Lady Macbeth Is More Ruthless Essay example

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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…
Macbeth wrote, "Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it" that he does not want to commit an act of murder. Once again Lady Macbeth's ruthlessness is displayed when she asks, "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of dirtiest cruelty…." Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to help her find the power to kill Duncan. When Macbeth arrives at Inverness it's not Macbeth that begins talking about the plot to murder Duncan, but instead it's his wife. "Your hand, your tongue; look like th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under't" is what Lady Macbeth urges Macbeth to do so that he can commit the murder. Lady Macbeth knows that her husband is not so hard-hearted as her so she must manipulate him to be this way. As you can see Lady Macbeth is more ruthless than her husband and that the head conspirator is Macbeth's wife. Perhaps the most significannot events that displays that Lady Macbeth is more ruthless than her husband occurs in scene seven of act one. "First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, who should against his murdered shut the door, not bear the knife myself." Macbeth in this scene shows that he has a "conscience" and he does care about becoming king but

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