Lady Macbeth In the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare tells a story about a prophecy granting Macbeth to be crowned king if he kills the cherished and beloved king Duncan. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife played a huge part in the killing of Duncan. Although Lady Macbeth did not kill duncan and it was macbeth who had done it, Lady Macbeth still had a major influence on Macbeth which had caused him to murder the king without her influence the crime would have not been committed. Macbeth needed someone to believe in him doing the act and be there for him, Lady Macbeth had played that part. Lady macbeth had also stated that had done it herself by stating this insulted Macbeth, also even though the prophecy stated he would be king he couldn't
After Lady Macbeth’s reaction to Macbeth’s letter he wrote to her about the prophecies, readers started to understand what kind of character Lady Macbeth was. Of course with her being the plotting character in the crime scene, it is obvious she is the more evil character. Never once did she question herself to not go along with the plan, unlike Macbeth.
She persuades Macbeth into murdering Duncan. Macbeth was reluctant to commit the murder. During Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s conversation he mentioned, “If we should fail?” (1:7 59) and Lady Macbeth replied with a long statement explaining that they will not fail. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth then configured their plan: Lady Macbeth was to make the guards drunk and ring the bell once it is safe for Macbeth to go kill King Duncan.
Macbeth is More Responsible In Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” Macbeth is seen to be as the one responsible for King Duncan’s murder, as Macbeth’s hands were the ones that actually killed King Duncan. However, while Macbeth may be thought of as ultimately responsible for his actions, but there are other influences that actually show on a closer inspection of the text, the three main influences to his decision are Lady Macbeth, himself, and the witches. This is (in my opinion) convincing evidence that Macbeth is completely responsible for the murder of King Duncan.
She never gives up her traits unlike Macbeth. The only time she actually tries to give up her humane traits is when she hears about the prophecy “That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full ; Of direst cruelty”(Act 1, Scene 5, Line 42-3-4). She also was not able to kill King Duncan because he looked too much like her father “ Had he not resembled;My father as he slept, I had done ’t” (Act 2, Scene 2, Line 12-3). When Macbeth had killed Banquo, she could not help but wonder why Macbeth would do such thing to his close friend. She is even more shocked when Macbeth brutally slaughters Macduff’s family.
First is the prophecy that the three witches proclaim to him and Banquo in the forest. This occasion is what starts the entire debate of possessing power or not through violence. Next is Lady Macbeth for the reason that she is thinking of the benefits being the queen will have. Lastly, Macbeth’s own ambition of gaining power and seeking the love he does not wish to be lost from his wife compels him to accomplish the cowardly act of murdering King Duncan while he is asleep. So far, Shakespeare wanted the audience to not necessarily villainize Macbeth, but see him in a bad
“Macbeth- who may I rather challenge for unkindness than for mischance?” (2.3.44-45). Macbeth this is about a man who wanted to be in power and would do any wrong deed to get there. With the help of the Weird Sisters and his wife the murder spree began than ending with Macbeths head decapitated by a foe named Macduff. Although Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to follow the prophecies and Macbeth’s loyalty to his wife destroys his thoughts, the Weird Sisters hold ultimate control when they predict his coming title.
Did Macbeth take what the witches predicted too far? Though the witch’s prediction did help inspire him to commit Duncan’s murder, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth himself contributed to Duncan’s murder. The witches are a key factor to Duncan’s death. They predict that Macbeth will become king, “All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!”
On many occasions she rules her husband and dictates his actions. Although near the end of the play Lady Macbeth’s personality and strength begins to deteriorate. Later committing suicide after having many detailed memories and thoughts from the murder. Shakespeare not only shows how guilt can change a person’s personality but he also portrays untraditional gender roles.
Lady Macbeth even views her husband’s weaknesses as leverage to harass him into killing Duncan. This can be seen when, at one stage, Macbeth repels the idea of killing a good king and believes that the assassination should not be done, his wife demands him to kill by saying abusive words. She questions if Macbeth loves her, she questions Macbeth’s masculinity and she criticizes Macbeth’s aspiration to be king. These three brutal statements hurt Macbeth. Since Macbeth wants to prove his manhood, his love for
—No more o ' that, my lord, no more o ' that. You mar all with this starting” (V.i line 36-38). Even though, Lady Macbeth had nothing to do with the murders after Duncan, like Banquo and Macduff’s wife as well as his son, she still feels guilty because she created the monster, by manipulating Macbeth to kill Duncan. Another reason Lady Macbeth feels remorseful is because she had to do with some of the action in the murder, for example planning the death of Duncan and framing Duncan 's attendant. The guilt is causing Lady Macbeth to go insane because she is aware “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
Macbeth is a tragedy play that was written by the famous playwright, William Shakespeare. There is a role that called Lady Macbeth, she is one of the most important roles in the play of why things happen like that. First, Lady Macbeth instigators and incentives Macbeth to commit murder Duncan to achieve their ambition. Second, Lady Macbeth helps Macbeth to conceal his offenses to be the king of Scotland. Finally, Lady Macbeth tries to comfort and spur Macbeth on continuing his plan.
While both of them are involved in the killing, Lady Macbeth is strictly responsible for the attack. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are equally evil characters, and Lady Macbeth is the one responsible for the murder because she convinces Macbeth to commit the crime and makes the arrangements for the killing. Lady Macbeth uses different tactics and words to
This tactic works for her as she get Macbeth to go through with the killing of King Duncan. There are times where Macbeth is very hesitant in killing the king and but she uses her emasculating tactics to make him feel that he has to go through with the murder to feel more masculine and prove himself of his manhood . One example of how she uses this tactic is by questioning his manhood. Although cruel, this tactic works and makes her husband murder King Duncan.