Flaws In Macbeth

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From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed. Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth into killing Duncan; she is just as involved in the murder as Macbeth, resulting in her being guiltier than Macbeth. Lady Macbeth exclaims, “Wouldst thou have…show more content…
Even though Macbeth murdered the king, her wasn’t certain that he wanted to commit the crime. He became very guilty after he murdered Duncan, making Lady Macbeth more guilty as well. Macbeth states, “Listening their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’ when they did say ‘God bless us!’ (Shakespeare 168). After murdering Duncan Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he could not say amen. He committed a crime so he feels that he is no longer under the protection of God. Macbeth’s guilt further increases Lady Macbeth’s guilt. Lady Macbeth knows that Macbeth didn’t want to murder Duncan, so she feels even more guilty because she was the force that drove him to do it. Also, Macbeth says, “I’ll go no more. I am afraid to think what I have done; look on 't again I dare not” (Shakespeare 169). Macbeth is expressing his guilt to Lady Macbeth by saying that he refuses to let the recurring thought of the murder come across his mind once again. He is too scared to keep reliving the moment over and over. This is another instance that leads to Lady Macbeth being more guilty as a result of making Macbeth eliminate Duncan. In this, the reader can tell that Macbeth wasn’t sure he wanted to murder Duncan to the guilt due to the guilt that Macbeth expresses throughout the

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