The Responsibility Of Lady Macbeth In Shakespeare's Play

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In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the deaths that occur in the play. Lady Macbeth accomplished this by infringing Macbeth’s comfort level, which made him uncomfortable and give into her desires. The four reasons why Lady Macbeth is responsible is she summons evil demons to fill her body with evil, her death pushes Macbeth over the edge, she has the gender power over Macbeth, and she drives Macbeth to become power hungry. During the course of the play most of Lady Macbeth’s actions cause a direct reaction from Macbeth. If Lady Macbeth had not exhorted Macbeth into murdering King Duncan, then he would have remained a sane man and decided against killing Duncan. Firstly, Lady Macbeth is responsible. When she summons evil spirits to fill her with evil, this makes Duncan’s murder…show more content…
Macbeth’s response to her death was that she would have died later anyways (177). Macbeth responds this way, because his castle is about to be under attack and now his wife is gone, so now he has nothing left to live for. Macbeth then decides to go out in the ultimate fashion as a result of this. Macbeth gets his armor and sword ready and goes out to fight the approaching army, which leads to him being killed. This proves that even after death Lady Macbeth still had an influence over Macbeth and his actions. Lady Macbeth is responsible because she has the gender power of being the wife over Macbeth. By using this power, she exhorted Macbeth to murder King Duncan. A clear example of this is when Lady Macbeth says “What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man;” (63). Even though Macbeth inveighs against killing the king, Lady Macbeth challenges him and says that he is not a man to her until he murders King Duncan. Now in Macbeth’s mind for him to be seen as a man in his wife’s eyes he must carry out this
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