Lady Macbeth To Blame Analysis
First, Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth into killing the king. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a trusted soldier, who is honest and noble. Unfortunately, he meets …show more content…
In Act 3 Scene 2, Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth to “be innocent of the knowledge” (pg.100). He makes this statement in reference to the murders of Banquo and Fleance. The significance of the statement is that Macbeth is planning to carry out the deed on his own, without the guidance and support from his wife. However, Lady Macbeth is the one who contributed with the murder, by encouraging him. She is convinced that murder is the only way to make the witches’ prediction come true, but she also believes that he is “too full o’ the milk of human kindness (pg. 30)”, meaning that Macbeth is too kind and respectful. Macbeth’s decision earlier not to kill King Duncan crumbles under the scornful attack of his wife.
In conclusion, Lady Macbeth is the one to blame. There are many explanations as to why Macbeth killed Duncan. I feel that he killed him because of his wife. Throughout the play there are many scenes, which verify my position. Lady Macbeth is not evil but in the beginning of the play she is ruthless and power-hungry. She is the original catalyst, which leads Macbeth to kill