Self Control In Macbeth

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Lady Macbeth criticizes, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be/ What thou art promised. Yet I do fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way” (Shakespeare 1.5. 15-18). She fears that her husband, Macbeth, is too good to murder King Duncan to seize the throne. However, Macbeth lacks the viciousness to be able to gain the power to become Thane of Cawdor, which is what the three witches predict. Lady Macbeth commands him to succeed in murdering King Duncan for the title and power to rule. Also, in desiring to quicken up the witches predictions, she takes to her own responsibility to control Macbeth so that the process would occur sooner. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, tragedy is demonstrated…show more content…
She takes authority over him by forcing him to wrongfully commit actions which, as a result, end in a disaster. Due to Lady Macbeth’s domination over Macbeth, her depleting power over him results in the loss of authority over his mental state, her self-control deteriorating, and the occurrence of her tragic suicide.
The once powerful Lady Macbeth that takes advantage of her husband’s free will lost authority over his mental state. When Macbeth decides in killing Banquo he decides on not telling his wife, Lady Macbeth, who gives him advice and support. Lady Macbeth tells him what to do, but this time, he arranges the plan with no guidance from her. Such as when Macbeth tells his wife to not worry because soon she will praise his achievement (Shakespeare 3.2 45-46). When Macbeth suggests killing Banquo to quicken the witches’ prophecies, he decides to not include Lady Macbeth in the plan yet she urges him to. He hopes that she is proud of his courage and individuality since this
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We choose what is right for our well being and health and sometimes we fall into this deep emotional hole. Lady Macbeth loses control of her actions which leads her into her own emotional hole. It is reported that depression causes women that to be aloof and quiet which makes them more prone to making more mistakes due to lack of concentration and sleep (Cape Times 2013). Lady Macbeth is a big role in Macbeth’s life being the dominant person in the relationship.There is a point in life where you lose control over what your mind thinks, and this was her time. Lady Macbeth exclaims, “Out damned spot, out, I say!” (Shakespeare 5.1 28). She starts to sleepwalk and tries to wash away the blood in her hands. Metaphorically, she is trying to wash away the guilt that burdens her heart. She has her own needs but decides on interfering in Macbeth’s life. Lady Macbeth wants to be a controlling figure in his life and please him rather than herself. It is prone for women to burn-out and become depressed because they are more likely than men to be people pleasers who often ignore their own needs (Cape Times 2013). Although she demonstrates a strong character in the play, sometimes characters lead to their own downfall. With all these troubles that build up, Lady Macbeth deteriorates more and more each time to the point where she visits a doctor. The doctor concerns about her mental health and says, “Look after her./ Remove from her the
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