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Lady Macbeth is real driving force behind the murder of Duncan.

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Lady Macbeth is real driving force behind the murder of Duncan. Lady Macbeth is not the typical partner compared to the normal eleventh century wife. In these days a normal ordinary wife would have been considered caring, loyal ad expected to obey the husbands wishes. Lady Macbeth is all above but she doesn't obey her husband. Their marriage is a partnership, it is based on love, friendship and trust, back in those days this kind of marriage was rare but Macbeth was very fond of his wife proving this, when he writes to his wife he calls her "dearest partner of greatness". Macbeth confides to his wife and values her opinion; he wants to please his wife with the news from the witches. When Lady Macbeth hears from the news we see another side of her, clearly there is more to her than meets the eye. In the reply to the husband's letter we see more of her unusual qualities. ...read more.

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Macbeth is surprised at his wife's ambition and deceit. I quote "your face my thane, is as a book when men may read strange matters." Lady Macbeth continues to organise everything on her own. I quote "leave all the rest to me," and she tells her husband to "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under" and however Macbeth is not convinced and tells his wife they'll talk later. In scene 7, Macbeth finds more reasons not to go ahead with the plan. Macbeth's ambition is his only reason to commit regicide. Macbeth soon tells his wife that they will not go further in this plan. Lady Macbeth tries to encourage her husband to kill Duncan by questioning his manhood and bravery. I quote "art thou afeared to be the same in thine own act and valour as thou art in desire?" and "when you durst do it, then you were a man, and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more than a man" she also tries emotional blackmail, I quote "what beast was't then, that made you break this enterprise to me? ...read more.

Conclusion

She soon discovers the daggers on her husband and he refuses to go back and frame the grooms. She takes the dagger back herself and covers them with blood. When she gets back she is just as confident as before, her hands as bloody as Macbeth's but she claims, "a little water clears us of this deed" Lady Macbeth and Macbeth soon go to bed waiting for the murder to be uncovered. In this I think lady Macbeth was very ambitious although I doubt Macbeth would have committed the murder of king Duncan, if it weren't for lady Macbeth because she manipulated him. After Duncan's murder she remained guiltless and Macbeth was the one left with the guilty conscience, but at the end of the play lady Macbeth's guilty conscience caught up with her and she committed suicide. In my opinion I believe lady Macbeth was not all to blame for Duncan's death more than Macbeth and I think the witches were more to blame as they started the whole event by encouraging Macbeth to believe in his fate and ambition two hard ...read more.

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