The Tragedy Of Lady Macbeth In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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“Looks like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it”(Shakespeare 1.7) this truly defines Lady Macbeth and describes her being someone that acts one way in certain situations and then in a contrary manner in others and also shows her manipulative personality and exploits her victims. Lady Macbeth is sharp at convincing and uses people for her need which she does throughout the play. In the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth is ultimately responsible for Macbeth’s undoing because her ambition supported his greed and provoked his downfall. Lady Macbeth with her demanding and forceful comments triggered Macbeth 's weakness which leads Macbeth to agree on the murder. When King Duncan arrives at the castle Lady Macbeth is kind and welcoming but not knowing she was planning his murder. When Lady Macbeth told Macbeth the plan, he was uncertain about whether he wants to commit the crime and take the crown. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth has no confusion and is clearly willing to commit the murder and to seize the throne. To make Macbeth agree in killing the King, she threatens his love and his manliness “From this time.Such I account thy love. Art thou afeard.To be the same in thine own act and valour….And live a coward in thine own esteem”( Shakespeare 1.7.38-43). She is testing his love because she knows Macbeth’s weakness is his love for her and she also knows that he could do anything for her and his love for her so she uses it to

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