Is Lady Macbeth A Villain

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Who is Lady Macbeth? Is she a villain or victim? The answer to this question could only be answered by herself or viewers of the play. Lady Macbeth wants to be perceived as a strong, yet the harsh reality had stopped her from pursuing power. However, lady luck had eventually shined on her, she seized the opportunity, implemented successfully. Lady Macbeth’s tragic ending is caused by lack of vision which directly lead endless regrets and guilt over what she and Macbeth had done. At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth is very confident with the idea of taking the throne for Macbeth and herself. It seemed so simple and effortless like it was almost in the palm of their hands. However, Lady Macbeth was afraid of “weakness” inside of her would obstruct…show more content…
Make thick my blood, Stop up the access and passage to remorse” -Act One Scene 5 Lady Macbeth goes through a strong change in the play, after Macbeth successfully gained the throne, the relationship between this couple had quietly, yet significantly changed. A strong example is that Macbeth had never discussed his plan of murdering Banquo(&Fleance) and Macduff’s family with Lady Macbeth like he used to. It is not love between them faded but the power rebuilt Macbeth’s personality, he spent all his energy in keeping the throne safe which resulted Lady Macbeth had to undertake all the guilt by herself. After Macbeth turned into a ruthless tyrant, Lady Macbeth’s pretended determinedly and merciless personality became useless, had a strong conflict with the hidden qualities under the skin, remarkably increased her mental stress. Over the time, regrets and guilt had become a heavy burden, tormented her and eventually lead numerous abnormal sleepwalking, the only way to express her stress. Here’s an evidence: “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this
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