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The influence of Lady Macbeth on her husband

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The Influence Of Lady Macbeth On Her Husband Act one scene two, following the brief scene of the three witches on the moor depicts King Duncan with his sons meeting a bleeding sergeant, after a dreaded battle. Macbeth is depicted by the bleeding soldier as a brave and praiseworthy supporter of the king. Duncan himself describes Macbeth as a "valiant cousin and a worthy gentleman". At the end of this scene, Duncan confers upon Macbeth the title of "Thane of Cawdor". In a following scene Macbeth and Banquo meet up with the three witches, the first witch greets Macbeth as "Thane of Glamis," the second witch greets him as "Thane of Cawdor," and the third with as to be king here-after. Although Macbeth is taken by surprise, Banquo suggests that all these things are possible in the future. At that point neither of these men know of the kings desire to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth doubts the truth of these words and is only later that he is told that he is to be "Thane of Cawdor". Act one scene five introduces Lady Macbeth reading a letter from her husband, which relates the encounter Macbeth had with the witches. ...read more.


With these thoughts in mind Lady Macbeth utters, "O never, shall sun that morrow see! He that's coming must be provided for; and you shall put this nights great business into my dispatch". Whether Lady Macbeth or someone else will do the evil deed is not clear within this paragraph, but the evil deed intent already fermenting in her mind and soul. The witches prophecy seems to be coming to fruition. Macbeth himself is not yet utterly convinced of the way forward and replies "we will speak further," to which Lady Macbeth demands that he keeps an honest countenance. She will do the scheming behind the scenes and he, Macbeth will do the welcoming of the king. Lady Macbeth fears her husbands nature because she sees him as "too full of the milk of human kindness". The next scene introduces King Duncan and Banquo approaching the home Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Duncan states, "This castle has a pleasant seat; the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself into our gentle senses," knowing how the play will develop these words underlined irony. Banquo also states, that "the air is delicate," which underlines the irony of Duncan's speech. ...read more.


This is in direct response to Macbeth's statement, "pr'y thee, peace. I done do all that become a man". Macbeth is the main character in the play. In the beginning of the play he is a nobleman and Scottish general in King Duncan's army. Macbeth later becomes the Thane of Glamis and Cawdor and King of Scotland. Macbeth is a man who is easily persuaded, brave, good-hearted, and overly-ambitious. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a man with a good heart and good intentions, but he is too easily persuaded by his wife into killing Duncan. Macbeth also has several other people killed. Macbeth is a very brave man who shows his bravery throughout the play. Macbeth's tragic flaw is his vaulting ambition. In the end it Macbeth's ambition and bravery which get him killed. Lady Macbeth takes advantage of her husbands love and devotion to her to goad him into killing Duncan and starting down the immoral road of choices and decisions which ultimately lead to Lady Macbeth's suicide and Macbeth's death. Her ambition, unlike her husband's, is unbridled by morals. She even requests the heavens to "unsex" her of any feelings that might inhibit her ability to become queen. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, although they love each other, grow further apart throughout the play. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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