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In life everyone has goals that they hope to attain and there are many ways that one can achieve these goals To achieve what you desire you can either wait for time to take its toll or take matters into your own hands and do what you have to do in order to fulfil your desires You can attain your goal as long as you have ambition In Shakespeares Macbeth Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had the goal of Macbeth becoming king to obtain this they took matters into hands and killed Duncan In order for somebody to commit such a heinous act as murder the conspirators must be ruthless and this is what Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were ruthless This ruthlessness provides little support for any or some sympathy for the characters at the end of the play Lady Macbeth is more ruthless than her husband and her ruthlessness is what fuelled the murder of Duncan Her ruthlessness and power hunger led ambition is shown when she is first seen in the play at Act 1 Scene 5 the letter reading scene In this scene Lady Macbeth comments on her thoughts after having read the letter from her husband she knows that her husband who is too full o th milk of human kindness too kind and nice in other words may have trouble facing up and having the guts to kill the king She knows that to fulfil her ambition she will have to persuade Macbeth to kill the king Lady Macbeth uses different techniques to urge Macbeth into thinking that killing Duncan would be the only to get on the throne quote Your hand your tongue look like th innocent flower but be the serpent undert Lady Macbeth means that deception will be needed to commit the murder Perhaps the most significant events that display that Lady Macbeth is more ruthless than her husband occurs in Act 1 Scene 7 Below is a
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