[They must die. And since they must, I who gave them birth will kill them.] ’’ Last quotation by Medea shows that her own justification for her murder of children. She does not want to leave her children as a mother to a hostile country, sos he chooses to kill them.
Upon learning of the witches’ prophecies, the woman devised a plan which included Macbeth murdering Duncan to take his title (I, iv, 38-40). This scene demonstrates Lady Macbeth’s obvious malicious intent and her malevolent personality. After noticing her husband’s reluctance at executing her plan, she influences him so that Macbeth will conclusively murder Duncan. “ …Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem” (I, vii, 42-3). She continually criticizes him for refusing to kill Duncan, letting him know that what he was doing was considered a cowardly act.
In conclusion Lady MacBeth and Cassius show similarities between the role they play. Lady MacBeth trying to persuade MacBeth into killing King Duncan for the benefit of the both of them. Cassius being the leader of the group of conspirators and persuading Brutus to join even if he was one of Caesar 's good friends. In the end MacBeth loses her sanity and her mental condition worsen.
In the play of Macbeth, there are some characters that could be responsible for Duncan’s death. I personally think Lady Macbeth is the cause of Duncan's murder. She is the most ambitious to kill the king in the beginning of the play, pressuring Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was persuasive of driving Macbeth to commit the murder. She manipulates him to go through with the murder even though he was very doubtful about it.
Macbeth simply gets deceived by her forceful words. She is dominant over her husband and effortlessly persuades Macbeth to go forward with decisive plan. Her dominance and control can be conveyed by “hie thee hither that I may pour my spirits in thine ear”, here she is calling for Macbeth to hurry home so she can pour her poison in his ears so he follows her orders with his eyes closed. The phrase “pour my spirits” is linked with poison; to contaminate his mind with her heinous objective. The word “pour” reinforces this idea of poison as she intends it as a liquid which take over his mind and slowly ‘kill’ anything which would keep Macbeth from executing the plan his wife has conjured.
She challenges and drives Macbeth to kill King Duncan. “Quote” Had Lady Macbeth not persuaded her weak husband to kill duncan, this whole quarrel would have been avoided . Although Lady Macbeth started it, she was not a pure villain. In Act 5, scene 1 she has nightmares while sleepwalking about Banquo and the blood on her hands. A real villain would not feel guilty after committing a crime.
“My hands are of my color, but I shame to wear a heart so white”. (Act II, scn ii, 63-65) Macbeth ends up killing Duncan and instead of him leaving the daggers with the guards, he brings them back with him. Lady Macbeth then takes it upon herself to take the daggers back to the scene of the murder. She does not want to look like a coward like Macbeth.
That was her plan. Her fall guy was Duncan’s chamberlains; and their alibi would be they were sleep the time of the murder. Her tone shifted to a more confident and supportive tone. She came up with the plan, got Macbeth to go along with it now all she has to do is compete the murder.
The Transformation of Lady Macbeth Shakespeare’s Macbeth demonstrates how Lady Macbeth becomes less and less bloodthirsty after the murder of Duncan due to her humane qualities that allow her to feel guilt. Lady Macbeth transforms from a selfish murder-focused accomplice to a woman opposed to the murder of innocent people. Ultimately, she becomes a sleepwalker, consumed by her own guilt.
The verbal irony is meant to portray him as a praising uncle wishing him luck when he really means to kill Hamlet with the poisoned drink actually destroying his health. Having multiple methods to kill him leads to the turnout of the events as the Queen drinks from the cup. He tries to say “she swoons to see them bleed” (V.II.327) seeing that his plan has backfired, and quickly uses his words to hide it. When she dies, she exposes that it is him that poisoned the drink which leads to Laertes opening to strike Hamlet. Then Hamlet strikes him with the poisoned rapier which leads Laertes to open up about Claudius’s plan.
Josh Hawkins Norris-ELA 4 12-12-16 Period 2 Macbeth: Tragic Hero, or Mere Monster? There are several criteria to meet the classical definition of a Tragic Hero as defined by Aristotle. One of them is a lapse of judgment causing the character to do something stupid. Another is bad luck brought on by their lapse of judgment.
The play Macbeth was based on a late king of Scotland Mac Bethad mac Findlaích. This person has many differences and similarities of the Macbeth in play. Mac Bethad mac Findlaích was then greatly inspired for the Shakespeare's play. " In 1054, Macbeth was challenged by Siward, Earl of Northumbria, who was attempting to return Duncan's son Malcolm Canmore, who was his nephew, to the throne. In August 1057, Macbeth was killed at the Battle of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire by Malcolm Canmore" (Macbeth."