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Claudius vs Lady Macbeth What does it takes to become the perfect villain Claudius Vs Lady Macbeth please cast your vote now In a Shakespearean play a villain plays an important role There always have to be a villain in the play who breaks one of the chains of nature and allows chaos to enter the world which is then restored by the tragic hero Claudius the villain of Hamlet kills Old King Hamlet and spreads chaos in the kingdom of Denmark Lady Macbeth villain of Macbeth forces and threatens Macbeth to kill King Duncan and thus also spreads chaos in the kingdom of Scotland Although some people think that Lady Macbeth is not totally guilty for the tragedy of Macbeth underneath she is just as guilty as King Claudius is for the tragedy for Hamlet King Claudius of Hamlet and Lady Macbeth of Macbeth exhibit three similar qualities dishonesty evilness and deceitfulness throughout the play although sometimes they demonstrate these qualities in different ways these qualities greatly affect the other characters in the plays and the plot of the play making them one Shakespeares greatest tragedies King Claudius and Lady Macbeth are similar in that they both let their crave of power and desire for the crown drive them to deceitfulness corruption and even murder to obtain it King Claudius and Lady Macbeth are so greedy for wealth and power that they will let nothing get in their way even if it means deceiving the ones they love King Claudius was in love with his brothers wife and desired his position as king In order to obtain these things he went behind Gertrude his lovers back and murdered her husband Shortly after he married her and took the crown Not only was this extremely deceitful to Gertrude but it hurt Hamlet his nephew extremely Lady Macbeth was indeed as power hungry as Claudius and she too plotted a murder
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