The first thing Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth is that she would have killed Duncan herself if he did not look so similar to her own dear father. She demonstrates her evil character flaws here and again on page 47 Act 2 Scene 2. On page 47 Lady Macbeth is angered with Macbeth for not leaving the daggers which he used to kill Duncan with the guards. Here, Lady Macbeth shows more of her responsibility in the murder of Duncan by taking the daggers from Macbeth. “Give me the daggers.
It was Lady Macbeth who influenced Macbeth into killing King Duncan. She wanted the title of being queen and King Duncan was in her way of that, so she got into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth was reluctant at first, which also shows that he is not wholly evil. A true wholly evil person wouldn’t be reluctant about killing someone. Throughout the play, it is evidence that Macbeth is not wholly
In the beginning of the play, it is evident how much Macbeth loves his wife. This is what makes it so easy for her to bribe him into killing Duncan, which eventually leads to him killing many more people. Unfortunately, in the end of the play, their relationship gets ruined and Lady Macbeth ends up taking her own life. Because of one bribe, Macbeth went on to become a serial killer and their relationship would turn to mush. In act 3, scene 4, line 119, Lady Macbeth responds to Ross: “I pray you, speak not: He grows worse and worse; question enrages him: at once, good night.
“O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (Shakespeare). The quote shows the significance of the rapid change of events that were executed in a short period of time. The first perception that the audience saw of Macbeth was that he was ashamed of having done such a deed as killing his ruler. In what could’ve been just an hour later, Macbeth had killed 2 more innocent men, not only to cover his story from the guards giving a defense of the incident but to give himself a better status as the kings rightful defender for his death. On page 39, Macbeth states, “The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser reason.
Furthermore, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth saying that she would kill her own baby while breastfeeding, if she had promised him she would. This leads him to believe that being reliable and trustworthy is more important than being a good person. Lady Macbeth's manipulation is the primary reason, Macbeth is able to carry out his plan to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth continues to negatively influence Macbeth by modeling how to manipulate others. Later in the play, when the murderers are hesitant to kill Banquo and Fleance, Macbeth reassures them
(Act 1, Scene 7) Through the power of manipulation, Lady Macbeth powerfully challenges Macbeth to commit to the plan to murder King Duncan by exclaiming “screw your courage to the sticking-place. And we’ll not fail.” (Act I, Scene 7) It is through her words that Lady Macbeth has her husband, Macbeth, murder King Duncan and achieve her great desire to become Queen of Scotland. Unfortunately, the death of King Duncan begins Macbeth’s reign of tyranny, which also begins the emergence of Lady Macbeth’s guilty conscience. As a result of serving as a catalyst that effectively unleashes Macbeth’s true side of evil, Lady Macbeth’s guilty conscience begins to surface. Immediately upon becoming King of Scotland, Macbeth’s wicked and selfish ambitions to achieve absolute dominance over the throne begins his murderous reign of tyranny.
There are many reasons a once great man may fall. Hubris leads Macbeth into taking far too courageous actions, his lack of questioning makes him blind, and his own actions lay the blame of the Murder solely on his shoulders. While most can agree Lady Macbeth had her part in persuading him, one cannot blame her for the act simply because she wanted it to happen. Macbeth is the murderer, his wife didn't make one. Macbeth is firstly at fault due to his own hubris.
In the Story of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, there are many different characters who could play the role of Macbeth’s corruption. There is three possibilities of his failure, Macbeth himself, the witches, or Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth tricked Macbeth into doing the wrong actions, such as killing Duncan and making it seem like it was the right thing to do. Macbeth hurt himself by listening to what others tell him, and being conned into making the wrong decision to becoming a king. Part of that is the witches fault, they made him hallucinate and believe things that he never would have if the witches weren't involved.
Setting off such a unique vibe, Lady Macbeth emits her urgency to gain the greatest amount of power she can. Throughout reading “Macbeth”, the audience discovers many poor qualities about Lady Macbeth. An accessory to the murder, Lady Macbeth, happens to have a greater responsibility for King Duncan’s death than Macbeth. Shockingly, Macbeth didn’t know how to respond to lady Macbeth’s idea to murder King Duncan. She exclaims, “Only look up clear, to alter favor ever is to fear.
However, this is not true. Lady Macbeth did not influence Macbeth into the thought of murdering his king. It was Macbeth’s own free will. Macbeth is the sole reason that all of this turmoil has happened, not Lady Macbeth. Yes, Lady Macbeth is conniving, but she did not play a significant role in the actual murder of the king.