Lady Macbeth Moral Corruption Analysis

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Moral corruption is the impairment of one’s principles of right and wrong and inability to act justly. Lady Macbeth is driven by her motivation which was far more than that of the creature resulting in her moral degeneration. Lady Macbeth’s actions are based on her ambition and are not a result of influence in contrast to the creature .Shakespeare’s character Lady Macbeth is the more morally corrupt fictional individual Lady Macbeth and the creature are overwhelmed by motivation. Lady Macbeth’s motivation originates from greed for power. “Stop th’access and passage to remorse… shake my fell purpose nor keep peace between th’effect and it. Come to my woman’s breasts, take my milk for gall,” (Shakespeare 1:5:43-47). Lady Macbeth becomes consumed…show more content…
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. The monster begins to feel he will never be accepted into human society even if he does good deeds. Demonstrated by the quote, “I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain ... I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (Shelley 155). The creature is influenced by all of those around is taught to hate against humans and take drastic actions. On the contrary, Lady Macbeth receives a spark from external forces such as Macbeth but, her own ambition is ultimate cause of her actions. Therefore, Lady Macbeth is more morally corrupt as she is not influenced to commit crimes but uses her own ambition and the creature’s actions can be justified by the treatment he receives by

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