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Having read Macbeth and encountered his influential wife, think about the plot from her point of view and write the letter referred to in Act 5 Scene 1

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4/12/02 W2 Imaginative Lady Macbeth's Letter Task: Having read Macbeth and encountered his influential wife, think about the plot from her point of view and write the letter referred to in Act 5 Scene 1. Dear Macbeth, From the day I received your letter, I was deeply inspired. My love for you urged me on to seek your wonderful future. We both knew that you deserved greater things, and the witches' prophecy served to secure us in that knowledge. So with that I feel no shame for our actions. Ever since the night when we murdered King Duncan, my feeling of guilt has been extremely unbearable. You claimed that you did not want to murder Duncan, but I foolishly teased you as I was so determined for you to become King, and I do regret this deeply. ...read more.

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It became obvious that you were not able to become King on your own, and I greatly wanted to achieve the power of kingship for you. It was here I made the decision to encourage your success in your new role as the King of Scotland. Personally, my ambition to become Queen had been long standing, but you made that dream come true. Although I masterminded the plot to kill Duncan, it was your courage and determination that made it happen. You ruthlessly sought the power of King, and I could only stand by and urge you to continue in admiration. I regret making you murder the King as it was only I who insisted that you did it. Without my influence, I would not have to be writing you this letter. ...read more.

Conclusion

The look of fear on Donaldbain and Malcolm's faces was an unforgettable sight. The horror of their father's death was, however, less than their fear for their own lives. My dearest Macbeth, I am not as strong as we both believe. I am a weak shameful woman. Since you became King I have felt you distance yourself from me, I blame myself. My guilt is overpowering. I am not worthy of you anymore. For these reasons I want you to read this and know that I will always love you with all my heart. I admire your greatness and as you are worthy of someone so much better than me, I have to leave you. Please do not blame yourself for my death. It is my choice. It is the best thing for you. Your life will be so much greater without this crazy mad woman whom you once called your dearest love. All my love, Lady Macbeth ...read more.

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