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The play Macbeth is well known for its abundant use of imagery Imagery is used for numerous reasons such as to convey certain visions to the audience and to give life to the play One major use of imagery can be seen with the character of Lady Macbeth Her characterization is strongly dependent on imagery and progresses dramatically with the advancement of the play At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth is introduced as a dominant controlling heartless wife with an obsessive ambition to achieve kingship for her husband After she learns of her husbands plan to murder Duncan she realizes that her husband is not man enough to commit the murder She believes he is too full o th milk of human kindnessIv13 and he would be great except he is not without ambition but without The illness should attend itIv15-16 Lady Macbeth believes that her husband can defeat Duncan and become king However she also has some doubts that Macbeth will not be able to go through with the plan of killing Duncan in order to become king This is just one of Lady Macbeths weakness because of the sole fact that she doubts her own husband Her doubts lead one to believe that she will give in to pressure very easily Lady Macbeth is clearly presented as the dominant person in the relationship which is a reversal of the stereotypical roles of their time A side of Lady Macbeth that begins to come out as the play goes on is the greedy side of her She worries more about herself than any other person After Lady Macbeths doubts about her husbands murdering Duncan she begins to say that when Macbeth receives the crown she will tell him what to do and how to do it That I may pour my spirits in thy earIv22 proves that she will tell Macbeth what to do All that impedes thee from the golden roundIv24
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