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Comment in detail on Lady Macbeth

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Comment on detail on Lady Macbeth Lady MacBeth is one of Shakespeare's greatest and most intriguing female characters. She is evil, seductive, and witch-like all at the same time. Lady macbeth has two sides to het personality. The first one that we meet is that one of an evil, witch like women but the second one is as the perfect gentle women, Duncan describes her as "...Fair and noble hostess...". The first time we meet her we see her as she is a brutally violent, power wanting witch. In this scene Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth lacks the ability to fulfil the witches' second prophecy, that one of becoming King of Scotland, she learns that Duncan is coming to visit her, and to commit the murder of King Duncan Lady Macbeth calls upon "...the spirits that tend on mortal thoughts...". ...read more.


This reveals her hope that she will not feel any guilt after the murder and she naively believes that "A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it, then!" This refers to when Lady Macbeth is talking to Macbeth about killing Duncan. She is saying that this deed will go unnoticed. She feels that the deed was a nothing that important that a little water would eliminate the regretness and the evil from the deed. At the beginning of the Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is very savage and vicious. She thinking constantly of the killing of King Duncan. She has no sense of what is wrong and right, and believes that it is perfectly moral to do the deed of murder. ...read more.


She takes the daggers back to the King's room, smears blood on the drunken guards, and attempts to destroy all evidence of MacBeth ever being there. She knows what needs to be done and does it without any hesitation or fear. Here in this scene Lady Macbeth is talking to Macbeth about the murdering of Duncan. Macbeth's hands were red with blood from killing Duncan and Lady Macbeth says "My hands are of your color, but I shame To wear a heart so white." This quote means that she is in the middle of this incident but she wishes not to be in it because of its brutality. She feels ashamed because she made Macbeth make sure he fulfilled the witches prophecies. All these quotes show how Lady Macbeth grows throughout the play. It shows her emotions and feelings mostly towards the murder of Duncan and her husbands actions. ...read more.

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