Lady Macbeth calls on the spirits of darkness and evil to replace her nurturing and feminine qualities with remorseless cruelty. Macbeth is appalled of the thought of killing his king and can think of many reasons for not going ahead with the murder. So Lady Macbeth manipulates him by accusing him of being a coward and unmanly, until he agrees to proceed with the murder. Lady Macbeth presents her plan that when Duncanâs servants are asleep, he will enter Duncanâs chamber and kill him. Macbeth carries out this murder so the third prophecies will be fulfilled.
She is far from a passive participant as seen by her actions. Throughout “Macbeth,” Lady Macbeth serves as the driving force behind Duncan’s murder. In one of her first immoral acts, Lady Macbeth begins to plan Duncan’s murder when she receives the witches’ letter, but she is concerned that Macbeth lacks the will to murder. After reading the witches’ letter that prophesizes Macbeth’s coronation, Lady Macbeth is overcome with ambition to take the throne. Lady Macbeth is willing to do anything to make this prophecy a reality.
She immediately forces Macbeth to act on the witches prophecies and murder Duncan in his sleep. Later, when Macbeth becomes uncertain about committing the crime, it is his wife who goads and belittles him guilting him into doing something he does not necessarily want to do. When Macbeth returns with the bloody dagger after killing the King, Lady Macbeth gets angry and calls him a coward, questioning his manhood, again manipulating her husband to get what she wants – the
If it were not for his wife, Macbeth would never have decided to murder Duncan. In MacBeth, a famous Shakespeare play, MacBeth, with the aid of his lover, Lady MacBeth, murders Duncan, King of Scotland, for his throne. In the Act in which this occurs, before the deed is done MacBeth is doubtful and wavers. Lady Macbeth sees this as weak and cowardly and manipulates him into killing the King. Lady MacBeth plays an important part in Duncan’s murder because it is she who had the greater ambition to kill him.
Madea is the wife of Jason, who was abandoned by him and left with no one because she was exiled from her original land. Madea shows that being betrayed by Jason she needs to get back at him by killing his wife and her kids eventually becoming criminally insane. Lady Macbeth and Madea define themselves through their husbands because both commit or persuade acts of violence for personal gain eventually driving themselves insane. Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to become King of Scotland and she wants to become the Queen of Scotland. When she hears of the witches prophecy that Macbeth will become King she is power hungry.
Before Lady Macbeth plots to murder the king, Macbeth receives some very ironic news. First and foremost, three witches address Macbeth as “Thane of Glamis” and “Thane of Cawdor”; additionally, they tell him “Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter” and Banquo “thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” (I, iii, 48-67). Macbeth is already Thane of Glamis, and later he becomes Thane of Cawdor, because these two predictions have already become true, he feels puzzled because King Duncan is still living. Macbeth gradually starts to think about murdering Duncan, however [“His thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical’] which Macbeth does not take seriously, [“shakes so his single state of man that function”] (I, iii, 139-140). He also feels that “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me without my
But it isn’t just a role reversal in her behaving as a man might. Lady Macbeth is more indecent and conniving because she has maintained her manipulative feminisms which ironically diminish her husband, making him appear weak and without resolve. In the end when she finally confronts her own conscience to know how horrible she has been, the Lady collapses, disintegrates and disappears. How awful. Over and over and over again Lady Macbeth challenges her husband’s manhood and his will to kill and seize Duncan’s throne in Act I:
With this in mind, even though Lady Macbeth fiercely persuaded Macbeth to kill the King, it was Macbeth’s final decision to commit the murder. It was Macbeth’s decision that also saw the villainous acts of the murder of Macduff’s family and Banquo and his son, Fleance, go ahead. Yes, the Three Witches deceitfulness indirectly encouraged Macbeth, but Shakespeare’s autonomy of will suggests Macbeth always had the final decision. This means that no matter how much Lady Macbeth, or the Three Witches, tried to influence Macbeth, they can not be the real villain in Shakespeare’s
He does that with the aid of his evil wife Lady Macbeth. She plotted the murder, and she made most of the decisions, but forced her husband to carry them out. Macbeth visits the tri of witches again and they tell him that his friend's son will be the king. The witches also tell Macbeth that he has to fear no one because their prophecies seemed impossible. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth plan to hire murders to kill Fleance and his father Banquo.
Central ideas of Macbeth are those like in the beginning of the play when the Three Witches tell Macbeth that he is going to be King. When telling Macbeth he was going to be King they gave him a sense of greed. When he told his wife about this prophecy she cond Macbeth into killing King Duncan. Killing the King was another Central Idea, The central idea led to the sons of King Duncan to run for their lives leaving the next person in place taking the throne who was you guessed it! Macbeth.