In the tragic story of Macbeth. You meet Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth. The two are deeply in love with each other. So when Lady Macbeth commits questionable deeds throughout the story, it leaves you wondering is Lady Macbeth a truly evil character, or is she a complex person, and blind to her actions because of her deep love for her husband.
An evil person thinks about no one but themselves, and what will benefit them most in the future. Lady Macbeth proves she is complex because she loves her husband and is willing to murder for him. “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promis'd. Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.” (Shakespeare) “Lady Macbeth is ambitious, and fears that her milky husband lacks the mettle to grab the Scottish crown in the most expeditious manner. "The nearest way," as she sees it, is to murder King Duncan” Lady Macbeth is fearful that her husband wont murder the king himself. She she attempts to take the situation into her own hands, by considering murdering the king herself. She considers this because she knows her husband is reluctant to murder, but he wants to take the throne, and she wants what is best for her husband.
A truly evil person would not be faced with complication when it comes to murdering someone else. Lady Macbeth proves that she struggles with the idea of murder when she calls upon evil spirits to “unsex” her. “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe topful of direst cruelty!” (Shakespeare) If Lady Macbeth were truly evil, she would have not called upon the evil spirits to help her think differently, so she would be capable of committing murder. “Lady Macbeth embodies the frailty of a woman since she is unable to carry out the murder of Duncan.” (joan 3) Since Lady Macbeth calls upon these evil spirits to unsex her. It means that she knows she wont be able to commit this...
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