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Lady Macbeth Unsexed and Uncovered Lady Macbeth progresses throughout the play from a seemingly savage and heartless creature to a very delicate and fragile woman In the beginning of the play she is very ambitious and hungry for power She pushes Macbeth to kill Duncan in order to fulfill the witches prophecy In Act I Scene 6 she asks the gods to make her emotionally strong like a man in order to help her husband go through with the murder plot She says Come you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty Also she does everything in her power to convince Macbeth that he would be wrong not to kill Duncan In Act I Scene 7 she tells him What beast wast then That made you break this enterprise to me When you durst do it then you were a man Be so much more the man Later on in the play Lady Macbeth begins to show some small signs of weakness The first sign of weakness comes in Act II Scene 2 when she says that she could not kill Duncan because he resembled her father She explains Had he not resembled My father as he slept I had donet The other example of some weakness in Lady Macbeths character is in Act III Scene 2 when she tries to comfort Macbeth by telling him not to worry about what he has done to Duncan and is about to do to Banquo She tells him How now my lord Why do you keep alone Of sorriest fancies your companions making Using those thoughts which should indeed have died With them they think on Things without all remedy Should be without regard whats done is done Perhaps the most ironic change in Lady Macbeths character comes at the very end of the play Throughout most of the first four
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