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MacBeth reveals one of Shakespeares most fearsome women Lady MacBeth is an ambitious woman striving for power and who will stop at nothing Her character which unveils throughout the play of an evil minded individual is the opposite of how women were seen The combination of evil and desire for the crown produce a terrible mixture that will have a major impact on the storys plot MacBeth similarly to Lady MacBeth has a desire to gain great power With Lady MacBeths influence on MacBeths decision making this leads MacBeth to murder Duncan Her evil and comforting will be the sources that will lead him to his downfall First Lady MacBeth persuades MacBeth that only murder will lead to the throne Second she is able to comfort MacBeth when he feels guilty which only makes him continue his evil doings Lady MacBeth convinces MacBeth that to reach the throne the answer is murder Her evil character is brought out from the beginning We first get a sense when she receives the letter from MacBeth explaining his encounter with the witches who professed that he was to become king of Scotland This sets in motion her evil thoughts She lets MacBeth understand that there is only one approach that can lead to his kinship and that is to murder Duncan Those evil intentions are apparent when she says Hie thee hither That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valour of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crownd withal I v 22-27 Before MacBeth murders Duncan we feel he is uncertain about committing this act Lady MacBeth lets him know that if he does not go ahead as planed that he is a coward and that hes not a real man Lady MacBeth says When you durst do it then you
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