Lady Macbeth and Macbeth: The Manipulation of the Soft-hearted Disruption and criminality could be seen within the very first lines of the famous play by Shakespeare and towards the end as well. In this old Shakespearean play, Macbeth is a fierce warrior who receives the tittle known as the Thane of Cawdor by emerging victoriously from the battle of the Kingdom of Scotland. After this great battle, Macbeth encounters three unusual ladies who appear to be witches known as the Weird Sisters. The Weird Sisters claim in a prophecy that Macbeth will rule as the future King of Scotland. But, Macbeth begins to feel uneasy when he learns that King Duncan will be passing the throne to his, Malcolm, the Prince of Cumberland.
Throughout the play Macbeth’s choices were constantly influenced by other characters in the play; namely the three Witches and Lady Macbeth. witches impress over Macbeth. However, at the first Macbeth didn’t believe them. When the first witchy says, “all hail, Macbeth When the second witch cries, “all hail, Macbeth hail to thee the thane of Cawdor!”. And the third witch stats, “all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”.
As we progress through the story line, we observe Lady Macbeths downfall. At the end of the play, Lady Macbeth kills herself from guilt Abigail has a strong attraction to John Procter since their affair. She also possesses shrewd insight and a capacity for strategy that reveal maturity beyond that of most other characters. Declaring witchcraft provides her with instant status and recognition within Salem, which translates into power. Abigail uses her authority to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
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”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
This proves that even after death Lady Macbeth still had an influence over Macbeth and his actions. Lady Macbeth is responsible because she has the gender power of being the wife over Macbeth. By using this power, she exhorted Macbeth to murder King Duncan. A clear example of this is when Lady Macbeth says “What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man;” (63).
He wrote, “This have I thought good to to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness.”( Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 9-10) Macbeth knows that his wife will be in love with the thought of being queen. She tries to make Macbeth reach his potential by making him ashamed of everything that prevents him from being evil. When Macbeth arrives, she greets him as if she was already the queen. As the readers continue, they notice about how dangerous and deathly Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship can be. For example, the death of King Duncan.
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.
Through Lady Macbeth’s change from ruthless and masculin to insane, Shakespeare illustrates the impact of murder. Shakespeare portrays Lady Macbeth as masculine, and ruthless in order to illustrate unmerciful cruelty. Just after Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth about his encounter with the three witches, Lady Macbeth prayed to be stripped of any emotions. She prayed to be unsexed which doing so she would have no grieve, guilt, or regret towards killing King Duncan. Under my battlements.
At the beginning of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, he initially presents the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as mainly dominated by Lady Macbeth. She was the first one to suggest murdering King Duncan to fulfill the witches prophecy for Macbeth. She is heavily driven by ambition and it willing to go to extreme extents, she calls the spirits to ‘unsex her’ and take away her femininity so she is able to commit the crime without feeling guilt and remorse. Macbeth is unsure about going through with the plan and tells Lady Macbeth ‘they will proceed no further in this business’ this shows that Macbeth was heavily persuaded and almost forced into killing King Duncan. Lady Macbeth was initially more ambitious than Macbeth, this is shown when she says “yet I do fear thy nature.