Once Lady Macbeth received his letter, she thought that Macbeth would not have the guts to kill King Duncan, as he is too soft and kind in the heart. ‘Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way’ (1.5.16-18). She sets forth to persuade and convince Macbeth onto this path, toughening herself up with the help of evil spirits and minions. ‘Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty’ (1.5.47-54). As she believes that Macbeth won’t have the courage to carry out the act, and suggests that Macbeth might not look as strong as his reputation in the field and that this business should be left to her.
Shakespeare’s portrayal of Lady Macbeth is distant to the role that a Jacobean audience would be comfortable with women being in. In a time where “the repetition in a woman’s ear/would murder as it fell”; a woman readily savage and merciless caused a disturbance to their ideas of how a woman should behave. This makes Lady Macbeth one of the most striking villains in Shakespeare’s plays. Lady Macbeth’s entrance is her reaction to the letter sent by Macbeth in which he discloses the Witches’ prophecies. In this scene, Shakespeare’s use of diction presents Lady Macbeth as a calculative woman, who holds no qualms in manipulating her husband and chastising his character.
By doing this, Shakespeare also shows how dependent Celia is on Rosalind, suggesting that she is unwilling to continue without her. Since Rosalind and Celia have grown up together, Rosalind’s sharp attitude influences Celia, to an extent. Celia often fails to have a sharp attitude like that of Rosalind, as she does so in pure innocence. When Touchstone arrives on stage to inform her about the Duke’s command, she asks, “Were you made the messenger?” (As You Like It I.ii.54). She, like Rosalind, attempts to show her superiority by asking an obvious question.
Lady macbeth, through convincing Macbeth and in a sens changing his view on life, the three witches for putting the idea of being kind in Macbeth 's head, but one can only be responsible for his own faith this is why I Believe Macbeth is to blame. As the Wife of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has a huge impact on Macbeth, She is very manipulative and knows hot to use her sey as and advantage;Throughout the Play she is being shown to be very ambitious to become Queen and is willing to sacrifice everything to do so. Shakespeare Suggests the fact that her language is conditional, I would wonder whether she performed the acts that she has done because she was emotionally damaged by the death of her former baby.Lady Macbeth is often shown having greater strength of will than her Husband. While reading her Husband 's letter, She determines to be pursued by the fact that King Duncan has to die for the cause to become king and Queen, nothing turns her down until this goal is reached she is perfectly aware of her own strength and the Impact She has on her husband, she knows that he is weak and easy to Manipulate
Beginning with Lady Macbeth summoning evil spirits, to her not being able to hear the horrible news, to Macbeth questioning the masculinity of three murderers, to Macduff deciding to do more than just sit back and watch, to the death of the son of the King of England, gender roles can be found in crack and corner of Macbeth. Starting early in the play, after reading Macbeth’s letter about being told his prophecy of becoming king, Lady Macbeth decides that it is Macbeth’s fate to become king. She knows how loyal Macbeth is to Duncan but she knows she can force Macbeth to betray Duncan. Shakespeare uses this moment to go against tradition and has the good wife of the honorable man start meddling in evil. To do this, she calls upon unholy “spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts” to “unsex [her] here” (I.v.46-49).
Their mutual ambition to fulfil the witches ' prophecy is a driving force of their relationship. However, while Macbeth is happy to wait for fate to take its course, Lady Macbeth has a clear vision to take the crown; unfortunately, this ambition warps their relationship as both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth change into completely different people. Macbeth goes from being a strong, well respected general, a devoted husband and loyal subject of the king to a cold, heartless, fearless murderer while Lady Macbeth goes from being strong willed and controlling to a scared, paranoid/ suspicious child. These changes are the direct result of murdering Duncan. Though Macbeth is a brave general and a powerful lord, his wife is far from obedient to his will.
By reducing him to nothing but his manhood, Lady Macbeth causes her husband to feel as though he must prove himself to be a man once again. Secondly, the use of her lower status as a woman is especially relevant when she is able to lead any forthcoming suspicions away from Macbeth, because no man would ever believe a woman capable of such diabolical nature. This is especially evident when Macbeth goes off on a tangent and admits to killing the guards. Sensing that her husband is acting loquaciously, as he reveals information that could potentially lead to suspicion thrown upon them Lady Macbeth professes that her delicate female sensibilities are affected. Immediately Macduff says “Look to the lady”(II.iii.115).
Throughout the book, the well respected Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are consumed by power and greed. They end up killing the King of Scotland to become royal. While greed is tempting we need to remember that it is a destructive force and its consequences outweigh the benefits. Even though greed appears glamorous and inviting, Shakespeare shows us that it is contagious and addicting and will lead to destruction. Shakespeare reveals how contagious and evil greed is by the suggestion from the witches that Macbeth will be king.
Eventually, he then acts upon his greed and abandons his morals through the vile words of Lady Macbeth. After the king 's death, Macbeth expresses his hatred towards killing the king "I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/Vaulting ambition, which overlaps itself/And falls on the ' other." Specifically, under his new state of power, he was taking extra precautions to prevent anyone from taking his dignity and bloodline. Simultaneously becoming apprehensive of his throne for this purpose he kills Banquo otherwise his descendants will inherit the throne, and the killing of Macduff 's family since Macbeth was suspicious of his downfall might be coming. "Upon my head, they placed a fruitless crown/And put a barren sceptre in my grip,/Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,/No son of mine succeeding."