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Lady Macbeth is a powerful and dramatic character but her death at the end of the play is no surprise to the audienceDiscuss this statement with close reference to the textMacbeth is one of the most famous tragedies written in the Elizabethan times by William Shakespeare for King James 1 Set in Scotland it details the story of man so desperate for the status of king that he will do anything to achieve it As an established good and hardy soldier and quite content within that role Macbeth is surprised to find some witches who predict his reign as kingAll hail Macbeth who shalt be king hereafter Act 1 scene 3On informing his wife Lady Macbeth he soon embarks on a killing spree that doesnt end until both partners demise However Macbeth could not have committed the first few crimes without the help and insistence of his wife She acts as the fate the witches spoke of to make him king and yet ironically is mainly responsible for aggravating Macbeths struggle between morality and ambition She has a hugely diverse character and this helps plant the seed of Macbeths and her own eventual downfallLady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth at the beginning of the play telling her of his experiences with the weird sistersThey met me in the day of success and I have learned by the perfectst report they have more in them than mortal knowledge Act1 scene 5After she has read the letter she is determined to make the witches prophesy come true She imagines that she has the capability to be a remorseless and determined villain However in reality this is just an act and in fact her true self possesses no such traits This is obvious when she makes a huge effort to get herself into a murderous state of mind crying out Come you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts unsex me here And fill me from the crown
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