How Lady Macbeth's Roles Change Throughout The Play

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Niles Elmore Mrs. Cathy Edwards Honors British Literature 6 November 2015 Discuss how Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s roles change throughout the play When Macbeth is introduced in the story, he comes in as a noble, brave, and respectful warrior. Lady Macbeth is a evil person who only loves Macbeth for the power he has. She is portrayed in the play as a ruthless, manipulative, power hungry and ambitious wife. However as the play continues both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth change throughout the play. Macbeth becomes a arrogant, power hungry, deceitful, murdering tyrant of Scotland. Lady Macbeth starts to worry about that sanity of Macbeth and she is also gets eaten alive by the guilt, which leads to her downfall. Lady Macbeth is widely known for her being harsh which is…show more content…
This curious side brings the ambition out of Macbeth when they tell him “ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be king hereafter!” (I.III.48-50). This puts the idea in Macbeth’s head that he will become king one day. Before Macbeth murdered Duncan, Macbeth had been thinking about whether or not he should played a huge role, for he commit the murder. One thing that is revealed throughout the play is that Macbeth’s conscience tries to prevent him from committing the murder and he knows that it would not be the right thing to do. Although, Macbeth does kill Duncan, afterwards, the guilt starts to take a toll on Macbeth driving him mad. Macbeth knows that he has made a horrible mistake and wishes that he had not done it. Just after Macbeth got back from murdering Duncan, he exclaims, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one

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