How Did Lady Macbeth Kill Duncan

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Lady Macbeth

In the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare tells a story about a prophecy granting Macbeth to be crowned king if he kills the cherished and beloved king Duncan. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife played a huge part in the killing of Duncan. Although Lady Macbeth did not kill duncan and it was macbeth who had done it, Lady Macbeth still had a major influence on Macbeth which had caused him to murder the king without her influence the crime would have not been committed. Macbeth needed someone to believe in him doing the act and be there for him, Lady Macbeth had played that part. Lady macbeth had also stated that had done it herself by stating this insulted Macbeth, also even though the prophecy stated he would be king he couldn't
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The witch had said “[a]ll hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”(I.3.50). This line meaning if Macbeth kills Duncan he will be crowned king after. Even though this was the prophecy Macbeth was still not convinced to play a part in doing this tetroius act. Although when Lady Macbeth found out about this prophecy causing her husband to be king meaning she will also be queen, she unhesitantly was positive they would go through with it. Later on in the play Lady Macbeth finds out Duncan will be staying the night with her and her husband. As soon as she gets this news she starts planning out how they're going to kill Duncan. Meanwhile Macbeth feels guilt and states “[h]e’s here in double trust: first, as I am kinsman and his subject strong both against the deed; then as his host”(I.7.12-14). During this time period when people were guests at a house the host was supposed to feed and protect their guests. Also meaning Duncan was the king also made it even more wrong to kill him. Macbeth started to feel as if he shouldn't do this because it was wrong and the king was a guest. Lady Macbeth had no time for hearing why they shouldn't do it. She never once questioned the terrible act before they had committed killing
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