Lady Macbeth Influence

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William Shakespeare’s famous playwright Macbeth follows the story of Scottish general Macbeth and the tragedies caused by his selfish desire to be King, influenced by outside forces. In the beginning of the play Macbeth has an encounter with the three Witches who tell him their prophecies that plot ideas in his head and cause the decisions he makes throughout the play. Lady Macbeth is another character that influences Macbeth’s decisions in the play. She is extremely ambitious, more than Macbeth himself. Lady Macbeth influences Macbeth by manipulating him and depicting his manhood to get him to agree with her plan in murdering the king. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, Macbeth’s decisions throughout the play are influenced by Lady…show more content…
After Macbeth writes to his wife telling her what the three Witches told him, she delivers a soliloquy that reveals Lady Macbeth’s true character. She fears her husband is too kind to cause harm to anyone standing in the way of the crown. “Yet do I fear thy nature. 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” (Shakespeare 1.5, 15-19). Lady Macbeth has a plan in mind that involves murdering the King that very night when he stays overnight at the Macbeths. Lady Macbeth prays to the spirits requesting them to fill her with evil. “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe topful Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood; (Shakespeare 1.5, 39-42). Macbeth and Lady Macbeth react to the Witches prophecies differently. Macbeth becomes confused and Lady Macbeth becomes extremely ambitious and creates a plan right away. Macbeth isn’t aware of Lady Macbeth’s plan to murder King Duncan and is under the impression that the King is only staying for supper until the next morning. When Lady Macbeth asks Macbeth

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