When King Duncan is on his way to Inverness, Macbeth begins to panic and tries to back out of the plan. It’s not until his wife questions his manhood and belittles him that he agrees to do it. She always shamed Macbeth into feeling like he was less of a man if he didn’t do what she wanted and that’s what was the driving force of the play. Lady Macbeth tells him that he is “too nice” to do what it takes to become king. She ultimately gets what she wants when her husband goes through with killing Duncan, but even then she can’t be satisfied.
Lady Macbeth is seen as a noble host and a kind woman, however, this is not so. Her motivation is not one of goodness, but instead, destruction. Lady Macbeth is informed of the plan for King Duncan's executions and immediately begins plotting. Lady Macbeth's eye glisten with betrayal and ambition. She has only one thing in mind at this point: Do whatever it takes to make Macbeth king.
He is “fated” to become king – this is known to the weird sisters, who also know that ambition is his hamartia. In this way, they orchestrate this “hurly - burly” and are keen on watching the catastrophe unfold before them. Considering the fact that these thoughts that “shake” the “single state” of Macbeth only take place after hearing the prophecies of the weird sisters, one can deduce that his own uninfluenced ambition would not have led him to such disastrous actions. Macbeth tries to console his “black and deep” desires by telling himself that “chance” will give him the crown, but the weird sisters awake such a murderous ambition within him that he cannot tame his own mind and consequently finds himself following a “dagger of the mind” to commit an action so grievous that the trustworthy soldier within him will never have enough peace to “sleep” again.
Lady Macbeth is very passionate that the king must die in order for Macbeth to become the King, but she is worried that he will be to “soft” to do such a thing. “ Yet I do fear thy nature, it is too full o’ th milk” ( 1.5.16). Throughout her soliloquy, she fears that his sympathy will be his downfall and will prevent him from going along with her plan. She is confident that the only way for her plan to work, is to take action right away and,”play false” (1.5.22). Macbeth won’t do anything that will harm his friend, the King, and Lady Macbeth knows that so she knows what to do, she will make sure that he will go through with the regicide.
The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that Helena will be able to have Demetrius since he will never see Hermia again. Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again.
Lady Macbeth has high ambition for her spouse. She comprehends that Macbeth has a desire for the throne. Be that as it may, she expects that her spouse would experience difficulty when endeavoring to murder Duncan and want the throne on the grounds that she sees Macbeth as "full o' the milk of human kindness". Since Lady Macbeth realizes that her spouse would never have the capacity to perform such an errand, she chooses to control the of the killing of Duncan. She requests that "direst brutality" debase her.
After receiving a letter from Macbeth about the witches’ prophecy that he should be king, Lady Macbeth doubts him and laments that Macbeth is “too full o' th' milk of human kindness”. (Shakespeare 1.5.17) Generally, a woman at that time would have never questioned a man’s authority, but almost immediately after reading his letter Lady Macbeth does
Macbeth is full of abnormal actions, some of which are particularly confusing. One of the most intriguing confusions pertains to why Lady Macbeth wishes to get rid of her womanhood. It may be to gain further influence over her husband, but it seems that she already has an excessive amount. Without a doubt being a woman can be challenging, but for Lady Macbeth to say, in Act 1, Scene 5, “Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, / unsex me here,” seems a little bizarre (47-48).
Suddenly she gets a little soft when she sees King Duncan sleeping. She says to her husband, “Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done ’t” (II, ii, 12-13). This is a big change for Lady Macbeth because up to this point, we have only seen her as a heartless woman who will do anything for the thrown. Out of nowhere she is compassionate towards King Duncan stating she could not kill him because he looked too much like her father. She still wants him dead but she knows if she did it she would feel guilty for her
She wanted the title of being queen and King Duncan was in her way of that, so she got into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth was reluctant at first, which also shows that he is not wholly evil. A true wholly evil person wouldn’t be reluctant about killing someone. Throughout the play, it is evidence that Macbeth is not wholly
Lady Macbeth's intent is to persuade her husband to kill King Duncan. She is ultimately successful in doing so because she breaks down Macbeth's fear with various rebuttals to his argument and draws out his ambition to be great. In her eyes, it was his idea in the first place and he would not have brought this to her had it not truly been weighing on his heart. She also thinks about the effects of him being king. For instance, Macbeth as King would make her queen.
The Real Cause of Macbeth's Downfall By: Nick Bagheri As Macbeth’s wife, she plays a major role in his rise and fall from power over Scotland. She could be considered Macbeth's other half because of how much she has an influence on him she uses her tactical position to gain wealth and power while taking very little risk. She takes action whenever she gets an opportunity and does it in a sneaky way through manipulating Macbeth.
One reason why I believe Lady Macbeth should be blamed for Macbeth’s downfall is that she is a manipulative person. While some people may solely accuse Macbeth of committing regicide, it was Lady Macbeth who manipulated Macbeth into doing these acts. Most people should remember that Macbeth tried backing out of Lady Macbeth’s plan, but she still insisted on getting him to proceed with the murder. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth “When you durst do it, then you were a man;” (1.7.56) when Macbeth told Lady Macbeth that he was backing out. Lady Macbeth tries to emasculate Macbeth just because he doesn’t agree to go through with the murder.
Julia Martin Ms. Frank CP English II April 10, 2017 Consequences Can we do something we know is wrong and escape the consequences? As humans we are unable to commit a wrong act without consequence. It may not be an obvious consequence, such as jail time, but there is always a consequence for doing something wrong. The biggest consequence someone faces is guilt.
Throughout history, stereotypical profiles of what a man or woman should be have determined how they are perceived by others. Men dominate their marriage, prove themselves courageous in the line of battle, and do whatever they need to do in order to achieve their goals. Shakespeare's representation of women, and the ways in which his female roles are interpreted and enacted, have become a topic interest. In one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Hamlet, a female character by the name, Ophelia, is portrayed as an immensely weak character.