Macbeth Is a Butcher and Lady Macbeth Is a Fiend-Like Queen Essay
<br>One instance in which Lady Macbeth seems fiendish is when she and Macbeth are plotting to kill Duncan. Macbeth seems quite unsure about what is to be done, but she convinces him that he should murder the King and become closer to be crowned King himself. In order to make Macbeth think that it is an appropriate plan, she questions him of his manlyhood, and shames him into thinking that he should do the deed. This occurs in Act One, Scene Seven, when Lady Macbeth says:
<br>What beast was 't then
<br>That made you break this enterprise to me?
<br>When you durst do it, then you were a man;
<br>And to be more than what you were, you would
<br>Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place . . .
<br>The fact that Lady Macbeth is trying to convince Macbeth to commit such a brutal crime when he is having doubts is fiendish. Only someone with wicked and self-centred thoughts would take this drastic approach. This is a definite sign of Lady Macbeth's evil spirit.