the prophecy, his wife needs to force him to commit the act, which will crown him King. The third major difference between Macbeth and his wife is the way with which they treat their new life as King and Queen. Lady Macbeth seems to have adapted fairly well to the new life.
It was his decision and he made it in a clear mind with the goal of becoming King. Macbeth was definitely not a villain before he was the Thane of Cawdor.A couple of forces might have drove Macbeth to cause all his crimes. The most evident of the forces that causes Macbeth kill Duncan is Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is very baffled about the prediction and he almost decided to not go forward with the deed when Lady Macbeth entices him to kill Duncan by telling him he is fragile and lacks masculinity. She has a lot more ambition than Macbeth and hopes that he succeeds so she can benefit from all the killings.
Brutus was the last of the conspirators to stab Caesar, while Lady Macbeth plots the murder of Duncan. Brutus also made a plan how do kill Caesar, similar to Lady Macbeth who manipulated her husband to commit a murder. These two character are great planners and liars, because their victims didn’t know what they are up to. Lady Macbeth and Brutus are both loyal and loving wife and husband, however, when Macbeth doubts his intension to kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth, manipulates him effectively by questioning his manhood, while when Portia kills herself, Brutus seems like he doesn’t really care about his wife’s death. This could be explained by Lady Macbeth’s ambition and the fact that Brutus was in state of chaos when his wife killed herself.
Lady Macbeth plays an important role in this play as she provides a scheme for Macbeth to assassinate King Duncan. After Macbeth had killed King Duncan, he later regrets on his wrong doing. Macbeth's first murder was a trying experience for him, however after his first murder, killing seemed to be the only solution to maintain his reign of the people of Scotland. Therefore, it was Lady Macbeth, through her plan, who introduced the concept of murder to Macbeth. Macbeth's ambition also influenced his declining character.
Lady Macbeth In what ways is Lady Macbeth important to the play? Lady Macbeth was important to the play because she provided inspiration to Macbeth to kill Duncan so that he would become king. Her personal life with Macbeth shows us how both Macbeth and her sanity deteriorate throughout the play. During the opening acts Lady Macbeth shows the role of strong women in relationships, with her strength she is able to sway Macbeth to doing what she pleases. In the first scene Lady Macbeth is introduced in (ACT 1 Scene V) she is reading a letter from Macbeth that states how three witches prophesied he would become king.
Macbeth is the real villain and Lady Macbeth is just a partner in crime, egging him on because of her desire to be Queen. Macbeth was loyal to his King and was an excellent soldier. However his wife, Lady Macbeth could see a better future for Macbeth as King after Macbeth tells her about the witches and their prophesies in a letter. Despite these conflicting ideas, it was Macbeth himself who decided to murder Duncan and the others. It seems that most people believe that Macbeth is the real villain of the play, after firstly killing the King but then Banquo and Macduff’s family but through Macbeth’s own ambition and desire for power, Lady Macbeth was able to manipulate and evoke weaknesses in Macbeth’s character to cause his respectable needs as a loyal solider, to turn into evil motivations.
As he writes in his introduction to the play: The whole point of Lady Macbeth's invocation is that she intends to murder Duncan herself. She speaks of 'my knife' and of 'my fell purpose.' And the same resolve is implied in everything she says to Macbeth after his entry. She bids him put "This night's great business into my dispatch"...she tells him he need do nothing but look the innocent and kindly host; she dismisses him with the words 'Leave all the rest to me'. All this seems obvious directly it is pointed out, though once again no one appears to have noticed it before, simply because in the end the murder is of course performed by Macbeth himself; and must be, however the drama is shaped.
This statement demonstrates her burning desire to become the Scotland queen and the determination to accomplish it with any cost. Also, she shows her ambitious behaviour by manipulating her husband into processing the deed, when Macbeth feels concerned and rather afraid about the negatively potential consequences of the murder. She questions his manhood and also threatens him with a shocking image: “dash’d the brains [of my baby] out, had I so sworn” (1.7, 58). Another example presenting her firmness in pursuing her ambition is her decision to not directly get involved in processing the murder. After all, she is a woman and a mother who is used to taking care people rather than taking people’s lives as she states: “Had he not resembled/ My father as he slept, I had done’t” (2.2, 12-13).
Witches come and reveal to him a prophecy of his future, which makes him want it straight away. Lady Macbeth keeps pushing for Macbeth to do whatever it takes to get what the weird sisters have predicted will happen, and finally goes ahead with it. Macbeth kills numerous people to have his prophecy fulfilled and is now the complete opposite person of who he was at the beginning of the play, but it is hard to blame Macbeth for his own demise because of these other factors because they play a role in boosting his actions Macbeth wasn’t an ambitious character until he met the witches. Macbeth is the most “worthiest cousin” of the Kind and is a “brave” soldier serving under him. He is established as a good character in the play and it is apparent that he had no real ambitions until he met the witches.