Lady Macbeth Research Paper

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Lady Macbeth In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth the husband of a Lady named Macbeth comes into supreme power, not by patiently waiting to be crowned as Thane of Cawdor, but by his wife’s zealous idea of murder. Lady Macbeth overhears the prophecy told by the three witches’, and instantaneously becomes obsessed with the idea of power and Macbeth becoming King. Lady Macbeth orders her husband to murder King Duncan to receive the crown, she fears he is too womanly to “get what needs to get done”. She knows she must push him into murdering Duncan so that she may receive the power and title as queen. Ultimately, this is out of Lady Macbeth’s selfish ambition and her own gain. Lady Macbeth affects Shakespeare’s play Macbeth by all the power…show more content…
This is known because Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into committing the crime. Macbeth has second thoughts, but Lady Macbeth reassures him that everything will go as planned. Macbeth was obviously unsure about killing Duncan and needed a lot of reassurance to finally go through with it. Macbeth’s first gut instinct was to not commit the murder, he submits to his wife and kills Duncan. Despite how he feels about murdering the first time, he goes on to kill more people in order to secure his position as Thane of Cawdor. All these acts of murder Macbeth commits are influenced by Lady Macbeth and her greedy heart. Lady Macbeth influences her husband to commit these crimes because she doesn’t want to get her hands dirty. Lady Macbeth convinced her husband that it was necessary to commit these murders to benefit the both of them but in all actuality is only benefitting herself. Her negative influence on Macbeth made him forget about his loyalty to his friends including Banquo, and if needed he’d kill them also if it meant his spot on the throne was secure. The influence she had on him made him forget about his priorities and as a result the ultimate greed for power, not only from him but Lady Macbeth most of

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