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In Shakespeares Macbeth there are many answers posed to the question why Macbeth killed Duncan Some would say that it was his own quest for power that drove him to kill while others would say that it was the influence of this power hungry wife In my opinion Macbeth was driven by his power hungry wife to kill Duncan The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with evidence that Macbeth was driven by his wife to kill Duncan Many say that power of suggestion plays a huge role in the actions of people The first time the reader observes Lady Macbeths ill intent is in Act I sc V She is reading the letter sent to her by Macbeth the letter describes the predictions told by the witches The predictions of the witches begin to fuel the ambition of Lady Macbeth After reading the letter Lady Macbeth is troubled because she fears that her husband is too kind to kill Duncan Yet do I fear thy nature it is too full o th milk of human kindness Macbeth Act I sc V After reading that line the reader can already see her clear intent to make sure her husband goes through with the murder of the King Lady Macbeth becomes ruthless Again in Act I sc V you can she her power and ambition growing Line 48 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 After reading this the reader can see that Macbeth is going to be forced to kill Duncan because she is dead set on her husband becoming king After Macbeth kills Duncan he meets with Lady Macbeth He is feeling sorry for killing Duncan and he says that to his wife She is not sorry she says A foolish thought to say a sorry sight Macbeth brings the daggers with
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