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Mark Wilson

Ms. Figueroa

Senior English

20thFeb, 2019

Q 3 mid Unit: Macbeth Essay

Lady Macbeth encourages Macbeth to murder king Duncan and blame his

servants. Macbeth was a great General to king Duncan but even good people can

become corrupted, Macbeth met the horrid witches and the witches told him three

prophecies that would affect him in the future eventually his wife Lady Macbeth

would find that those future predictions were correct but it ended up having an

negative effect on Macbeth.eventually she would ask the spirits for help then she

would come up with an evil dark plan that would involve killing king Duncan

Also shortly after Macbeth would go completely mad insane and try to kill his

own best friends' child which eventually Adding up to Macbeth’s downfall. Lady

Macbeth is responsible for Macbeths downfall portrayed through her sick twisted

ways of manipulation and controlling hidden nature.

Lady Macbeth is a good person, but she shows her true colors after finding out that she

could have absolute power which corrupted her, and her true twisted sociopath control freak

nature was revealed. When Macbeth talks to lady Macbeth about her plan to take down the king,

she does not want a weak Macbeth but a wicked one similar to her in a way that he doesn’t

showhis emotions to others so easily , a respectable king on the outside but be a cold blooder

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murderer on the inside. Pretty much to sum her plans up she wanted to be able to trust him in a

way he could keep a secret,

“May read strange matter’s, to beguile the time. Look like the time. Bear welcome in

your eye. Your hand, tongue looks like th’innocent flower, but be the serpent under he that’s

coming (Shakespeare 1.5 60-67). Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to be able to fool everyone in

trying to act innocent but really being up to no good at all. Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to act

aware in certain circumstances but be ready to assert himself in any given moment. “But screw

your courage to the sticking place and we’ll not fail, when Duncan is asleep (where to rather

shall his days hard journey soundly invite him), his two chamberlains will I with wine and

wassail so convince. (Shakespeare 1.7 60-65) Lady Macbeth planning on getting the servants

drunk with wine and manipulating Macbeth to kill king Duncan while the servants are asleep,

Lady Macbeth tries to persuade Macbeth to kill king Duncan but also breaking him down

mentally as a man in order to get what she wants which eventually works causing Macbeth to go

crazy and mad.

Lady Macbeth is a manipulative wife towards Macbeth with corrupted power. Lady Macbeth

plotting ways to make the prophecy come true. “come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts

unset me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty. Make thick blood.

Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse (Shakespeare 1.5 37-41) Lady Macbeth calls to the

spirits for power and corruption stating wicked acts of evil. Lady Macbeth first act of evil would
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be calling out to the spirits for the prophecy. “Who was it that thus cried? Why worthy thane,

you do unbend your noble strength to thick so brainsickly of things. Go get some water and wash

this filthy witness from you hand- why did you bring these daggers from the place they must lie

there.” (Shakespeare 2.2 42-47) Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to get rid of the evidence and

put the daggers back and wash his hands. Lady Macbeth is corrupted and evil she manipulates

Macbeth into doing harsh deeds.

Lady Macbeth is responsible for Macbeth going completely mad and eventually

portrayed through manipulation and controlling nature things aren't what they seem, which

involves Macbeths downfall as a thane, husband and friend. Lady Macbeth brought the evil out

of Macbeth shining light upon what was already their all it took was knowledge and lady

Macbeth didn’t think twice about what horrors she committed to Macbeth in order to get what

she wants power greed wicked evil and manipulation, Lady Macbeth used Macbeth like a puppet

she wanted him to be innocent on the outside like a noble knight but evil and wicked on the

inside which results in Macbeth going crazy mad and even insane, Lady Macbeth is to blame for

Macbeths downfall.

What ultimately lead to Macbeths downfall was his selfishness to back down or stand

down as king but also being easily manipulated by his own wife to commit evil acts against his

king, friend, noble nights citizens.

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