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Is Lady Mac Beth the real driving force behind the murder of Duncan?

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Macbeth Is Lady Mac Beth the real driving force behind the murder of Duncan? Lady Mac Beth is the main driving force behind the murder. She persuades Mac Beth in doing this evil act. She overcomes all her womanly features and call's upon her spirits for help in doing this. She acts in an evil and unpropitious manner towards Mac Beth's failure in completing this evil act. Lady Macbeth is ready to sacrifice all her womanly features to complete this deed, but in Macbeth's case he is still unsure in doing this evil & unaccountable deed. Macbeth was surprised to receive such prophecies from the witches but at this resist moment he didn't worry about it as much as he does near the murder, "we will proceed no further in this business". Macbeth then writes a letter to his most gracious wife about the prophecies from the witches. Macbeth is then astonished to find that the prophecies from the 3 weird sister had been fulfilled, Ross and Angus had met them and told Macbeth of the glad tidings of becoming the new thane of cawdor. ...read more.

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Macbeth has an opportunity after dinner to reflect about the slaying of his king. Macbeth knows it is a to bigger leap for him "which o'er-leap itself and falls on the other". Macbeth then makes a firm decision that he will not precede any further in this business. Lady Macbeth calls him a coward, insults his virility and claims that she would fulfil her duty if she had promised like Macbeth has, as she says: "I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck'd my nipple from his Boneless gums, and dash'd the brains out, had I sworn as you have done to this" Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth into doing the murder by the insults he gets from his wife. Macbeth and his persuasive wife discuss how they will carry out the murder and how they will act when they receive the news of King Duncan's death. Macbeth meets Banquo & Fleance in the courtyard, Banquo advances to Macbeth and asks "What, sir! ...read more.

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If he do bleed, I'll guilt the face of the grooms withal; for it must seem their guilt." Lady Macbeth leaves the place to finish the murder. Macbeth is devastated with the sight of his hands "what hands are! Ha! They pluck out mine eyes." Macbeth stats "Will all great neptunes ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?" Lady Macbeth returns from her business and stats "my hands are of your colour, but I shame to wear a heart so white as yours" Lady Macbeth insults him again for his manhood and insult him by saying that if I had a heart so pure and as good as yours, I would have shame in me. Lady Macbeth then hears the knocking and tells Macbeth to change into his nightgown so it looks like we have been asleep. Macbeth then remarks "Wake Duncan with the knocking! I would thou couldst!" I conclude that Lady Macbeth is the real driving force behind Macbeth as we have seen in several places and how she convinces him to carryout the murder. Lady Macbeth had plenty of ambition and her ambition was to force macbeth into doig the deed. ...read more.

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