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Analyse the character of Lady Macbeth and Discuss how responsible, you think she is for the murder of King Duncan.

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Essay-Analyse the character of Lady Macbeth and Discuss how responsible, you think she is for the murder of King Duncan We are introduced to the character of Lady Macbeth in Act.1 scene 5, after she reads the letter from Macbeth, and from the start you can see that she is going to be evil. (Act.1 scene.5), " Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o'th' milk of human kindness". You can see already she is determined to do something about this problem, of Macbeth being to kind and innocent to kill another person for him self. "Hie thee hither....pour my spirits". So she can get him home and change him into the man that could kill the king, by manipulating him, "in thine ear". And changing his mind into being more like hers, more ruthless, "The illness should attend it", more ambitious and convictions. "Shalt be, What thou art promised". Here this is spoken with power. "Thou wouldst be great". At this point she is more determined and motivated then him. I can almost see that, if she were a man, that she could kill the king without any remorse and guilt. "Unsex me here...Stop...remorse". And she would be able to do it without showing any pity for the king. ...read more.


"Nor time nor place, Did then adhere, and yet you would make both". And then finally she turns him by saying if she had sworn to kill the king to him then, she would have gone though with it "How tender 'tis to love the babe.........had I so sworn you". But the way she said it to Macbeth made him think that she was really loyal to him and so he changed his mind back to killing the king. "If we should fail?" said Macbeth. And she replyies with a passionate remark, "we fail!". But then she encourages and motivates him. "But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail". And then she comes with all the plans of how and when they should kill the king. (Act.1 scene.7), "Whereto the rather shall his day......Th' unguarded Duncan". And she plans then to palm the whole murder on the drunken guards. "His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt, Of our great quell?". And Macbeth enthusiastic says, "Bring forth men-children only", for she can only have boys with her kind of heart. And after they have killed Duncan they will act as in deep remorse. "As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar, Upon his death". And Macbeth can only reply by saying, "False face must hide.... ...read more.


"Thou wouldst be great". She is absolutely convinced that he has to become King. And she is the one who thought of how and when to kill King Duncan. (Act.1 scene.7), "When Duncan is asleep...What cannot you and I perform on the unguarded Duncan". So she very evil minded but gets the job done. And she was the one who took control of most of the situation. (Act.1 scene.5), "To beguile the time......And you shall put, this nights business into my dispatch". And "Leave all the rest to me". Here she takes full control of the problems of when Duncan is coming over. (Act.1 scene.7), "As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar, Upon his death". Here she tells him how to act sad and troubled after killing Duncan. (Act.2 scene.2), "They must lie there". "Give me the daggers". And here she takes the daggers back to the chambers where the drunken guards were. And she is also the one who comforts and helps Macbeth when he is really upset and sad. (Act.2 scene.2), "A foolish thought". She says to help him, to get over killing Duncan. "Consider it not so deeply". She says to make him stop thinking about it. "Give me the daggers". She asks him because he can't bear going back into the room with the dead Duncan. And so I think that if Lady Macbeth weren't the person she is then Macbeth would have never become King. The End By Musa Kazmi Musa Kazmi ...read more.

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