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Topics: Macbeth, Persuasion, Kill Pages: 3 (895 words) Published: April 6, 2014
 How does Lady Macbeth persuade her husband to murder the king?
Lady Macbeth is very determined to become Queen after she reads the letter from Macbeth about the meeting with the witches. She thinks that it is meant to be that he will become the King "shalt be what thou art promised" and that she will become the Queen. Macbeth knows that if he wants to become the King of Scotland he will have to kill the current King, Duncan. Lady Macbeth knows her husband too well and that he will not kill the king without persuading him that he should do it for his own benefit. He's "too full o' the milk of human kindness". This metaphor means he's too kind to kill the king just so he can become the king himself however much he wants the throne himself. When the messenger arrives and tells her that Duncan is coming to stay the night she says " thou'rt mad to say it" meaning this is all too good to be true and a big chance to make her plan work, all she has to do is get Macbeth to kill the Duncan and he will be the King. All Lady Macbeth has to do is come up with a good plan the will work perfectly and get Macbeth to carry it out so she starts to persuade him.

Lady Macbeth tricks Macbeth into killing Duncan by using her cunning and tricky words. She makes Macbeth think that he has to kill Duncan for his own benefit. Lady Macbeth deceives him into thinking that only he would gain more power, and it wouldn't benefit her. Lady Macbeth counters Macbeth's arguments by saying that he needs to muster up all of his courage, and just follow here directions. Lady Macbeth plans the whole thing out, and influences Macbeth to go along with her plan.

At this point, Lady Macbeth decides to become a motivating factor in helping Macbeth gain the throne. She sets up a well planned plan and presents it to Macbeth. He, however, finds Duncan a good man and a good king, also a good friend of his so he wavers in his decision to carry out the murder. Lady Macbeth...
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