Lady Macbeth Influence

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Macbeth’s influence came from many factors that all fuelled each other in pushing him to kill the king and claim his place. These three factors came from the three witches, his wife, Lady Macbeth and his own ambition to forcefully take his place as king. It could not have been just one of these to make Macbeth kill his king, Duncan, but all of these factors building into one. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth and his friend Banquo had been confronted by three witches who hailed him as his official title, then thane of Cawdor and King afterwards. “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”1. This was the first factor that began pulling Macbeth towards becoming king. At first Macbeth took the witches words as false but another one of their proficies came true making Macbeth the thane of Cawdor. When Macbeth received the title of ‘Thane of Cawdor’ it started him thinking, what if he were to become king as the witches foretold. This making the witches one of the factors fuelling his ambition to become king. Macbeth receiving this odd encounter wanted to tell his wife, Lady Macbeth, writing her a letter explaining it.…show more content…
When she received the letter of Macbeth’s encounter she almost immediately decided that she could use this to pressure Macbeth into taking further steps towards becoming king. Though her plans were evil being shown when she chants “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top full of dirtiest cruelty!”2 Lady Macbeth’s ideas on how to make Macbeth king were less than innocent. At times Lady Macbeth could almost be seen as a witch with how she manipulates Macbeth to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth was now inspiring the murder of King Duncan. By the witches’ proficies, Lady Macbeth was influenced to push her husband towards killing the king growing his

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