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Lady Macbeths influence on Macbeth

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Introduction

Lady Macbeth was the cause of all the murders that Macbeth performed throughout the entire play. In the beginning of the story, Lady Macbeth has complete control over Macbeth and all of his actions his actions. Lady Macbeth persuaded Macbeth to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth insults Macbeth to the point that she has complete control over what he does. To Macbeth it seems like his wife wants the best for him, but in reality, she is only thinking of herself. Lady Macbeth wanted to become queen; she knew that without him she had no chance of becoming what she wanted to be. She used Macbeth as a tool to get her way. The first time that it is apparent that Lady Macbeth is power hungry is when she finds Macbeth"'"s letter. The first thing that she thinks is that Macbeth will not be strong enough to kill Duncan. ...read more.

Middle

Lady Macbeth tells her husband that when he murders Duncan, and he becomes king, he will be much more of a man than he can ever be now. She told him that he will have authority, and will be in control of everyone. She tells him that there won"'"t be anyone to hold him back. Lady Macbeth is so harsh in criticizing Macbeth that she eventually convinces him that murder is the best answer. Lady Macbeth is jealous that Macbeth is honored and that she is not. She thought that when she became queen she be honored by many people. Lady Macbeth doesn"'"t understand Macbeth"'"s loyalty to Duncan in the beginning. She thinks that he should be much more interested in what he could gain. Macbeth had many honors that he earned on the battlefield. For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name),/ Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution. ...read more.

Conclusion

She is calling Macbeth a sissy because he wasn"'"t man enough to go and return the daggers. Lady Macbeth influenced Macbeth to make his first kill. After he killed Duncan, Macbeth became used to the idea that if someone was in the way of what he wanted he could kill him or her. After killing Duncan, Macbeth was responsible for the murder of Banquo and Macduff"'"s entire household, along with the attempted murder of Fleance, Banquo"'"s son. Macbeth has completely switched roles with Lady Macbeth. Now Macbeth is doing the killing while Lady Macbeth is upset about the killings. In the end, Lady Macbeth is so upset the she ends up committing suicide while Macbeth is killed because he becomes too cocky. If it weren"'"t for Lady Macbeth persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan, none of this would have happened. While the witches told Macbeth the prophecy, Lady Macbeth was the one who caused him to act upon it. Because of the greed of one evil woman, tons of lives were ruined. ...read more.

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