This shows Lady Macbeth going through lengths just to become royalty and this shows she is ruthless because she is only thinking about herself. Besides, the idea of dashing out the brains of a child deliberately shows Lady Macbeth is willing to killing her own blood, which is cold because usually mothers have a stronger and more intimate bond with their babies. Therefore, Lady Macbeth is shown as a ruthless person, who is very controlling, however there is a shift in her character at the end of the play, she becomes weaker. In the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth into doing things he didn’t want to do, by targeting is insecurities (his masculinity). But, now her persuasion no longer works on Macbeth, for example at banquet Macbeth was acting crazy and Lady Macbeth challenging his manhood by asking him if he were a man.
Once Macbeth completed his mission, he went back to Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers and proudly stated, “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” Lady Macbeth became enraged when she saw he had the daggers and told him he needed to bring them back to the crime scene. Macbeth also says how he heard someone scream, “murder!” (2:2 25-26). This is a sign of Macbeth’s dirty conscious. Although Macbeth’s conscious is in this state, it becomes overridden by his ambition for power.
Macbeth states to Lady Macbeth, “we will proceed no further in this business” (I, VII) since he almost finally decides to refuse to kill Duncan. However, Lady Macbeth uses different manipulative methodologies towards Macbeth and persuades him to consult the killing of Duncan. “So green and pale” (I, VII), Lady Macbeth even called him a coward. From the same scene, she mentions, “From this time, such I account thy love”, implying that if Macbeth cant stay steady concerning the murder of the king, then she will consider his love for her to be as similarly conflicting. Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”.
Lady Macbeth is influenced by Macbeth as she receives a letter from him discussing the predictions of the weird sisters. Demonstrating the possibility of becoming Macbeth evokes the desire of power within Lady Macbeth. However, Lady Macbeth is not strongly influenced by Macbeth but, her own ambition pushes her to devise horrific plans such as framing the chamberlains. Lady Macbeth instead influences Macbeth as she judges his manhood and triggers the evolution in his character. In contrast, the creature receives hate from mankind and is taught to hate humans back as they judge him by his appearance as they attack or run away from him.
In the passage, Lady Macbeth says, “Come to my woman’s breasts / And take my milk for gal, you murd’ring ministers” (1.5.54-55). Lady Macbeth is telling the murdering demons to go to her female breasts and turn her milk in acid. She wants to change the female part of her into something destructive. With removing her female aspects she is able to commit the murderous acts because only men can deal with the violence. Also, she states, “Make thick my blood.
She insults him and calls him a coward while also questioning his manhood which makes Macbeth come to a realization that not killing the king is the way of a coward and he is motivated to carry out the plan and murder the king because of Lady Macbeth’s insults and speech that she gives him. By successfully persuading Macbeth into murdering the king this shows that Lady Macbeth is controlling towards people and she can be a very manipulative person. It shows that she is the type of person that gets things done by manipulating other people to do her dirty work for her. Lady Macbeth can simply achieve her own goals by getting into anyone’s head and turning their own conscience against them in, which is essentially what she did to her husband. Macbeth would have never went through with killing King Duncan if Lady Macbeth had never persuaded him because he really does have a soft heart and is good and honorable.
Macbeth was a respectful man until his ambition to become King ended up driving him crazy. Lady Macbeth, a deeply ambitious woman constantly insisted him of killing King Duncan and seized the Crown. Macbeth was being influenced by three witches and his lady Macbeth of doing such crimes. He was confused between right and wrong. He even had hallucination of the Dragger.
The fit is momentary; upon thought he will again be well. If much you note him, you shall offend him and exent his passion. Feed, and regard him not.¨ (3.4.53-58) As Macbeth throws his fit over the haunting ghost of Banquo, Lady Macbeth quickly stirs a reason as to why Macbeth is acting the way he was. This shows Lady Macbeth is still sane and very quick on her feet to catch any blunder that might have them caught. After murdering Duncan, Macbeth is filled with aggression and paranoia while Lady Macbeth does her best to remain innocent and
Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead/Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood/that fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt.” (2.2.52-57). As a result of unrestrained ambition Lady Macbeth has gone senseless, she is blaming the murder of King Duncan on the innocent servants.
There are multiple reasons to encounter with the blame for his actions for example: Lady Macbeth, she has questioned his manliness if he didn’t kill King Duncan and she manipulated him in so many ways, The three witches, the predictions they told Macbeth made him start having thoughts of killing the king and taking over the throne, and lastly, he starts to struggle with his mindset because he starts to question his loyalty towards King Duncan. Introduced as a warrior hero, Macbeth is being praised by King Duncan because of the victory they gained from the battlefield. Macbeth who is a human being, has desires that are made clearly towards the audience through his soliloquies. People who have opinions of Macbeth, he usually describes them as “golden opinions”(Shakespeare). Macbeth has a trustworthy relationship with King Duncan until he questions the prophecies he received from three witches.First, the three witches were one of the reason I determine Macbeth is innocent, they delivered their prophecies to him declaring him that he would be crowned as king.
Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play is manipulative, most of the times she manipulates her husband into doing either what she wants or what she thinks he should do. For example, when Macbeth does not want to kill Duncan anymore, Lady Macbeth convinces him by saying “from this time such I account thy love. Art thou afeared to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire? (I.vii line 38-41). Besides, the audience see Lady Macbeths is influencing her husband’s feelings by she is using her love as a weapon because she is saying do it or I will not love you.
While both of them are involved in the killing, Lady Macbeth is strictly responsible for the attack. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are equally evil characters, and Lady Macbeth is the one responsible for the murder because she convinces Macbeth to commit the crime and makes the arrangements for the killing. Lady Macbeth uses different tactics and words to
This tactic works for her as she get Macbeth to go through with the killing of King Duncan. There are times where Macbeth is very hesitant in killing the king and but she uses her emasculating tactics to make him feel that he has to go through with the murder to feel more masculine and prove himself of his manhood . One example of how she uses this tactic is by questioning his manhood. Although cruel, this tactic works and makes her husband murder King Duncan. One example in the play where she uses this tactic is when she says that she wish she were a man so she can do it herself.