Macbeth Essay - Lady Macbeth

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Nicolette Gladu-Molina J.W. Speidel English II 11, February, 2015 Macbeth Essay Ambition can drive a man to do any possible thing to obtain what he desires. Though, in this case, it’s the wife who drives the force of ambition in this play. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have an interesting relationship with opposing natures, but share a desire for power. Lady Macbeth is the evil mastermind of the plans to achieve the royalty for her and her beloved husband. Although Macbeth is a brave and noble person in the beginning of Act 1, he is the complete opposite when he is faced with a plot to murder King Duncan to become the Thane of Cawdor. On the contrary, Lady Macbeth is all for killing the king to have her husband take the throne and even devised a plan to get Duncan’s guards drunk so they can pin the murder on them. Though Macbeth has second thoughts, Lady Macbeth still coaxes him to pursue the deed so he can achieve the high status as the king. These two characters do love each other, as Macbeth refers to her as his “dearest partner in greatness,” and have carried out the plans. Not much can be said about how Lady Macbeth feels toward Macbeth. Though one thing is clear, both desire a high status in power and believe in the prophecies of the three witches. Lady Macbeth is the glue that sealed the fate of the events that have unfolded in this story. Without the persuasion of Lady Macbeth, her husband might have taken up his second thoughts and refrained from killing King Duncan. Macbeth has been honored by the king and all sorts of people and didn’t want to feel guilt for throwing it all away by murdering him. Though, Lady Macbeth only entices him to murder Duncan for the sake of their love. “What beast was ’t, then, That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would Be

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