Grabber: The prevalence of Lady Macbeth throughout the play stimulates Macbeths lust to kill.
Setting and Character Information: Macbeth is the central character in the story. He is a dynamic character, and goes through a psychological change. Macbeth at first is a loyal and trustworthy solider for King Duncan. He then goes rogue and commits a treasonous crime by murdering the King. This is all encouraged by his wife, Lady Macbeth.
Three Main Ideas: Lady Macbeth has a controlling presence over Macbeth. She constantly states what she is going to do and Macbeth goes along with it.
Throughout the whole play, Lady Macbeth is referring it Macbeth as not being a man, and it takes a toll on him.
Lastly, Macbeth finally defends himself to Lady Macbeth when he sees Banquo's ghost.
Thesis Statement: Lady Macbeth's dominance over Macbeth causes a string of events, which at the end perpetually lead to death.
Topic Sentence: Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth by just stating what she is going to do, and Macbeth is unwillingly forced to go along with her plans.
Context and Integration for the Quotation: Lady Macbeth's metaphorical speech is a excellent way to persuade Macbeth.
Quotation for Support: Lady Macbeth illustrates a controlling tone when she says, "Look th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under t' " (Shakespeare, I, v, 76-77).
Explanation: Lady Macbeth is describing how Macbeth should behave. She tells him to look like a innocent, and kind person on the outside, but be a clever, deceitful person beneath. Her commanding Macbeth to be and act a certain way adds tremendous amounts of pressure to him. All of these thoughts Lady Macbeth is putting into Macbeth's head are causing Macbeth to start considering the murder of Duncan. He used to be a good person, but Lady Macbeth's significant influence is changing the way Macbeth thinks.