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Influence On Lady Macbeth

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In the play, Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, the main character called Macbeth was influenced by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare uses this influence to show us the ambition can lead people to do anything if they have no self control, which was revealed through the use of soliloquy, dialogue and motif, which are all in conjunction with imagery, such as metaphor and symbolism.

Throughout the play, Macbeth was influenced by his wife, Lady Macbeth. This was first shown through the use of soliloquy. After Macbeth told his wife about the prophecy of the three witches that he will become the thane of Glamis and the thane of Cawdor, then will become the king of Scotland, one of the prophecy, that he will be the thane, has come true. So Lady Macbeth began to manipulate him and influence him to do some horrible thing. “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be/ What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way.” Lady Macbeth said this line immediately after reading a letter she has just received from her husband. This soliloquy of Lady Macbeth reveals that she is an ambitious women. She wants her husband to be the king like what the prophecy said, so that she can have the power as a queen. In this line, she stated that Macbeth is “too full of the milk of human kindness.” This is a metaphor to emphasise that Macbeth is a valiant soldier of Scotland that would not corrupt his own country even has the
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Shakespeare has left some message in this play. This play tells us that we should not let our ambition overcomes our honour as we could see the example from Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. They let their ambition overcomes their honour at the beginning, so at the end, their action was the thing that destroyed their
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