Lady Macbeth Evil Essay

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If you have read the play Macbeth by Shakespeare, then you might agree that Lady Macbeth was an evil character who was responsible for all the murders that happened, but what if I told you that she was not as evil as you might think. The evilest character in this play was Macbeth himself. You simply cannot make someone else be held responsible for another’s actions or choices that they make.

You could say that Lady Macbeth’s ambition and ideas is what lead to king Duncans death. She wanted her husband to have power, but “I feel that thy nature is too full o’th’milk of human kindness.” (1,5,15-16). she knew how his kindness would not get him anywhere. Without thinking of how her actions could affect her, she gave Macbeth ideas of how to gain …show more content…

Macbeth’s own choices and actions is what caused the rest of the murders after king Duncan’s death, since lady Macbeth did not hear about the plan of Banquo’s murder until after it was done. Macbeth had power to tell Lady Macbeth not to continue with the plan of murdering king Duncan, yet he still went forward with the plan. In the play when king Duncan announced that his son Malcome would be the next king, Macbeth was not happy that he was not the one chosen as king. “Stars, hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires.” (1, 5, 50-51). This shows that he did want to be king and have power like the witches said even before his wife told him the …show more content…

To the point where the people thought that the country was doomed. “O Scotland, Scotland. O nation miserable with an untitl’d tyrant.” (4, 3, 101-106). This shows how much Macduff cares about his country. Even Macbeth’s servants did not like Macbeth due to how terribly Macbeth was treating them. “The devil damn thee black, thou cream-fac'd loon. Where got’st thou that goose-look?” (5, 3, 11-12). Macbeth insults his servant calling him names. The servants were only working for money, otherwise they would have left. They were even ready to die just so Macbeth would not lead Scotland anymore. Macbeth’s guilt had gotten to him. He was not able to take care of the country. He was unhappy with just having the title thane of Cawdor and wanted more than he could

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