Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

1280 Words Oct 21st, 2015 6 Pages
Often, people make mistakes and end up feeling remorseful for their wrongdoings. They regret the person they once were and end up having to face the consequences of their mistakes. William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth portrays this situation through the character Lady Macbeth who gets caught up on her husband Macbeth’s future position at the throne. Her desire to make Macbeth the King of Scotland as soon as possible resulted in the occurrence of many mistakes including a few deaths. Using this as a central focal point for his novel, Shakespeare displays Lady Macbeth’s transformation beginning from her conquest to power to her unexpected suicide as a result of her assertive ways and her actions as an accomplice in murder.
Lady Macbeth played a huge role in influencing Macbeth to carry out an illicit crime. In the play, Macbeth, thane of glamis and once a noble man, was given a prophecy by three witches that he would one day be King of Scotland and yield the throne. When Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth his prophecy, she immediately commands him to man up and take control of the situation. She states, “ Hie thee hither,
That I may pour my spirits in thine ear
And chastise with the valor of my tongue
All that impedes thee from the golden round,
Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem
To have thee crowned withal.” (I. 5. 15)
In other words, Lady Macbeth is persuading Macbeth to stop being a coward and to go after the throne as she believes that there is no harm if his fate seems to…

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