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Character Analysis Of Lady Macbeth

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It is out of the ordinary for a woman to set up a murder for her husbands gain. Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is know to be a very mean and cruel character that just isn’t scared of anything by the readers. But as we get further towards the end of the play we see that she starts to show her true colors and state of mind.
Throughout the play lady Macbeth’s attitude and bravery changes but at the beginning of the play she starts off with a lot of ambition. She makes all of her plans on killing Duncan and keeps them away from Macbeth until the time is right. “Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt.“(Macbeth; Act 1, Scene 2). This quote shows how Lady Macbeth has more ambition and is less concerned than Macbeth. She is willing to place the daggers back sice Macbeth is to afraid to see the what he has done to his loyal King Duncan. It seems as if Lady Macbeth does all of the planning and sets everything up to make things easier for Macbeth to execute. As we get further into the play it seems as if Macbeth and Lady Macbeth completely switch roles. Lady Macbeth starts to regret everything that she has done and she starts to go see a doctor to get help. “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” (Macbeth; Act 5, Scene 1). This quote
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