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What reaction does Macbeth's letter produce on Lady Macbeth and how does she assure him that she would take charge of the business? What do you learn about the character of Lady Macbeth from her conversation with Macbeth?

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What reaction does Macbeth's letter produce on Lady Macbeth and how does she assure him that she would take charge of the business? What do you learn about the character of Lady Macbeth from her conversation with Macbeth? In the literature Macbeth, Macbeth was tempted by the prophecies prophesied by the witches. If Macbeth were never to tell his wife of these prophecies nothing would have happened. However he did tell his wife of this incident in a form of a letter, beginning with the sentence 'my dearest partner of greatness' to show his amount of trust in his wife, Lady Macbeth. Even though Macbeth describe the prophecies as 'the perfectest report' he had no intention to go forward with achieving it. In truth only one person is responsible for the entire corruption of Macbeth's mind, his wife. Lady Macbeth immediately understands the full implication of her husband's letter and her response is direct and uncompromising: her husband must be what he has been promised. ...read more.

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After reading the letter, she is worried is worried that Macbeth is too soft a person to be able to take the crown. She is determined to assist him through the 'valour of my tongue'; she intends to nag until he's ashamed of being a coward. She also cunningly uses phrases or sentences that could uplift his spirits, ' the future in the instant' as she already feels like a queen and she greets Macbeth with 'Great Glamis! Worthy Cawdor! Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter' to make him feel he's already got the crown right under his finger tips to make him more determined and too see things Lady Macbeth's way. Lady Macbeth verbally assaults Macbeth's courage and manly hood. She brags even if it were her own baby, 'she 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 so sworn as you have you done this'. ...read more.

Conclusion

Near the start of this literature Lady Macbeth dominated the conversations with too much confidence, Macbeth said very little. The strong character played by Lady Macbeth toned down as time passes by. She didn't say much other than suffer out of guilt. In the beginning you see Lady Macbeth persuading, scheming, planning and getting involve with evil. Near the end you see Lady Macbeth cleansing herself of unseen blood. From her conversations with Macbeth she proves to be a smart, cunning woman but later she realizes her wrong doings and try to clean herself of it. In conclusion Lady Macbeth is a character that portrays all aspects of the literature from the loud and dominating to the quiet and scared character. However throughout the literature Lady Macbeth is a woman who continuously schemes and has planned things to the smallest details. Losing her determined personality has made her give herself away, thus I finish by quoting Lady Macbeth is a 'strong and vibrant' character of this literature without her nothing would have happened. ...read more.

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