In William Shakespeares Macbeth, psychosis, hallucinations and pride are a major characteristic shown in each character. The main characters that show these characteristics were Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, particularly with the murder of King Duncan. The question being, who is more responsible Lady Macbeth or Macbeth? There are reasons to believe both sides, but it is more believable that Lady Macbeth was the prime cause because she pressured Macbeth to commit the act of regicide just so he could be higher in power because he was runner up.
Lady Macbeth 's impetus for Macbeth to kill Duncan shows she is able to control Macbeth. She sees Macbeth as a weak man
Although Lady Macbeth is still stronger and more ambitious than Macbeth the killing of Duncan is the point where the gap starts to narrow. She calls Macbeth a coward when he tries to back out of the plan and is the driving force that causes Macbeth to kill Duncan. She also shows strength when Macbeth returns from the murder and she tells him "These deeds must not be thought after these ways. So, it will make us mad". But when she has to go kill the guards she starts to lose some of her composure. Upon return to their room Lady Macbeth is just as shook up as Macbeth. This shows how Lady Macbeth is mostly talk and starts to weaken when the murders begin and the pressure sets in.
In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, there are many tragedies presented. However, one thing that changes as the play progresses is who exactly has control over these tragedies. In the beginning of the play, it seems to be Lady Macbeth who has the most responsibility. Although, as the play continues, the control seems to shift over to Macbeth due to all the power he is given once he becomes King of Scotland. From beginning to end, the responsibility changes from Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, with an ending of complete corruption of Scotland.
Throughout the play of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has many different emotions. She is very demanding and in control of what she wants people to do. She is very confident in her plans that they will get done. But also, there are times when she may feel weak or scared to do something. She forces Macbeth to go along with the plan to kill Duncan so he can be King and she will be Queen. Lady Macbeth is sure that they will not get caught witheir plans and they will be safe. She is nervous though when it is time to kill Duncan because he looks like her father. Lady Macbeth shows lots of emotions during the play.
She can manipulate Macbeth easily, this is shown in the line "That I may pour my spirits in thine ear". (I,V, 26) She is selfless, and wants what is best for her husband. Before the speech that Lady Macbeth gives, in act one scene five, Macbeth decides not to go through with the killing of the king. However, Lady Macbeth manipulates at Macbeth's self-esteem by playing on his manliness and his bravery. This then convinces Macbeth to kill the king..Macbeth is like a child who is easily gudied. Lady Macbeth knows this and acts on it accordingly. Although Macbeth has the final say in weather or not to go through with the initial killing, he loves Lady Macbeth and wants to make her happy. Lady Macbeth is the dominating one in the relationship which is shown in her soliloquy.
How far would you go to ensure you were the ruler of a kingdom and the most powerful person of royalty? Many people would do just about anything, up to including murder. The Witches in the story told Macbeth of their prophecy and this added temptation and influence over Macbeth, but they couldn't control his destiny. Macbeth exhibits the most control in comparison to the witches, and Lady Macbeth. While the witches tell Macbeth about their prophecy, Lady Macbeth plants the seed to murder the king, it is Macbeth who commits the murder. Although, in Macbeth, the three sisters and Lady Macbeth exhibit some control on some events, Macbeth has the most responsibility over the murders. Macbeth was responsible for his own actions which led him to be insecure and he continues to commit murders as a result. The witches introduced the ideas and put thoughts in Macbeth's head, but they were not responsible for macbeth's actions.
Macbeth was controlled by Lady Macbeth many times. Macbeth had a hard time killing Duncan so Lady Macbeth tells him that this is the only way for the prophecy to come true. It is her influence that convinces Macbeth to kill duncan. In the story it's like Lady Macbeth is the man in the house and Macbeth is the women. It’s like she also control Macbeth’s fate. She is always involved in Macbeth’s decision making and he never chose his own will.
In the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, many characters possess internal traits that affect their decisions and actions. Macbeth, the main character of the play possesses three traits that significantly affect him and those around him. First of all, Macbeth’s ambitious personality leads him to engage in harmful actions. Furthermore, Macbeth’s unstable beliefs and his tendency to be easily manipulated also plays a notable role in the play. Additionally, Macbeth’s impulse to prioritize illusions over logic contributes to his decisions and actions.
“I think women rule the world and no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” (Bob Dylan). When the curtain falls on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, events have not gone as Macbeth had initially anticipated following his first encounter with the three witches. Although they foretold a favourable future for Macbeth, declaring him the eventual King of Scotland, Malcolm is now in power and Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, are dead. Macbeth is ultimately to blame for his actions, however Lady Macbeth largely contributed to her husband's downfall by using tactics such as indirect and direct manipulation, driven by her own ambition, to influence the course of his destiny.
(3.3.51-56). Unlike what had happened previously, it is now Macbeth who wields control over what he wants to happen. Moreover, he tells Lady Macbeth that she is better not knowing his plan. She no longer has any knowledge of what has happened, and has no control over the situation. Lady Macbeth also doesn’t question her husband, and this is where it is evident that Macbeth has gained dominance.
Macbeth gets control by telling Lady Macbeth to stop questioning his manhood and just taking over with killing the king.Macbeth teaches us that unchecked ambition can quickly become out of control and that leads to destructive love. Macbeth tries ambition to get the loving of his wife and stop questioning his manhood by killing multiple people and doing things in his own hand, instead of taking advice from Lady Macbeth. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are controlled by ambition. Getting control is playing a big part for macbeth, his ambition is causing him to kill for
In the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, many characters helped with the murder of King Duncan and Banquo. However, one can see that Lady Macbeth is the leader in the play. There are many times that clearly demonstrate that Lady Macbeth is indeed the main culprit. Macbeth has many moments where he second guesses himself and is afraid to follow up with his plans. He also acts overly nice and compared to Lady Macbeth seems scared.
Macbeth written by William Shakespeare is a play written in the Elizabethan time, set in the 11th century about a man who allows evil to take over him and the consequences that he faces. A relationship that we see break down is between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. We see this relationship crumble as Shakespeare uses action, thoughts, dialogue and commentary to show how the relationship changes from love, ambition and equality to disturbance, guilt and separation. This dramatic change in their relationship affects the climax in Macbeth. In the beginning of the play Shakespeare uses dialogue to show the strong relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.