Essay on Macbeth: Murder and Lady Macbeth Base

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In Macbeth’s soliloquy, Macbeth listed his reasons for not murdering Duncan. He based all his reasons on his morals and how he was raised. Macbeth says “as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife himself,” (Act 1. Sc 7. 16) This quote explains Macbeth internal struggle with deciding to murder Duncan because he has to protect Duncan from all harm because Duncan is a guest. Another reason Macbeth was hesitant is if he murders Duncan then there will be consequences either in this life or the afterlife because justice will always be served when a bad action has been done. Macbeth is struggling to decide whether or not he should go through with the murder or not.
On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is thinks otherwise. She believes that no matter what Macbeth should murder Duncan. This would cause her status to rise and thus making her more powerful and rich. All she wanted is more power and she will do anything to get it because in this time the status of women was based on their man’s status. She believes that he deserves this as much as she does. Lady Macbeth does not care how he does killed Duncan as long as he goes through with it and she gets her high status.
There are similarities between Macbeth’s reasoning and Lady Macbeth’ s reasoning’s. They both base their reasons on Macbeth’s character. Lady Macbeth says “yet I do fear…is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness”. (1. 5. 17) She is explaining that she fears that Macbeth is too kind