Essay On Lady Macbeth's Motivation

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The story of Macbeth by William Shakespeare shows us that someone's motivation, whether good or bad, can lead people to act on impact. lady Macbeth’s inducement to become queen motivates her to want to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth is a ferocious and strong willed character that won't stop until she gets what she wants. She went as dad a misleading Macbeth into thinking that this is what they need to do. Deceiving Macbeth and making him think he needs to hold the seat of king just so ultimately she can be queen. Lady Macbeth uses lust for power, unchecked ambition, and love as her motivation for the actions she makes in the plot. Lady MacBeth has a lust for power unlike anyone else. Her only way to get this power that she craves for is by her husband becoming king.Even with him being king she believed she would hold the real power behind the throne. “ It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly…show more content…
In the play her husband states the following “This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou might’st not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.” (Act V i. ) Macbeth expresses his love for lady mac in the quote and even though she no longer feels the need to kill he loves her and thinks he should do it as a treat. Macbeth knows that lady mack loves the idea of being Queen and thinks that I would be a great gesture of him to kill him as a present to her. Love has got in the way of macbeth's morals and feels that it is now the right thing to kill him because it will make his partner happy at the end of the

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