Lady Macbeth Is Essentially the Villain in Macbeth

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In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is the true villain of the play as she is evil, ambitious and eventually insane. Lady Macbeth masterminded the idea to kill King Duncan and planted the vision into Macbeths mind, she convinced Macbeth to commit such a crime, and her love for her husband was eventually overruled by her determination and lust for power. Throughout the play she starts to show her true colours and the destructive force of her ambition, which inevitably results in nothing but disaster. Lady Macbeth is essentially an evil woman. She condones the death of innocent people and even wishes she were a man so she could commit murder herself. The idea to murder King Duncan was thought of by no other than Lady Macbeth,…show more content…
After the murder she continues to persuade Macbeth by telling him “These deeds must not be thought after these ways: so, it will make us mad”, suggesting that if they don’t think about the murder then they can pretend it never happened. Although had strong ambition to become King, it is obvious Lady Macbeth played an enormous role in the murder of Duncan which was largely self-motivated. She played on his weaknesses and insecurities, which was fueled by her lust for power and insanity. Lady Macbeth is the true villain as she was Macbeths perfect accomplice. Laura
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