Lady Macbeth Responsible For Duncan's Death Analysis

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Dayana Zakariaei
March 22,2017
Duncan’s Death
In William Shakespeare's, “Macbeth”, many people contributed the death of King Duncan, but who was mainly was responsible one? Many of the characters are responsible for the King's death. The witches, Macbeth, and the most well known a new influential was Lady Macbeth. You would think that the three which is all responsible to because of the prophecy that they gave Macbeth,but but they didn't act upon it for the prophecies to come true. In William Shakespeare’s, “Macbeth”, despite all these characters being responsible for Duncan's death, I think that Lady Macbeth is the most responsible for King Duncan’s death.

Lady Macbeth was always ambitious and wanted what was best for her
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For example when Lady Macbeth says: “ Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what art promised…” (1.5.15-16). Through this quote this shows how ambitious and confident she is about the fact that her husband will become king. She will make sure that this will happen.
This quote shows how evil she is, even before confirming with Macbeth she is already saying that he will be king and no one will stop that from happening. 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. She manipulates him and tries to put him down when she calls him a “ coward”. She makes him feel bad and guilty
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