Lady Macbeth: The Real Killer Essay

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There is one thing that all men must admit if they have ever associated with a female, they are extremely persuasive over men. Now, not all men may not go as far to kill another human being as Macbeth did just because a woman told them to, but there is no denying that they have some control over men. This can be extremely true when women start to attack a man’s “manliness.” This seemed to be one of Lady Macbeth’s biggest weapons. With Lady Macbeth using her powers like this I do believe that she really is worse than her husband. Some may say that she is not the one who really killed her so she can’t be worse, but men know what women can make do, especially by just simply hitting their weak ...view middle of the document...

Even after she bails out of killing him she still goes back to Macbeth and expects him to be more manly and kill him himself.
Macbeth second guesses his decision to murder the king. At first he decided he would not do it anymore. The only reason he went through with it in my opinion is because Lady Macbeth continued and continued harassing Macbeth about how he was no man at all. This is enough to drive a man to do pretty much anything. After finally having to kill the man by himself, Macbeth comes back with both daggers in hand. When he gets back Lady Macbeth takes the two bloody daggers herself, and puts them on the king's guards to frame them. This shows how really in control she is over her husband and how much she kind of looks down on him for being such a "wimp."
When the Macbeth's hold a dinner party, Macbeth starts to go insane from seeing the bloody ghost of his old best friend Banquo. When Macbeth starts to talk and freak out about the ghost, Lady Macbeth is quick again to point out how he isn't being a man again. She tries her best to try to soothe her husband when he yells out things like "thou canst not say I did it. Never shake Thy gory locks at me." (III. IV. 50-51) But again, all she is trying to do is protect herself.
She completely turns around though when she is found sleep walking. She cries "out damned spot" (V. I. 30) and says her hands are filled with blood. This is the first time we see Lady Macbeth actually kind of feels sorry for what her and her husband really did. This is the exact opposite of what she started the play like. This makes...

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