But his lady, a deeply ambitious woman who is thirsty for power, takes the witch’s false prophecies as words of wisdom and ignites a fire in Macbeth’s heart. A fire for the desire of power that only innocent blood can put out. Lady Macbeth, who lusts for power, leads Macbeth into the world of evil and brings him nothing but demise to his genuine character, just to quench her thirst. In the beginning of the play, the three witches cast their net of false prophecies on Macbeth, which he easily avoids. Later, he writes a letter to Lady Macbeth explaining the incident.
After learning about the witch’s false prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s heart starts to throb. Her imagination takes her on new levels of evilness and greed. Now, all she is thinking about is “The good news” that was in the letter. Her witty little brain is up to no good, planning the quickest route to the crown that will rest on Macbeth’s head. “O, never shall sun that morrow see! ” (Macbeth, act 1, scene IV) she said, in a simple manner, she expresses that Duncan spending the night at Macbeth’s castle, will not live to
Patel 2 see tomorrow. “Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under’t. ” (Macbeth, act 1, Scene IV) she says to Macbeth, basically telling him to be evil on the inside but appear innocent on the outside. Lady Macbeth will lead Macbeth to his own demise. Lady Macbeth’s ability to influence and convince Macbeth is great. “Was the hope drunk? Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale at what it did so freely? From this time such I account thy love. (Macbeth, act 1, scene 7, line 35) She plays around with innocent Macbeth, questioning his love for her after he tries to stop the mayhem of the murder and backs out. “What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man. ” (Macbeth, act 1, scene 7, line 48) Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth’s manhood, which infuriates him to the extent where he decides to go thru with her strategy to acquire the crown.
Lady Macbeth knows exactly how to exploit poor Macbeth. Under the evil Lady Macbeth’s influence, Macbeth is a monster in the making. Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth to an extent where Macbeth turns into an insecure and a sly person. “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white. ” (Macbeth, act 2, scene 2, line 64) Lady Macbeth addresses Macbeth as a weak hearted when he’s horrified and overwhelmed after he murders Duncan. Once he did the ‘dirty work’ upon commands from the Lady, he committed numerous acts of horror to keep the secret hidden.
It begins when he brutally murders two innocent guards and ends with his own demise along with many other deaths. He turns into an insecure monster; he kills anyone who is considered a threat to him. He murders Banquo, his best friend and Patel 3 attempts to murder Fleonce, Banquo’s son who is going to be a king, according to the witches. “We have scorched the snake, not killed it. ” (Macbeth, act 3, scene 2, line 15) Macbeth’s words after his men kill Banquo but not his son.
Macbeth has really turned evil, all due to Lady Macbeth. He has indeed turned into a dangerous serpent on the inside and an innocent flower on the outside. Lady Macbeth has succeeded; she got what she wanted. She is the primary cause of Macbeth’s destruction. She manipulated and pressured Macbeth, which transformed him into a lunatic that died a sad death. Even the greatest man fell because of a lady. Lady Macbeth’s influence was strong and hypnotizing. She was his end, his demise, his regrets, she destroyed Macbeth.