The name of the character that will be discussed is Lady Macbeth. She is from the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. In Macbeth Lady Macbeth expresses the emotions of greed, guilt, and confidence throughout the play. Throughout the play Lady Macbeth has shown her actions were being controlled by the emotions of greed, guiltiness, and confidence. Lady Macbeth feels greed throughout the play Macbeth because she wants her husband to become king which means that she would do anything that means necessary. One reason why Lady Macbeth feels greedy is because she tells Macbeth a way he can become king. ¨What cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan? What not put upon his spongy officers, who shall bear the quilt of our …show more content…
Lady Macbeth feels confident about not getting caught killing Duncan. ¨Go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand.¨ Shakespeare William act 2 scene 2 lines 45-46. Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to get some water so she could wash Duncan's blood off her and Macbeth's hands. The quote given will come back later in the play when Lady Macbeth rubs her hands together to try to get Duncan's blood off of her hands as she sleepwalks. Another reason why Lady Macbeth comes up with a plan so Macbeth can become king which makes her feel confident. ¨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 fume, and the receipt of reason a limbeck only.¨ Shakespeare William act 1 scene 7 lines 60-73a. Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth that she is going to get Duncan's guards drunk so when she and her husband kill Duncan everyone will think that Duncan's guards did it. The quote I gave shows that Lady Macbeth's plan to kill Duncan was well thought out so that is why she is confident about it. Even though Lady Macbeth is willing to kill Duncan so Macbeth can have the throne she is very confident in doing so. Throughout the play Lady Macbeth has shown her actions were being controlled by the emotions of greed, guiltiness, and confidence. Lady Macbeth felt greed in
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Her ambition pushed Macbeth to gain more power in life and over his wife. At the beginning of the story, Lady Macbeth talks down constantly towards Macbeth; she calls him “a coward” and continuously spews hatred towards Macbeth’s masculinity. This sparks Macbeth’s killing spree, as Lady Macbeth’s final question clung to him: “Who dares receive it other, / as we shall make our griefs and clamor roar / upon his death”(I.vii. 89-91)? After feeling empowered and supported in killing Duncan, Macbeth’s personal and selfish need for power grows enormously, which in turn means taking Lady Macbeth’s power away in their relationship.
After hearing and believing what the witches had to say, Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill king Duncan. However at first, Lady Macbeth tries to make Macbeth the king by handling the situation herself. She says to her husband,”This night’s great business into my dispatch, Which shall to all our nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom” (1.5.. What Lady Macbeth is saying to her husband is that she will take of the plans regarding Duncan, and then says that after that night, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will be as happy as
Macbeth is a heroic warrior who gained two titles, Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor, from the point of view he received at the battle against Norway. But Macbeth can be a self-doubting character who also has kindness. Another character is Lady Macbeth, who is the wife of Macbeth and is more of a dominant character who rejects feminine roles and feels little to no remorse over her mistress's. But she went insane as a result of her guilt. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, as they both seem to have ambitions and are willing to do anything to get the crown, decide to kill King Duncan, who is king of Scotland.
Greed is oftentimes a powerful force. It can control one’s thought process and drive them to do things they never would have before. Macbeth is a stand up guy at first, and King Duncan thinks very highly of him. He awards him with the title of Thane of Cawdor after his bravery in battle. Macbeth seemed to be the ideal warrior that was submissive to the authority of the king.
Macbeth, three witches tell Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland which prompts Macbeth to devise a plan to kill the reigning King Duncan and claim the throne for himself. In act 1 scene 7, Macbeth hesitates with continuing the planned murder of Duncan, but Lady Macbeth successfully persuades him to carry it out. Shakespeare argues that ambition causes people to become greedy which leads them to commit evil acts. Lady Macbeth's determination to continue with the murder of King Duncan
The quote "A little water washes away this deed" is spoken by Lady Macbeth in Act II, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. In this scene, Lady Macbeth and her husband have just committed regicide ( the act of killing a king or queen) by killing King Duncan while he slept in their castle. Lady Macbeth tries to comfort her husband, who is wracked with guilt and despair, by telling him that a little water will wash away the evidence of their crime. The quote is important because it highlights the wickedness of Lady Macbeth and her willingness to commit evil acts without remorse. She seems to believe that the act of washing their hands with water will absolve them of their crime, suggesting that she is either deluded or completely
Macbeth's greed can be seen when he kills King Duncan “though I heard a voice cry, sleep no more!”(Shakspeare 2.2.47) This shows Macbeth's greed for more power and his desire to do anything to become more powerful and benefit his own best interest. He is willing to Kill people who have done nothing to him and have been nothing but the kindest to him in order to better his position in power. This proves that all Macbeth cares about is himself. This connects to the claim that Macbeth is a greedy murderer.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a rather bloody and demiseful tale. Although the characters of the play all have different emotions the main theme is based on greed and suffrage of one’s actions. The main character, Macbeth, is ridden with guilt and greed, while Lady MacBeth is very controlling and demanding. Macbeth's curiosity led to a great demise for both him and Lady Macbeth. Throughout the play, Macbeth’s actions are being controlled by the emotions of curiosity, guilt, and fear.
She progresses throughout the play from a seemingly atrocious and inconsiderate creature to a very fragile woman. In the beginning of the play, she is very assertive and athirst for power. For example, she pushes Macbeth to kill Duncan in order to fulfill the witches’ prophecies. Towards the end of the play, she seems to be a scared, and regretful woman that questions her and her husband’s quest for power. Overall, Lady Macbeth is a self-driven, ruthless, and resilient woman in Shakespeare’s play.
One of the emotions that Macbeth feels during the text is greed. First Macbeth feels Greedy when he killed Duncan to be king. King Duncan honored Macbeth and made him the Thane of Cawdor just to kill him because he wanted to be king. Then Macbeth kills his friend Banquo.
In Act 2, Macbeth murders Duncan because he was king. Macbeth shows greed by doing so because he did not consider Duncan’s feelings at all and simply killed him to get closer to becoming king. In sum, Macbeth shows a lot of greed throughout the play and does not consider others’
Macbeth was skeptical about getting caught and was the consequences of potentially failing. Lady Macbeth told him to not worry and to stay true to their commitment to murdering King Duncan. After murdering King Duncan, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both smeared the blood of King Duncan on his chamberlains,
“What, will these hands ever be clean?” In this quote, she is referring to a spot of Duncan’s blood that she is hallucinating. This quote in turn shows how obsessed she had become with the murder, that she starts losing her mind. Additionally, her obsession is made clear in act one once Macbeth starts at the idea of murdering Duncan, and her fixation of him becoming king begins. From here, Macbeth tells lady Macbeth the plan, and Lady Macbeth takes charge of the plan by telling Macbeth what to do and when to do so.
Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking while saying this. She is rubbing her hands together and trying to get the “blood” off. She is seeing the blood that was on her hands after the murder of Duncan. Not only that, but she thinks that it won’t come off her hands. Also, she might not even be sleepwalking.
but she planned to murder him, she says “When in swinish sleep Their drenched natures lies as in a death” (1.7.77-78). Her plan was to drug the guard’s with wine so they will pass out and then Macbeth could walk right passed them to king Duncan’s room to kill him. She also admits to the crime when she says “That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold” (2.2.1-2).