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In Shakespeares Tragedy Macbeth one of the most effect causing and ambitious characters in the play is Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth is the wife of Macbeth She is more villainous and evil than him Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both have thoughts of killing the king Duncan in order to inherit the power over Duncans kingdom but Lady Macbeth is already worried that Macbeth is too kind and is without the evil that is needed to do this deed So she uses her cunning thoughts and words to change Macbeths mind back to performing this gruesome task A very good example of her using cunning words is when she says From this time such I account thy love I vii 38 meaning that Macbeths love comes from drunkenness She also challenges Macbeths manhood by saying When durst do it then you were a man And to be more than what you were you would be so much more the man I vii 49-51 Meaning that hes not a man if he cant follow his original plan By hearing this Macbeth feels like he needs to prove to Lady Macbeth and earn her respect So he goes along with his plan on murdering Duncan Lady Macbeth uses her cunning and influential powers to change Macbeths decision from his own better judgment Lady Macbeth uses her influential powers on other characters in the play too When in banquet hall Macbeth is Hallucinating and claiming that he is seeing Banquos ghost Lady Macbeth uses her cunning speech to persuade the guests attending the banquet that Macbeth is sick and he is not feeling well the guests accept this explanation Even after the murder of King Duncan Lady Macbeth shows that she is shocked hearing the death though when she is the mastermind behind this despicable task In order to succeed in life person must have hope and the key to make decisions and conclusions Lady
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