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Lady Macbeth.

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Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth's character in the play is a determined woman who is devoted to her husband, Macbeth. Her determination is shown when she convinces Macbeth to kill the current king, Duncan, in order for Macbeth to overtake the position. She did this after she had heard about the prophecies of Macbeth to become king. And when the news of Duncan coming to Macbeths home came to her she took action, unlike the cautious Macbeth. She thought up a ruthless plan, showing her merciless and unpitying side. It was a courageous thing to do, yet she is a woman who doesn't consider consequences. ...read more.


I:6:15-20 During the play there haven't been any other characters suspicious of Lady Macbeth. This could have been due to the fact women in those days did not have much priority or main concern, or maybe it was the way she acted to others - so innocent and unsuspicious. Lady Macbeth could be said to be a spiritual person. This is spiritualism is shown after she receives the message of the King coming to stay at her house. She calls upon the spirits to make her mentally stronger and that she could be given more masculine qualities. ...read more.


She calls Macbeth a coward and attacks his love and manhood: 'what be'ast was't then that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man. And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man' I:7:47-51 It's probable that Macbeth probably wouldn't have done it without Lady Macbeths persuading. Overall Lady Macbeth's character is one that keeps the story moving, from her ruthlessness and determination she has the king murdered and turns Macbeth into a pitiless and unfeeling person. He gets hysterical and starts killing those he thinks is a threat to him. Macbeth is eventually killed by Macduff, whom Macbeth had tried to kill earlier and Lady Macbeth goes mad from all the guilt built upon her and commits suicide. ...read more.

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