The Role Of Evil And Evil In Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth

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LEAD SENTENCE In the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth shares similar evil attributes to the witches. She plays the role of the villain whose ambitious nature manipulates Macbeth to take the crown, regardless of who is hurt in the process. She uses her want for power and success to gain dominance in their relationship thus manipulating him into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth also breaks the stereotype of a woman being innocent and kind and uses this as an advantage to push Macbeth to go along with her deceitful plan. Lady Macbeth’s fatal flaw for her own ambition to be queen takes over and she will do anything in her will power to gain this position. Although there are several holes in her plan, as her husband is too genuine …show more content…
The reality of it, is that she has a different plan in mind for what Duncan will endure during this stay than she lets on. Her evil side is shown as she has no feelings for her wrong actions and thinks it is okay as long as she is getting ahead and it will lead to her and her husband becoming royalty. Lady Macbeth’s manipulating ways correspond with the evil she faces under the …show more content…
She uses her lines of all the cruel things she would to to further convince Macbeth killing Duncan is what he must do for not only their relationship but Scotland. Lady Macbeth gives an insight of her wicked personality when describing the things she would do to succeed: “that tend on moral thoughts, unsex me here” (1.5.40) Lady Macbeth wants to be filled from head to toe with anything that is evil to give her strength to commit to their plan of killing. She is prepared to fill Macbeth’s ear with severe words to convince him to talk action and act like a man her should be. She strives beyond limits to become a more cruel, bitter woman by calling Macbeth anything from a coward to a BLANK and even goes as far as finishing up Duncan’s murder because macbeth is too weak. She never weighs through the possibility during it all that it can have negative consequences on her and Macbeth, she just jumps right into thinking it has to be done. Furthermore Lady Macbeth not only wants to change herself to get this but also would even kill multiple human

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