The Unsupportive Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth is a very egocentric woman. She fails to have any concern over Macbeth’s interests, and she does not consider his decisions. This lack of care for her husband is shown many times throughout the play, and it is more predominantly shown in the first two acts. Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth has the same viewpoints as her. Because of this, instead of asking if he wants to do something, she tells him what they are going to do. If Macbeth tries to protest against her thoughts or actions, she convinces him to believe in her and do as she says using a variety of tactics. Lady Macbeth does not have Macbeth’s best interest at heart because she manipulated him, she took matters into her own hand, and she did not think about Macbeth’s thoughts or feelings.
Lady Macbeth has manipulated Macbeth into doing things he would not do otherwise. In Macbeth, everything that Lady Macbeth made Macbeth do contributed to the tragic ending of this classic dramatic piece. The first appearance of Lady Macbeth is in Act 1 Scene 5. At the beginning of this scene, she is reading a letter sent from Macbeth. One of the first things she says after reading the letter is “Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thine ear and chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round” (I.v. 24-27). This quote gives us a first impression of Lady Macbeth. Before even consulting with Macbeth, she already knows that he will not want to kill King Duncan, so she is going to convince him using her words. Lady Macbeth successfully convinced Macbeth to kill Duncan, but when it was time to kill, Macbeth wanted to back out of their plan. Even then, Lady Macbeth did not have any consideration for his opinions, so she tried to convince him by putting him down and saying “What beast was’t then that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man. And to be more than what you were, you...
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