“Look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t” (I.v.76-78)These words, whispered with the sound of greed and need for power were the beginning of a domino effect of many treacherous affairs. Lady Macbeth throughout the story of Macbeth is affected by her previous gluttonous actions. In Macbeth (Patrick Stewart), Throne of Blood, and Scotland PA, this dominating character is behind many tragic events.
In Macbeth (Patrick Stewart) Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill Duncan for the throne, which was the beginning of three horrific occurrences. The first being the murder escalating to the murder of Banquo, for the couple became obsessed with power, and would kill anyone who even slightly suspected them (Lady Macbeth’s evil energy rubs off on Macbeth). Secondly, Lady Macbeths stress builds up over time and brings her to complete insanity – the end result being suicide. Eventually Macbeth’s time for death comes when Macbeth murders Macduff’s family as a warning, and Macduff seeks revenge – slaying King Macbeth. “I have no words; my voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain than terms can give thee out.” (V.viii.8-10) The three main events that occur as effects to Lady Macbeth’s first action in Macbeth (Patrick Stewart) are also shown in the play. When Macbeth kills Duncan and Banquo becomes suspicious, Macbeth must then kill Banquo to cover up his first action. The large amount of things that begin to go wrong drives Lady Macbeth mad. “You see her eyes are open.” “Ay, but their sense is shut.” (V.i.26-27) ending in her death. Macbeth soon after is slain by the vengeful Macduff. Each event comes from the first words that Lady Macbeth spoke to Macduff in the first scene, beginning the set of violent murders.
In Throne of Blood Asaji is the wife of Lord Washizu, and by convincing him to murder the king she causes the downfall of her life. Asaji brings up the idea that Lord Washizu should kill Tsuzuki, which at first he is against...
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