Lady Macbeth is convincing Macbeth about her plan to kill Duncan when he sleeps. She is trying to convince him about not failing the mission. She will drug the guards and then Macbeth could just go in and stab Duncan to death. Lady Macbeth is very ambitious and wants to seize the throne. "Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised.
Throughout the plot, she transforms from a courageous woman, to a rash murderer, and finally leading to a guilt-driven suicide. Strong-minded, fearless, and intellectually powerful are just a few of the terms that can be used to describe Lady Macbeth at the beginning. She was the mastermind behind the killing of Duncan, which led to the downfall of Macbeth as well. Her cunning plan to end the king’s life was nearly flawless; she had planned how to frame someone else for the deed and composed the perfect alibi. This plan triggers understanding of her intellectual level, which is far higher than where the other characters of the play expect her to be.
This quote spoken by Lady Macbeth is showing her desire for Macbeth to become more daring and wicked. He has many doubts in his mind about killing Duncan, but Lady Macbeth convinces him to do it. Before he kills the king and shortly after becoming king, Macbeth’s
Persuasive Essay- Lady Macbeth April Henderson 1st hour 11b English In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth is to blame for her very influential, power-seeking and insensitive actions to persuade Macbeth. Ambition and greed are two similar but different words; by crossing that fine line, Lady Macbeth shows her greediness in this play. Throughout the play Macbeth was told a prophecy but only with a little push from his wife did he make it happen. Macbeth was manipulated into achieving the powerful state as king but it tragically leads him to his downfall. Lady Macbeth, among other things, is a insane, controlling, manipulative person and tends to get whatever she wants and does whatever it takes to get it.
Evan Schweikhart Ms. Linda English 10H 7 November 2014 Macbeth as an Appalling Character in Macbeth In the beginning of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we see the main character Macbeth as a very trustworthy and noble person. However, throughout the play his character is altered by the influences of many people. Although these people have an influence on Macbeth, he is accountable for his own fate. The influence on the witches’ prophecies, the influence of Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth’s motivations, are the main reasons that lead to not only his disastrous end, but the end of many other characters as well. The witches are the ones to blame for placing the idea that Macbeth would eventually become the king of Scotland in his head.
True masculinity is a conceptual fallacy. Macbeth’s hamartia is his indulgence in the concept of masculinity. Lady Macbeth, the main female protagonist demasculinizes Macbeth throughout the play for his lack of assertiveness. Manipulatively, she states to Macbeth, “What beast was’t then, /That made you break this enterprise to me? / When you durst do it, then you were a man” (1.7.47-49).. She defines manhood as stark aggression to achieve power in any means necessary such as killing Duncan.
Although a courageous general who holds Duncan in high regard, ‘he hath honoured me of late’ (I, vii, 32) and isnot naturally inclined to commit evil deeds, he deeply desires power and advancement; he kills Duncan against his better judgment. Afterward, Macbeth is wracked with guilt and paranoia, and toward the end of the play he descends into a kind of frantic, boastful madness, before being killed. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, pursues her goals with greater determination, yet
Macbeth was obsessed with gaining power and becoming king and he was jealous of Duncan because of his power and authority. In the opening pages of ‘the withered arm’ the origins of the conflict between the two women are established. We are shown the connection the two women have to Farmer Lodge and the differences between the two social classes. Hardy deliberately juxtaposes the different houses and lifestyles (pg5) to encourage the reader to sympathise with Rhoda and perhaps to emphasize more the inevitability of the conflict between the two women. Hardy’s interest in the underdog and the uncovered difficulties experienced by women and the poor, show he was strongly against social prejudice which would have been a big thing at the time this novel was written and was probably influenced a lot by his own childhood experiences.
Even at the beginning of the scene where she is so confident that her plan is fool proof and her husband has killed Duncan (lines 4-8), where she says, “he is about it … “. From the very beginning we perceive Lady Macbeth as manipulative and deeply ambitious and essentially has the power to control her husband's actions. This is evident through the plot to kill King Duncan in Act 2 scene 2. Lady Macbeth insulted her husbands manhood stating: "What beast wasn’t then, When you durst do it then you were a man; And to be more.... Showing that she would be even more of a man if she were him, thus forcing him to slowly leave his conscience aside and do what his wife has told him.
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.