Lady Macbeth Is More Ruthless

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MACBETH ESSAY In life everyone has goals that they hope to attain and there are many ways that one can achieve these goals. To achieve what you desire you can either wait for time to take its toll, or take matters into your own hands and do what you have to do in order to fulfill your desires. You can attain your goal as long as you have ambition. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had the goal of Macbeth becoming king: to obtain this they took matters into hands and killed Duncan. In order for somebody to commit such a heinous act as murder the conspirators must be ruthless, and this is what Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were, ruthless. Lady Macbeth's is more ruthless than her spouse and her ruthlessness is what fueled…show more content…
Lady Macbeth does not care what her husband's decision is; all she cares about is her self-interest. She scolds Macbeth on his decision and changes his mind by saying such phrases as "What beast was't then that made you break this enterprise to me?" Lady Macbeth lowers her husbands feeling of self-worth and says that he owes it to her to kill Duncan, which in effect makes him want to get rid of his king. Lady Macbeth tells him that he doesn't love her if he can't kill Duncan. Even after they both decide to commit this heinous act it's Lady Macbeth who conjures up and sets forth a plan that will help them attain their goal. This provides further support of the fact that though Macbeth is ruthless however his wife far exceeds him in this quality. After the two conspirators murdered Duncan there is only one of them that feels any remorse. Macbeth is the only one that shows any remorse and he is disturbed by the fact that he killed Duncan. "Still it cried ‘Sleep no more!' to all the house; ‘Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more.'" Macbeth knows that his actions were not right and that he'll lose sleep over Duncan's murder however his wife does not show the same emotions. "Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy

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