Characters are manipulative, influencing others to meet their ends. In ‘Macbeth’, Macbeth is manipulated by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth Is fully aware she will have to push Macbeth in to murdering Duncan. She states ‘I fear thy nature; it is too full of the milk of human kindness’, ‘Human kindness ‘referring to Macbeth’s Kind moral and heart. She is fearful that Macbeth’s kind nature will inhibit him from killing the king.
Hong Nhung Truong Lanz English 4 CP 11/09/2011 The Downfall of Lady Macbeth In Macbeth by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth shows her realistic personality when she becomes adhere to a sense of guilt and horror at the end of the play. As Lady Macbeth’s lust for power begins, she becomes more sinister and manipulative. She persuades her husband, Macbeth, to kill the king and accuse the king’s sons of killing their own father in order for her husband to take over the throne. She does not know the cause and effect she is helping to build something in progress, but it is not her power to stop when things goes out of hands. However, at the end, Lady Macbeth displays the feeling of guilt of killing so many people and realizes what she did before was all wrong.
Macbeth Essay (7) English Literature 3/26/12 Piper Peterson Lady Macbeth was no lady. She has to be the most vile, corrupt, deceitful person in Macbeth and the wickedest woman in literature. The Weird Sister witches are mere harpies in contrast. In greed and lust Lady Macbeth inspires her husband to kill Duncan and be King and precipitate a cascade of murders at his own hand and others’: the guards by Duncan’s bed, the soldiers, Banquo, and Lady Macduff and her children. But it isn’t just a role reversal in her behaving as a man might.
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.
Macbeth first takes this in a joking manner, but soon begins to take it very seriously. When he came home to his wife, he shared the witches’ prediction with her and she encourages Macbeth to quicken the process by murdering the current king, King Duncan. After murdering the king, Macbeth soon finds himself needing to kill many more in order to keep his secret. His kingship comes into jeopardy when he hears of someone named Macduff who is foretold to have the power to defeat him. Macbeth hears some juxtapose news that gives him a reckless attitude.
Lady Macbeth commits suicide from the guilt of persuading her husband to murder the king, and Macbeth himself eventually perishes at the hands of Macduff, a man whose family had fallen victim to murderers after he had fled to England. In this play, Macbeth’s descent into madness is set into motion by the ambitions of his wife. It is Lady Macbeth who first persuades
Both plays show fearless women who intervene with political matters and cause tension within the kingdom. Lady Macbeth questions her husband and pressures him into being more aggressive, while Antigone defies Creon by burying her dead brother, Polynieces. Both Lady Macbeth and Antigone defy the social and political expectations of their society by adopting the expected behaviors of the opposite gender. Lady Macbeth disregards the social and political norms by wanting to become more masculine and aggressive. While she prepares to exterminate the current king, she cries out “Unsex me here,/ and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/ Of direst cruelty.” (Shakespeare.
Without Macbeth’s ambition his tragic flaw could not come into place. From the moment Macbeth murdered King Duncan for his ambition, he became the tragic hero and developed the fatal flaw which leads him to his death. With the contributing factors of: the 3 witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s negative influence and manipulation, and Macbeth’s ambition to be King, all together greatly contributed to the degeneration of Macbeth from a well respected noble man to a detested blood-lust fiend, and then… to his untimely
She enters the play as a woman whose greed initiates cruel thoughts of murder. To manipulate Macbeth into assassinating Duncan, she verbally assaults him by undermining his manhood: "When you durst do it, then you were a man / And to be more than what you were, you would / be so much more the man" (1.7.56-58). She declares that if she is in Macbeth's position, she "would, ... dashed the brains out, had I sworn as you have done to this" (1.7.64-67). She is one to discuss matters rather than taking action. To avoid the consequences, she cowardly does not do the deed herself but instead manipulates Macbeth.
The points that will be argued are, that Lady Macbeth played a large role in the murder of King Duncan, The three witches planted the idea in Macbeth’s head, and that the murder of King Duncan was all Macbeths doing. In many ways, Lady Macbeth drives Macbeth to the murder and acts as more of a physical spur, as opposed to the witches who use a mental approach. She bullies him, uses emotional blackmail and knows he is morally sensitive so he must be pushed. She mocks his bravery and knows he is a warrior and will be insulted. When Macbeth is thinking about not going ahead with the plan she says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; and, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man”.