Meanwhile Lady Macbeth hates seeing her husband plummeting in troubles. Lady Macbeth is supporting Macbeth to be a man and fight his hallucinations. Even though, the witches did not tell Macbeth that he should kill the king, but the witches made Macbeth more ambitious. When the witches told Macbeth that Macbeth should be the king, Macbeth became ambitious that he
.” Clearly Lady Macbeth really was putting the pressure on her husband to do what she thought was the best for the both of them. Before this quote, Macbeth tries to stop Lady Macbeth from talking about this plan anymore, but she is adamant and convinces her husband that killing the king is the
Despite the influences of Lady Macbeth and the three Weird Sisters, Macbeth is mostly responsible for his own downfall. He is the one who makes the decisions throughout the entire play even though he is influenced by others. He also uses the prophecies in a negative way and loses his relationship with his wife by leaving her out of decisions later on in the play. Throughout the play Macbeth overthrows his guilt and continues to kill people to protect his crown. His confidence and desire for power fuels his ambition to become king.
Throughout the play Macbeth, the relationship between Lady Macbeth and her spouse in not constant. Whereas Lady Macbeth is seen as more dominant in the beginning of the play, their roles are reversed after a murder. Due to the Macbeth’s desire for power within society, their marriage dynamic changes drastically. Although Lady Macbeth started as a power-hungry planner, she watches in dismay as her husband begins to kill multiple people whom he imagines diminish his power. Before the first prophecy Macbeth was a faithful soldier, but very passive.
Macbeth wasn’t always violent or mean and in reality it wasn’t him that wanted all of that to happen in the first place. It was Lady Macbeth that was envious and that wanted more power and convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan so he would become king and she would become queen. Macbeth was just a general in King Duncan’s army and the three witches that were introduced in the beginning of the story had told Macbeth he would become
It shows how badly Lady Macbeth is trying to persuade him to turn his loyalty away from Kind Duncan. Lady Macbeth is smart enough to manipulate him when he is struggling. By manipulating Macbeth to achieve her evil desires, it shows that she is an evil
Macbeth is responsible for his destruction because in life we make our own decisions however he was heavily influenced by the three witches and Lady Macbeth. The witches foretell Macbeth becoming king and Lady Macbeth persuades him to kill the king, which backfires on her. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can be compared to Ahab and Jezebel in the Bible in that they both got selfish and went after things that would catch up with them and cost them their lives. Macbeth is ultimately responsible for the decisions he made but he was first influenced by the three witches visiting him telling him he would be king. All hail, Macbeth!
Macbeth’s identity and growth is hindered tremendously by Lady Macbeth’s provocation and belittlement. For instance, when Macbeth urges her to not kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth goads him to take what he “esteem’st the ornament of life” and exclaims, “And, to be more than what you were, you would/ Be so much more the man” (1.7.42-50). We can infer from the dialogue that Lady Macbeth truly wants to kill the king. She coerces Macbeth to pursue her plan by questioning his masculinity, making him vulnerable, and replacing his will with her own. We all have a dark side to us, and it is a constant, internal struggle to choose between virtues or vices.
This action negatively impacts him due to the developed hatred the other characters gain towards Macbeth. His ambition has led to not just the death of Duncan and Banquo but also many others such as the Duncan’s chambermaid and Macduff’s family. This slaughter ruins Macbeth’s original image of a brave, valiant, worthy gentleman to the point that others begin to address him as tyrant. Young Siward, when Macbeth told him his name, stated that “The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.” (V. vii). This quote only further emphasizes the fact that Macbeth’s name has turned from one of bravery, as shown by the Sergent (I. ii), to one of disgrace and has been condemned.