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By Garth BensonThe Guilt of Lady MacbethTo metamorphose ones character through years of experience and age is salutaryTo deteriorate ones character through a short period of fast decisions andunsure actions is perilous Lady Macbeth gives truth to this theory Theimpulsive mistakes and power-hungry tactics littered the journey Lady Macbethpaves throughout this play is ultimately her dramatic flaw She feels overwhelmedby all that is happening both physically and mentally and decides to endher own life The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare illustratestwo seemingly ordinary nobles whose lives intertwine in a whirlwind of powercorruption and the supernatural resulting in their descents They bothso wrapped up in this greedy world failed to consider the consequences oftheir actions and more realistically Macbeth started to succumb to the beliefof deeds that he is about to perform is the right thing to do I dare doall that may become a man Who dares do more is noneShakespeare Macbeth291 Lady Macbeth in particular loses sight of rationality from the playsbeginning to end She creates an image of ruthlessness and believes she canhandle the intrusion of unearthly evil in her mind and soul She presentsa seemingly stable foundation of control in which she clutches with an ironfist As Macbeth becomes less dependent on his wife she loses more controlShe loses control of her husband but mostly of herself proving her vacillatingtruth Lady Macbeths character gradually disintegrates through a false portrayalof unyielding strength an unsteady control of her husband and shiftinginvolvement with supernatural powersThroughout the duration of play Lady Macbeths truly decrepit and vulnerablenature is revealed Lady Macbeth has been the iron fist and authority iconfor Macbeth yet deep down she never carried such traits to begin withThis duality in Lady Macbeths character plays a huge role in planting theseed for Macbeths downfall and eventual demise At the beginning of theplay Lady Macbeth is introduced as a dominant controlling heartless wifewith an obsessive ambition to achieve kingship for her husband Her weaksheltered unsure
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