I am going to do an essay on a play called Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare. The play is a tragedy, believed to have been written in 1611-12. The play is about a man named Macbeth whom, at first is a kind, tender man who later gets tempted by three foul witches to commit a murder in order to become king. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth is thrilled by the prophecies given by the witches and is eager for Macbeth to commit the murder. Macbeth disagrees with his wife greatly about the murder, and later into the play we see how the two exchange views about life and death completely. The character I am going to be studying is Lady Macbeth, and throughout my essay asking the question, is Lady Macbeth fiend-like?
When we first meet Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5, she is reading a letter that Macbeth has sent her and he tells her of the three witches -whom in Macbeth’s play are present in only four scenes, but Macbeth 's fascination with them inspires much of the play 's action. Macbeth claims the witches have told him he is going to be king, and he wants to share his happiness with his wife. Lady Macbeth then becomes engrossed and hypnotised by the way he talks about the witches. “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it” (1.5 3-7)