Relationship Between Lady Macbeth And Lady Macbeth

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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. It is too full of milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness that should attend it” Here she is saying how she is concerned that Macbeth may be too kind-hearted to do anything extreme in order to become king. When…show more content…
Macbeth asks the doctor how Lady Macbeth is doing, the doctor replies ‘not sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick coming fancies’ The fancies are referring to the things that Lady Macbeth remembers and sees while she walks in her sleep. Macbeth tells the doctor to ‘cure her of that’ and to ‘pluck from the memory troubles of the brain’ this could reference towards both himself and Lady Macbeth, shows that he has no real hope that Lady Macbeth could be
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