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In The Play, "Macbeth" By, William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth Clearly Is The "Outside Force" And Cause Of Duncan's Murder By Macbeth.

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In everyday life, thoughts pass through our mind. Wishful thinking is had. At night one might dream. One might dream about far off places, impossible things, or future things and even what ifs. People use their minds to venture into where reality will not let them. Possibly their conscious minds won't allow them. What if, though, there was an outside force. A force that could push one's mind forward. Make dreams reality, make the impossible, possible. What if this force could void all moral walls and all rules. That would result in some largely drastic events. In the play, "Macbeth" by, William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth clearly is the "outside force" and cause of Duncan's murder by Macbeth.Lady Macbeth, by any means necessary manipulated Macbeth to do as she saw fit. Lady Macbeth wanted the king killed, and so that is exactly what Macbeth did. Lady Macbeth is clearly the Master of Manipulation, "...When you dust do it, then you were a man; /And, to be more than what you were, you would/ Be so much more the man... (Shakespeare 41)" Lady Macbeth hit the most sensitive part of a human being- the ego. Lady Macbeth clearly is messing with Macbeth's male ego. Saying, "you were a man" saying he has lost some of his masculinity, however she offers salvation to him. Through doing as Lady Macbeth pleased, Macbeth, "would be so much more the man". How easy it seemed to Macbeth. Submit and go with the plan and become more the man, nay, much more the man. What a deal, his wife liked him so much better after he gave in. All he had to do was off the king. Not only would he please his wife, be Macbeth himself- would become all powerful, a king!Prior to Lady Macbeth's intervention Macbeth merely thought about these things. This "deed" of killing Duncan. Now one cannot say that a thought has much of an impact on our actions. Now that is said loosely, gathered we think almost every second of our life on what we should do, and some of the greatest things came from merely a thought. So let me rephrase that. This mere daydream, or far off fantasy had almost no influence or impact on Macbeth- it was what it was a far off "what if". He never had any intention on putting it forward. None. The thought came and went. Macbeth, (aside) thinks about what which the witches had told him about and how it all seemed to becoming reality- that murder might be a brew- however this is...

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