Lady Macbeth Calls Upon The Spirits Analysis

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“Come you spirits/ That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here/ And fill me from the crown to the toe topfull/ Of direst cruelty; make thick my blood,/ Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse.” (1.5.38-42). In William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is asking the spirits to make her like a man, make her cruel, and not allow her to feel remorse so she can have the strength for King Duncan's murder. On many separate occasions that Lady Macbeth reveals the spirits inside her. Ambitions is what makes her call upon the spirits, but many of her actions after the fact are caused by the spirits not her own ambition. The first is when she talks about killing her own child which is not womanly at all. She also feels no remorse on the account of Duncan’s death even though her husband starts going crazy over it. Finally …show more content…

Lady Macbeth’s calls to the spirits were answered, and it was not purely her own ambitions making all the decisions throughout the play. The most prominent times that the spirits are controlling Lady Macbeth are when she says she would kill her own child, which many women would not even be able to consider and option. Lady Macbeth also shows her lack of remorse when when tells Macbeth to forget about their murder of Duncan. This is something that many first time murders would not be able to do, and the remorse drives them crazy. Finally, Lady Macbeth shows that she is possessed when she is sleepwalking. Lady Macbeth’s experiences shows use to look at the full effects of our decisions. The consequences of Lady Macbeth making rash decisions and allowing the spirits into her life can show us in the short term many options may seem alluring, but in the long term, those decisions can have major consequences, such as changing our morals and making us respond differently to situations than we would usually

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