Essay on Macbeth 1

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Macbeth Essay Lady Macbeth shows even more ambition and greed than Macbeth because she is already planning the death of Duncan. The reader can see this where it says in lines 37-51 'The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my Battlements.' meaning this is quite obvious Lady Macbeth callls on the spirits of evil to rid her of feminine wealness"unsex me here" means she wants to also block out the guilt. She wants no normal pangs of conscience,'computions visitings of nature' to get in the way of her murderous plan.She asks that her mother's milk be turned to bile'gall' by the unseen evil forces 'murdering ministers, sightless substances' that exist in nature. Even more evidence shows how much she wants to kill without guilt is when Lady Macbeth asks that the night wrap itself into darkness 'pall' as black as hellso that no one mat see or stop the crime she is about to commit. She is asking to have the strength to commit the murder of Duncan with the help of her husband and feel no guilt. When Macbeth enters Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth of her plans to murder Duncan. She tells him that he should try and conceal his emotions more as they are giving him away and also that he should try to put on an act of a welcoming host and then become a killer. The fact that Lady Macbeth is telling her husband what to do shows she is now in control and what she is telling him to do shows how ambitious she is and also that she is without conscience. Act 2 Scene 2 is just after the murder of Duncan. Macbeth is seen having issues as his conscience is troubling him greatly with what he has just done, so much so that he has returned from the murder scene with the daggers that he has used. This is where Lady Macbeth shows strength by taking control. She takes the daggers from Macbeth and returns to the murder scene and places them so as to incriminate Duncan's grooms.
At this news he panics and tells everyone to arm themselves. In the final scene (Act 5 Scene 7) Macbeth's castle is attacked and he comes face to face with Macduff and does not heed the advice of the witches to be wary of Macduff. As they fight Macduff reveals that he was not born normally but instead by a caesarean. As warned by the witches Macduff is Macbeth's downfall as Macduff kills him. In all of these things the witches pay a role