Before he makes his way home, Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth stating the happenings with the witches and the message of the king for him; after the witches tell Macbeth of his fate, they vanish into thin air and the messenger of the king comes with the news, confirming the prophecy concerning being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth is aware that the path to power is through bloodshed, which she approves and encourages Macbeth to accomplish while they receive King Duncan as a guest in their house. In a scene where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talk on how they should approach the situation, Macbeth says that he cannot follow through with this scheme for it is against the law of honor to murder a king who has done a country nothing but good and is acting as an honored guest. Lady Macbeth then replies “was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?
“Was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? hath it slept since?” was the first reaction that Lady Macbeth offered after hearing of Macbeth’s decision (I.vii.l.36). This shows how quick she was to begin her argument to change her husband’s mind. Moreover, Lady Macbeth alludes to an adage of a cat that was too afraid to drink from a milk bowl to describe the way her husband was acting. Lady Macbeth goes on to say that she would rather “[h]ave pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums, [a]nd dash’d the brains out” than betray a promise (I.vii.l.57).
Firstly, Macbeth is peer pressured into killing Duncan. “To beguile the time, look like the time, bear’ welcome in your eyes, your hand, your tongue; look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent underneath” (I.V.62-65). Lady Macbeth is determined to follow through with her plan. Macbeth goes crazy due to this, and fights with Lady Macbeth. “O, never shall sun that morrow see!’” (I.V.71-72).
She persuades Macbeth into murdering Duncan. Macbeth was reluctant to commit the murder. During Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s conversation he mentioned, “If we should fail?” (1:7 59) and Lady Macbeth replied with a long statement explaining that they will not fail. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth then configured their plan: Lady Macbeth was to make the guards drunk and ring the bell once it is safe for Macbeth to go kill King Duncan. Once Macbeth completed his mission, he went back to Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers and proudly stated, “I have done the deed.
After Macbeth’s response, Lady Macbeth says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more then you what you were, you would Be so much more the man” (1.7 49-51). This shows that Lady Macbeth is pressuring Macbeth when she comments that her husband is weak. With all the pressure, Macbeth proves his wife wrong by deciding to agree with Lady Macbeth. In conclusion, sympathy is a feeling that awakes the viewers even when Macbeth presents immoral decisions. The corrupt actions by Macbeth arise in the scenes where the witches try to bring an interest in Macbeth to become the king and when Lady Macbeth pressures her
She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. God 's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck."
This shows that Macbeth’s ambition has not become so strong as to kill someone, nonetheless, this does not last long. Lady Macbeth easily convinces Macbeth to proceed and King Duncan is killed. While waiting for Macbeth to return from the king’s chamber, Lady Macbeth shows some of her own ambition, “That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold” (2.2.1). By successfully pressing drink upon the guards, Lady Macbeth is emboldened. Success turns many people overly ambitious, by seeing what the human race is capable of changes many people into power hungry ants.
Both the witches and Lady Macbeth are involved in Macbeth’s sins, but they never actually wield the knife. Every time, Macbeth actually does what other characters merely suggest. The witches tell Macbeth “All hail Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter”, and this prophecy, without mentioning murder, leads Macbeth to jump to the conclusion of killing King Duncan (1.3.48). When the witches tell Macbeth’s comrade (and foil) Banquo “Thou shalt get kings, though thou shalt be none. /So all hail Macbeth and Banquo.” Banquo doubts them, and the prophecy is fulfilled regardless of his inaction (1.3.65-66).
She is the person who urges Macbeth to murder King Duncan. The reason she does this is on the grounds that she needs more power and needs to wind up ruler. Woman Macbeth supports him by saying things like "… resemble the blameless bloom yet be the serpent under it"(act 1 scene 5 lines 72-73). By saying this, she is urging him to murder individuals so as to end up lord. Macbeth has a few fears about murdering the lord yet Lady Macbeth addresses his masculinity by letting him know that on the off chance that he was a genuine man, he would slaughter him.
The first thing Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth is that she would have killed Duncan herself if he did not look so similar to her own dear father. She demonstrates her evil character flaws here and again on page 47 Act 2 Scene 2. On page 47 Lady Macbeth is angered with Macbeth for not leaving the daggers which he used to kill Duncan with the guards. Here, Lady Macbeth shows more of her responsibility in the murder of Duncan by taking the daggers from Macbeth. “Give me the daggers.