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Joshua Calvar 10:02 English Essay on Macbeth

Explain how Lady Macbeth fuels Macbeth’s greed and ambition.

Impact is the ability to shape a man's perspectives, thoughts, values and/ an activities. In "Macbeth", woman Macbeth utilizes different intends to shape her spouse's will to her own. At first, Lady Macbeth impacts her spouse to murder Duncan. She again endeavours to utilize the power of her will to delete his blame and Later she urgently utilizes every one of her charms and abilities to rouse him to act in a way she sees fit. At last, Lady Macbeth loses control of her husband and herself.

Lady Macbeth fears that her husband is not strong enough to achieve his ambitions and therefore calls on evil spirits to help her think of a plan to murder King Duncan.  “It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness” Lady Macbeth uses metaphor to influence Macbeth by saying her Macbeth is too soft harded.  That is what she means by "the milk of human kindness." Lady Macbeth is ambitious, and fears that her milky husband lacks the guts to grab the Scottish crown in the most expeditious manner.“ Look like th’ innocent flow, but the serpent under’” Lady Macbeth uses simile and is telling her husband to look as harmless as a flower and to hide his ambition so that no one can suspect him after they kill King Duncan. He has to look innocent and keep the killer inside of him for the right time. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to “look like the innocent flower” which she refers to looking harmless. The denotation of innocent is harmless and the image of the flower expresses this as well. When contrasted with being a “serpent” which carries a connotation of evil or cruelty. The serpent is also an allusion to the Biblical Story Adam and Eve, who is compelled by the snake to eat the apple.

Many times Lady Macbeth questions her husband’s manhood by insulting him and calling him a coward. “What beast wasn’t then, that made you break this enterprise to me? Lady Macbeth uses a rhetorical question to question Macbeth's manliness, knowing that this is the greatest insult she can say to him, because Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are so close at the beginning of the play, she knows exactly how to manipulate him into committing murder. By Lady Macbeth questioning Macbeth’s manliness he starts to think if he is worthy for her and worthy to be thane of Cawdor. “Was the hope drunk where in you dressed yourself? Hath is slept since? And my account thy love.” Lady Macbeth uses tone to show that she was upset with Macbeth for changing her mind about killing the king and calls him a coward to influence him to kill Ming Duncan.  “How tender ‘tis love to the nipple from his boneless hums and dashed the brains out, had I sworn as you have done this.” Lady Macbeth uses Imagery and calls him a coward one again and questions their love. Also Macbeth does not want to be seen as a coward and therefore he does what his wife wants him to do in order to prove himself.



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