Lady Macbeth: The Most Villainous Character In Shakespearian Play

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There are many arguments to who could be the most villainous character in Macbeth, this is one character that has the most conniving mind, has powers of persuasion, thinks that there is a moral to what they do , thinks what they do is right in their eyes. One thing that you have to know is that, the women in Macbeth have powerful roles in this Shakespearian play. In the case of Macbeth, the most villainous has to be Lady Macbeth. Her power of persuasion, and deception and phenomenal speeches tops all the characters you believe to be more villainous. Her character is revealed very early in the beginning of the play after receiving a letter that spoke of the witches’ prophecy. Her power of persuasion is used to convince her husband, a nobleman…show more content…
From that quote Lady Macbeth is saying that Macbeth is too soft for murder, she feared this would threaten all plans they had. Macbeth was doing nothing to prove that he had courage. Her thoughts were if you want something take it yourself, no matter what you had to do to get it, including murder and Lady Macbeth believed that to be the only way. Though, her husband thought differently, he had a conscious that was too noticeable, and this drove Lady Macbeth crazy. "Come, you spirits that tend on moral thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, Top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood." (I, V) Lady Macbeth wanted to feel no guilt, she basically said that if she was a male she would not have thoughts; she would just follow through with her task and have no remorse. She was asking to be unsexed so she would feel no sorrow. Lady Macbeth even said she would kill King Duncan herself if he didn’t resemble her father so much. That just assuming King Duncan looked like a fragile old man. “I dare do all that may become a man,

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