Lady Macbeth Is The Real Driving Force Behind The Murder Of Duncan. Do You Agree?

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I agree with the title that Lady Macbeth is the real driving force behind the murder of Duncan. The role that Lady Macbeth plays in the murder of Duncan is affected by many factors. In this essay, I will examine how her role was the real driving force in the murder of Duncan. We would look at the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, fate, and also prophecy of the witches.

The witches' prophecy has impact on Macbeth. When the witches call Macbeth Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and they say he'll be king, Macbeth seems to be interested and believes in it. He becomes 'rapt' as he believes in fate and supernatural things. The witches' prophecy also placed into Macbeth mind makes him feel very confused. "Against the use of nature? Present fear/ Are less than horrible imaginings/ My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical. The way that the witches spoke makes him feel very confused because the witches' didn't give him all the hints. The witches only speak in puzzling riddles. So this is great evidence to shows how much Macbeth believed in fate and witches' prophecy. At first however, Macbeth doesn't think of killing Duncan. He said, "If chance will have me king, why, Chance may crown me, With out my stir". If fate has decided him to be king then he doesn't need to do anything. Fate will run it course. This shows that Macbeth is not initially evil but he is an honest man to the king.

The reaction of Lady Macbeth when she receives the letter from Macbeth is an important indication to showing her behavior and characteristics. When Lady Macbeth receives the letter it's almost uncanny for her because she thinks this supernatural news that Macbeth is giving to her about the three sisters is confirming something that she already envisioned. Lady Macbeth always thinks if Duncan didn't name Macbeth then the way through would be kill. When she knows the news that Duncan is coming, she immediately plans to kill Duncan. " The raven himself is hoarse/ That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan/ Under my battlements". She invokes the spirits to make her evil. This is because...

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