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The Villainous Duo In The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth and his dearest partner in greatness Act I sc V Lady Macbeth were indeed partners but of anything but greatness These two as Malcolm stated this dead butcher and his fiend-like wife Act V sc viii are most definitely deserving of these descriptions They lied cheated and murdered people to satisfy their own selfish unbridled ambition Foremost Macbeth was a brave and courageous man He was one of Duncans most glorious generals The key word to take note of is was this man was kind and brave but had become blinded by ambition and avarice He allowed evil to permeate his mind and transform him into a butcher In the beginning Lady Macbeth fears that Macbeth is too full o the milk of kindness Act I sc v to take the necessary drastic measures that will place them on the thrown of Scotland The fact that she thinks this implies that she too is being transformed by sinful ambition She was quite kind and motherly until her ambition blinded her and led her to solicit the powers of darkness to take milk from her breasts as gall and to thicken her blood thereby preventing any interfering pangs of consciousness After knowing of the witches prophecies both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth start to change They become more evil with every passing second letting their greed and selfishness take ove r their entire beings Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth see Duncans murder as the quickest and easiest way to reach their goal Though Macbeth was initially the one to ponder killing Duncan he later has second thoughts and Lady Macbeth is charged with reinstating these extremely negative feelings back into her husbands brain Lady Macbeth is certainly aware of her husbands fame as a fearless soldier and she uses it against him to tempt her husband into killing Duncan the king She dares him
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