The Importance Of Lady Macbeth

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Macbeth is a tragedy told in the form of a play written by William Shakespeare. It tells the story of the Thane of Glamis, Macbeth’s rise to power from a noble soldier to the King of Scotland. Although he does eventually become a ruthless king, he never would have gotten there without the support of his wife, Lady Macbeth. Since she was the reason of Macbeth’s rise to power, Lady Macbeth is one of the most important, powerful, and complex characters in the play. Without Lady Macbeth, the play would be vastly different.

Early in the play, Macbeth meets three witches who tell him about a prophecy that says that he will become the Thane of Cawdor, and the king of Scotland. Once he is given the title of Thane of Cawdor, he starts to think about the other half of the prophecy. Macbeth starts thinking about murdering the current king of Scotland, Duncan, but
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During this, however, Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo sitting in his seat at the table, putting him into a fit. He starts to exclaim about seeing the ghost sitting in his place. This is another part of the story where Lady Macbeth is important. She covers for Macbeth’s talk by telling the guests that he often has these fits, and that those who know him well have learned to ignore them. Macbeth sees the ghost once more and his talk gets even more out of hand, still horrified by his crimes. After failing to calm Macbeth down, Lady Macbeth instructs the guests to leave. If Lady Macbeth was not here to do this, Macbeth might have gone out of control and admitted his crimes. When the guests leave, Macbeth regains some of his confidence (and sanity) and decides to visit the three witches once more, to demand more information of the future. This sets the rest of the story’s events into action. From that point on, Lady Macbeth becomes more of a side character as she is not seen for an entire

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