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Macbeth Lady Macbeth is depicted as being much worse than her husband in Shakespeares play Macbeth Although they both think of murdering King Duncan as soon as they hear the witches prophecies Macbeth thinks more about what he may or may not do whereas Lady Macbeth immediately appeals to evil spirits to give her the strength to kill Duncan When Macbeth first hears the prophecies and when the prophecies begin to be fulfilled he does think of killing the king but also towards the end of Act 1 Scene 3 he thinks that perhaps he doesnt need to do anything to become the king If chance will have me king why chance may crown me without my stir On the other hand Lady Macbeth on receiving the letter telling her about the witches prophecies she immediately thinks that she and Macbeth will have to kill king Duncan She also decides that Macbeth is too nice to kill the king sayin that he is too ful o the milk of human kindness and when she hears the Duncan will visit their castle that night she immediately appeals to the evil spirits to ironically give her the strength to kill the king In Act 1 Scene 7 Macbeth is doubtfull of Lady Macbeths plot to kill the king He doesnt think that he will be able to live with the guilt of killing his king while he is staying under his very roof and then decides that he will not kill the king This shows that Macbeth is thinking about what he is going to do and shows that he does feel guilt and is weighing up the situation unlike Lady Macbeth who never thinks twice about killing the king When Lady Macbeth
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