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In the play Macbeth I think Shakespear the author uses characters in the structure of the play to a large effect In Act1 I think Banquo was used by Shakespear as a contrast to Macbeth they are close friends and have similar personalities but when they are each prophesised great things by the witches Banqo does not become as amitious as Macbeth does I think this shows that Lady Macbeth played a large part in influencing Macbeth to murder Duncan and attain what was prophesised for him Banquo had no-one to be persuded by and if Macbeth was not married to Lady Macbeth he would be the same If the witches could forsee the future Macbeth would have no need to kill Duncan to become king as he would become king eventually due to something else She seems to be fearful that Macbeth will ruin his chance of kingship because he does not have the ambition to gain it shalt be what thou art promised yet do I fear thy nature it is too full o the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way thou wouldst be great art not without ambition but without the illness should attend it I think her attempts to influence Macbeth show that shepossibly wants to control the future and be in control of the forces of nature In Act1 Scene5 she shows this more clearly That no compunctious visitings of nature shake my fell purpose nor keep peace between the effect and it She does persue this through unnatural means Early in the play Lady Macbeth displays supernatural beleifs for example in Act1 Scene5 she says things linked with the supernatural for example that I may pour my spirits in thine ear and Come thick night and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell She also calls on
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