1. DESCRIPTION OF LADY MACBETH Lady Macbeth is presented to the reader from her first appearance in the play as a woman fired by ambition. What Macbeth lacks in decisiveness, Lady Macbeth makes up for his lack of bloodthirsty lust for power and wealth. Swearing off her femininity at the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband powerfully to follow through with his plans to kill Duncan. After the act of regicide, it is Lady Macbeth who has the soundness of mind to plant the incriminating evidence on Duncan's guards.
We also recommend watching Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play and A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters Lady Macbeth Character Analysis Ambitious. Manipulative. Evil. These three adjectives can easily be applied to Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Her lust for power and position drive her to manipulate her husband to murder Duncan,
It is this prophecy that will make Macbeth go astray and become the person that he never wanted to become. Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth telling her about his experience with the three witches. Soon after a messenger arrives and discloses that the king will come to Macbeth’s castle tonight to honor Macbeth for his recent victory. When Macbeth arrives home to his wife Lady Macbeth, she begins to
Lady Macbeth manifests a misguided loyalty to her husband. Lady Macbeth loves her husband with a genuine if perverted fervour. In her obsession with the achievement of earthly power she calls on the powers of darkness to take her over body and soul. She believes that by doing this both of them will come to have ‘solely sovereign sway and masterdom.’ At the Banquet scene she makes a prodigious effort to remain loyal to her husband and shield his reputation before the lords of Scotland. It is also loyalty, which causes her to faint when the murdered body of Duncan is found in order to prevent Macbeth from exposing his fear before the others.
Macbeth: Justice or Injustice Murder, deceit, and immorality are not a rare occurrence in the story of Macbeth; in fact they are the basis of the story. The three witches play with Macbeth’s mind and make him thirst for the throne, Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to murder King Duncan, and says Macbeth is a coward for his hesitation, to trick him into killing the King. And Macbeth not only murders King Duncan, but also Banquo, the Macduff family, and attempts to kill Fleance, son of Banquo. The question remains; is justice served where justice is due in this story? A lust for power already existed in Macbeth, but it was his encounter with the three witches on his return from battle that triggered his thirst for the throne, and subsequently the deaths of many, Macbeth among the deceased.
Her love for her lover falls because of his death and the character becomes abusive and harsh towards her sister . Set also in Victorian times , the poem describes a love that is strong that turns into a betrayal because of jealousy . In ‘Macbeth’, we hear Lady Macbeth’s voice more frequently than the farmer’s bride – she doesn’t seem to even speak through the entire poem. In ‘Macbeth’ when Macbeth is greeted by three witches as “King hereafter” , he sends a letter to his wife about the encounter , knowing that she loves him and that she will understand what she needs to do by providing the “direst cruelty” required for killing the king . When the letter arrives , Lady Macbeth instinctively understands that Macbeth’s letter to her is a silent request for help.
In this quote Lady Macbeth is thinking about the witches prophecy and how she can make it come true. She states that she will control Macbeth with her words and she will convince him to do what she says; like killing Duncan. This shows that Macbeth’s main action (the killing of Duncan to become king) was based on what he was told by the witches and what Lady Macbeth told him after he told her. Another case in which Macbeth is acting upon the witch’s prophecy is when he wants to murder Banquo. When Macbeth talks to the murderers and even a bit before he says, “It is concluded: Banquo thy sol’s flight, / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.” (3.1.141-142).
Lady Macbeth is a victim of her uncontrolled ambition.This ambition causes her to push herself and Macbeth to the very edge. She convinced Macbeth to kill Duncan by questioning his manliness. Lady Macbeth shows her negative ambition and ruthlessness while speaking to Macbeth in this quote: "Was the hope drunk?...Like the poor cat I' th' adage." (Act I, Scene vii, Lines 35-45) In this quote Lady Macbeth is asking Macbeth if he is afraid to kill Duncan, and if he has enough courage to say so. She is asking him if he wants to be king or not, and if he is to be king he must commit regicide.
Roseanne Barr once said, “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You take it.” In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, lady Macbeth, Hecate and the Three witches take it upon themselves to achieve power. By questioning Macbeth’s manhood, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into killing King Duncan, therefor achieving a position of power. The three witches play upon Macbeth’s ambitions to gain power over him and lead him to his downfall. The goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, manipulates Macbeth by taking power over the three witches and telling them to mislead Macbeth to his destruction.
* She knows immediately that murdering Duncan is the only way of quickly achieving her goal. When Macbeth brings further news that Duncan is actually coming to spend that night with them, it becomes clear that her role is to seize the moment and facilitate her husband's rise to kingship. Before the murder (Act 1, Scene 7) How does Lady Macbeth persuade her husband to kill Duncan when he does not want to? Lady Macbeth uses different methods to persuade Macbeth to change his mind. Which one really affected Macbeth?