Lady Macbeth's Ambitious Events

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Lady Macbeth’s Ambitious Events In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, ambition is the driving force in this play, Lady Macbeth’s ambition truly forces the events of the play. After reading the letter Lady Macbeth says her famous quote, she calls Macbeth a woman because he won’t murder Duncan, and Macbeth’s vison of Banquo’s ghost. These events drives Lady Macbeth’s ambition that forces action. She was trying to make Macbeth the king so she could be the queen. It was her ambitious plan on murdering Duncan, but Macbeth does not want to kill him. After Lady Macbeth reads the letter she says, “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood.” (Shakespeare 1:5:30-33). This quotation by Lady Macbeth says “unsex her”, which means she is wanting to be like a stereotypical man to give her enough power and to be less emotional. She says this because she can then make herself a cruel person and murder Duncan. She wants to kill Duncan without regret. Lady Macbeth drives the action by wanting to murder Duncan, this well then secure Macbeth as king and make herself queen. After Lady Macbeths famous “unsex me here”, she then judges Macbeth’s manhood for not…show more content…
“O proper stuff! This is the very painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said led you to Duncan. Oh, these flaws and starts, impostors to true fear, would well become a woman’s story at a winter’s fire, authorized by her grandam. Shame itself! Why do you make such faces? When all’s done, you look but on a stool.” (Shakespeare ). Yet again Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth that he is acting like a girl, or like an old woman. She also said that this is the dagger that will lead you to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth is forcing his vision into murdering Duncan. This is her ultimately trying to become the Queen once
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