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.
In the opening of the play, a loyal Macbeth is approached by three witches who entice him with their claim that “[he] shalt be king thereafter.” (1-3-50). This information stimulates his hidden thirst for power and willingness to keep the throne for himself. He plots to murder the king and takes the liberty of killing Banquo, and anyone else who poses a threat to his reign to aid his own insecurity. Macbeth begins to lose trust in those around him and becomes unstable. Shakespeare shows through Duncan, who carries a legitimate power, that only direct threats to the kingdom are punished accordingly.
I believe that she has a bad influence on Macbeth being that she led Macbeth in to a bad situation. lady Macbeth is always trying to over take Macbeth on the great chain of being .women in Shakespearean times where considered to have to work under men and where not allowed to take part in manly activities also lady Macbeth wished to be famous so when the news of Macbeth being told by the witches that he shall be king al her dreams flashed before her eyes being that she was expecting Macbeth to overhaul king Duncan in the great chain of being she then wished to overhaul men and the royalty as well, she saw her self as stronger and more powerful then Macbeth and she used love to guide him in to the grasps of the witches and the
Yet do I fear thy nature, / It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness / To catch the nearest way.” (I.V.15-18).These lines tell how much she wants power so bad that she makes Macbeth feel unmanly by telling what she could do. Lady Macbeth shows devotion to making Macbeth King by planning ways that he can become king.
At the same time, in Macduff and in other figures in the play, Shakespeare shows us that guilt can be overcome when it is recognized as such. Plainly, neither Macbeth nor Lady Macbeth rises to this task. Macbeth attempts to substitute fear for guilt and to deal with it through action, while his wife acknowledges the unbearable effect of guilt she limits it into a deterrent, using the management of her husband's guilt as a means for diverting her attention away from her own sense of shame. Both of these courses prove damaging, and, at bottom, the depth of tragedy which Macbeth and Lady Macbeth undergo stems not from their terrible deeds alone, but from their inability to accept the guilt from their
Point- The character Lady Macbeth places a plan to provide Macbeth false security. She states that security is a man’s most evil enemy. Quote 1- For example, when Hectate states "And you all know, security / Is mortals' chiefest enemy," (3.5. 32-33) Explain- Concluding sentence- Body Paragraph 4 Topic sentence- Point- Lady Macbeth fears that her husband does not have the courage to take the challenges to become a king; she tries different approaches and tactics to overcome her husband’s fears. Quote 1- Explain- When the lady Macbeth said unsex me here she went to the spirits to make her less lady like Quote 2- "too full o' the milk of human kindness" Concluding sentence- Concluding paragraph Thesis restate- The play Macbeth briefly demonstrates a significant role within the characters using quick tactics and strategies to manipulate and use super natural powers to have influence over others.
In both Act One and Two, Lady Macbeth was portrayed as the dominant partner in the relationship and a driving force behind Macbeth’s corrupt actions to take the throne. However, in Act Three Scene Two, Macbeth now as king and possessing the power he longs to protect, takes on the role of the dominant partner in the relationship and no longer needs Lady Macbeth to convince him to carry out his eventual evil deeds. Macbeth even goes as far as to keep Lady Macbeth out of his plans to kill Banquo and Fleance by telling her to “be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck/Till thou applaud the deed” (III.ii.45-46) showing that he is not only capable of conceiving and carrying out his own sinister deeds but no longer needs Lady Macbeth’s help or approval of
Lady Macbeth chastised her husband and called him weak and unmanly when he balked at the idea of killing Duncan. Macbeth was a weak, easily manipulated man whereas his wife was a self-serving, manipulating woman who couldn't do the dirty deeds herself. Once Macbeth gets the crown, he becomes paranoid and goes to any length to keep his position, but it is Lady Macbeth who encouraged his
From the moment she makes her first appearance in Macbeth, it is impossible to deny that Lady Macbeth is a force to be reckoned with. She doesn’t question her husband’s plan to kill the King; no, she questions his manliness, fearing he is too soft to actually keep his word: Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. (I, v, 15-18) She fears that Macbeth lacks the monstrous brutality necessary to kill Duncan and fulfill the prophecy of the three witches—which is surprising, considering he hacked his way through a throng of innocents just to chop a man in half and stick his head on a pike—and so she tells Macbeth that she will make the arrangements to
241-243). Do quips, taunts and harsh written words stop a man from getting what he wants? Of course not! By the use of “paper bullets of the brain” we create an image words shooting like bullets, mercilessly teasing him but it still will not keep him from changing his mind about marriage. Shakespeare uses diction and imagery to oversee the transformation in Benedick as defends his former hatred towards marriage by deciding that people can change overtime.