Decent Essays
The not so “Ideal” wife “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet for I fear thy nature; It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way” (Shakespeare 1.5.12-15). Lady Macbeth is the bad influence Macbeth has in his life that persuades him into killing King Duncan and rushes into being King. Before Macbeth became paranoid after the brutal death of King Duncan, he was a worthy captain of the kings army. “The service and the loyalty I owe in doing it pays itself. Your Highness’ part is to receive our duties, and our duties are to your throne and state children and servants, which do but what they should by doing everything safe toward your honor and love” (Shakespeare…show more content…
So Macbeth was basically a small part in her plot in order to achieve personal gain and wealth, while it was Lady Macbeth who had the direct intent and involvement in the plot. Thus making it not exactly Macbeth’s fault, but Lady Macbeth for pressuring him and breaking him down like her own mold of clay to get what she wants. Therefore if Macbeth had not listened to Lady Macbeth, he would not have had the gruesome fate he did. He could waited for the last prophecy which was for him to become king to happen naturally like he did when he found out that he would become Thane of Cawdor. He did not kill or was persuaded to kill the Thane of Cawdor like he was persuaded to kill King Duncan “If he had been forgotten, it had been as a gap in our great feast and all-thing unbecoming” (Shakespeare 3.1.12-13).
Lady Macbeth showed that she controlled and was ashamed of Macbeth when he became paranoid when he seen Banquo’s ghost at the dinner “You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting with most admired disorder” (Shakespeare 2.4.109-110).
Also she teaches him how to not show any feeling at all which leads him into committing more murders “I have almost forgotten the taste of fears. The time has been my senses would have cooled to hear a night-shriek, and my fell hair would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir as life were in’t. I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, cannot once start me” (Shakespeare
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