It shows how badly Lady Macbeth is trying to persuade him to turn his loyalty away from Kind Duncan. Lady Macbeth is smart enough to manipulate him when he is struggling. By manipulating Macbeth to achieve her evil desires, it shows that she is an evil
The play Macbeth written by Shakespeare focuses on the rise and fall of the main character, Macbeth. Macbeth’s one critical decision was largely influenced by his wife, Lady Macbeth, and this influence is exemplified early on in the play. In Act I Scene vii, Macbeth seemingly decides against killing King Duncan; however, Lady Macbeth persuades him to go ahead with the deed through her compelling argument. Moreover, Lady Macbeth’s ability to influence her husband so greatly demonstrates the strength of their marriage. By appealing both emotionally and logically to her husband, Lady Macbeth very easily convinces him against his own conscience.
In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit several murders. Through fueling Macbeth’s inner insecurities, Malcolm prompts Macbeth to irrationally continue wrongdoings. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s manipulative persona, encourages Macbeth to commit wicked actions.
Throughout Macbeth, three characters seem to have control of Macbeth’s action and his life. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and the We’ird Sisters all have some type of control over the actions of Macbeth. The wife of the play 's tragic hero, Lady Macbeth, pressures her husband into committing regicide so that she can then become queen of Scotland. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth constantly diminishes her husband 's manhood forcing him to feel less of a man. Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself.
Control is shown as an important factor in Lady Macbeth and Macbeth 's relationship. Although they view each other as equals,"my dearest partner of greatness," it 's Lady Macbeth who is established as the dominant partner in the dynamic, inverting typical 17th century gender and social roles. (Since husbands were supposed to rule their wives in the same way that kings ruled countries, Lady Macbeth 's plan is just another version of treason: taking power that doesn 't belong to you.) Upon reading the letter, she worries that Macbeth is too kind-natured to be able to take the crown and is determined to assist him through the,"valour of my tongue." She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward."
William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The desire and possession of power can appear to be ideal, Lady Macbeth should be cautious with what she wishes for, in light of the fact that possession of power may be precisely what causes her defeat. Moreover, Lady Macbeth is one of the characters that are recognised for ambition of power, she was introduced as a dominant character, who in a large process starts losing power becoming weaker. Nevertheless others point of view is that she always stays in power, even before taking her life away. Lady Macbeth is introduced by Shakespeare as a dominant character with a lot of
As his wife, Lady Macbeth, urges him to kill king Duncan so he can become king, his urge for killing only grows and transforms him into a serial killer. There are many different aspects of this play that could have contributed to Macbeth’s tragic end, including characters. The three witches in the play could be to blame for this. They predicted his future which influenced him greatly. However, the main person to blame for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth for three reasons: her insult on his manhood, her her manipulative tricks, and her influential qualities.
When Macbeth displays uncertainty regarding the murder of Duncan, Lady Macbeth uses his fear of not adhering to the masculine gender role of being cold-hearted and ambitious and only “when [Macbeth] durst do it, then [he was] a man”. (1.7.56) Upon first glance, it would seem as though Lady Macbeth is strong and powerful. However, Shakespeare uses the downfall of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to display that women in power are dangerous and corrupt. Due to Lady Macbeth’s coercion into the murder of Duncan, she allows and essentially encourages Macbeth to ravage all of Scotland. Lady Macbeth descends into insanity caused by lack of sleep and guilt.
Although Lady Macbeth seemed evil and harsh at the beginning of the play, she gets taken over by her guilt in the end. In the beginning, she was praying to spirits to give her evilness and to take away what makes her a woman. “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!” (I,v, 39-42) Lady Macbeth was asking the spirits to fill her with evilness and get rid of her woman like qualities. If she had the qualities of an evil person, then she would not have to ask the spirits to help her gain evilness. Towards the end of the play, she began to sleep walk throughout the night, and had hallucinations of blood on her hands from the murder.
This excitement in Macbeth leads him to have an interest in becoming the king which is why he wants to hear more from the witches. In addition, Lady Macbeth carries on to pressure Macbeth which causes him to be responsible for an immoral action that he allows to happen. In Macbeth’s castle, Lady Macbeth trys to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan, and believes that Macbeth is being weak when he disagrees. Lady Macbeth says, “Like the poor cat ‘i’ the adage?” (1.7 45). After Macbeth’s response, Lady Macbeth says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more then you what you were, you would Be so much more the man” (1.7 49-51).