How Lady Macbeth Changes

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The play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, starts with three witches saying “foul is fair and fair is foul,” (I.1.10) which means good things turn into bad things and bad things turn into bad things. Macbeth was a normal brave soldier fighting for his master. The Macbeth’s ambition awakened when three witches made a prophecy that Macbeth will become the king of the Scotland. And Macbeth was enticed by Lady Macbeth to kill anyone who is a distraction to accomplish his goal. The power he gained from killing Duncan enlarges the Macbeth’s ambition. Macbeth changes from a person of strong but imperfect moral sense to a man who will stop at nothing to get and keep what he wants. By the play's end, Macbeth has lost all emotion.( Macbeth, World Book Student)…show more content…
When he was deciding whether he should kill Duncan, he didn’t make a decision easily; however, Lady Macbeth pushed his back by calling him a “coward.” (VII.1.45)He might not have murdered the King Duncan without her influence on him. Lady Macbeth was probably the most ambitious character in the play. When she convinces Macbeth, she says “To be the same in thine own act and valour As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would,' Like the poor cat i' the adage?”(VII.1.40-45)This quote shows that she was very good at enkindling Macbeth’s ambition. As expected, he answers to Lady Macbeth that he would do anything to become a man even if people call him a beast. And then she gives an idea that Macbeth should blame the sin of murder on two guardians of Duncan in act I scene VII. When Macbeth worried about failure, Lady Macbeth answers by giving a perfect idea to kill Duncan. The idea was “When Duncan is asleep-- Whereto the rather shall his day's hard journey Soundly invite him--his two chamberlains Will I with wine and wassail so convince That memory, the warder of the brain, Shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason A limbeck only: when in swinish sleep Their drenched natures lie as in a death, What cannot you and I perform upon The unguarded Duncan? what not put upon His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt Of our great quell?(VII.1.61-73) which encouraged him greatly to kill Duncan. At the end of the Scene VII, Macbeth says” False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” This quote illustrates the theme of “fair is foul, foul is fair.”
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