Peer Pressure In Macbeth

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Author and journalist David Sword says “your peers can be one of your worst enemies”. How and Why is it that your peers the people who are the closest to you can be and are the people who could hurt you the most. The stated quote is true in the case of Lady Macbeth having full control over her gullible husband in William Shakespeare 's tragic play Macbeth. William Shakespeare 's tragic play Macbeth shows how the peer pressure of Lady Macbeth and the witches, lead Macbeth to make poor choices and evil decisions.
Macbeth’s ambition is ignited by the witches in the beginning of the play when Macbeth and Banquo are greeted by the three sisters as they are walking. Macbeth is In his book author John Muller talks about how the witches tell Macbeth
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In her book author Larsen makes it clear that Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to show his love for Lady Macbeth by murdering King Duncan. Larsen says Lady Macbeth “takes to be his love for her by his willingness to murder” (Larsen 208). Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth into committing the murders to please herself. Lady Macbeth comes up with the plan on how to kill Duncan and not be caught by anyone. Lady Macbeth 's plan is "His two chamberlains will I with Wine and wassail so convince that memory the warder of the brain.(I.VI.61-62). Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth to commit these murders, because she comes up with the plan, but makes Macbeth carry them out. Larsen also says Lady Macbeth does not do her job as being loyal to Macbeth. Larsen explains "Lady Macbeth violates her chief duty to her husband and her god when she urges”(Larsen 205). Lady Macbeth urges Macbeth to kill king duncan which makes her not loyal to her husband. Author Jack Muller thinks that without the witches existence there would be no murders ever committed. Muller says “The witches one of the only reasons the murders are committed”(Muller 217). Macbeth would have never told his wife Lady Macbeth about the murders if it were not for the witches talking to Macbeth and Banquo and getting Macbeth excited about possibly becoming Thane of Cawdor and possibly King of Scotland, but the …show more content…
Lady Macbeth receives the letter from her husband in which he informs her about the witches prophecies. After reading the letter Lady Macbeth says “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great,Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it” (1.5.15-20). After reading this letter Lady Macbeth 's first thought is how can she and her husband murder King Duncan. Author Charles Boyce does not think Macbeth has full control of the decisions he makes. Boyce talks about Macbeth as "His story is one of a moral choice and consequences of that choice. It is clear that Lady Macbeth 's influence helps him on his way"(Boyce 206). Macbeth does not have control over his life, but Lady Macbeth influences and pressures Macbeth 's decisions instead. Author A.C. Bradley’s opinion is that Lady Macbeth is a bad influence on Macbeth. Bradley says "Lady macbeth embodies certain Renaissance notions dictates of charity and fails in her chief duty, her wifely roles of hostess and helpmate are perverted."(Bradley 306). Lady Macbeth is a bad wife, which is why she peer pressures Macbeth into committing the evil deeds. Author Boyce says Lady Macbeth shares some of the same qualities as her husband. In her statement Boyce says "Lady

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