Lady Macbeth once again accuses him of being a coward and returns the bloody knives herself. Calculated Ambition Lady Macbeth first hears of her husband's good fortune in a letter and right at its heels hears that King Duncan is arriving that very night to stay at the Macbeth home. In William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, the main character goes through a drastic change, changing from good to evil. He changed within seconds of getting criticised by Lady Macbeth. With each scene we see Macbeth succumb to the pressures of achieving power and how this affects his character as well. In the beginning she is ambitious, controlling and strong. This shows her determination because some people would think it through and plan for a very long time.
He changes from being a virtuous and noble hero to an arrogant maniac. Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All this was just the beginning of a walk down an evil trail. It is decided that a few of Duncan's bodyguards will be blamed after Macbeth uses their weapons to stab Duncan and after Lady Macbeth makes sure they are drunk. He, who was so cautious over the murder of Duncan, without any hesitation or thoughts of the hereafter, puts Lady Macduff and her children to death. If things are not all good or all bad, then perhaps Macbeth isn't as good a person as we have thought. Underneath this welcoming exterior, Macbeth is secretly planning to kill Duncan for the throne.
In the beginning of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is stronger and more ruthless then her husband Macbeth because her only interested in gaining power. Her lust for power and position drive her to manipulate her husband to murder Duncan, the noble king of Scotland, a close relative. Macbeth cannot resist his ambition, and this leads him to his… 2221 Words 9 Pages elements, the Witches introduce an element of supernatural mystery and fear into Macbeth. It is Macduff, loyal to the king, coming to wake Duncan early to set off on his journey. Later in the play Banquo starts to have a bad feeling about Macbeth. Her strength motivates him at the start but after he realises what he has done it is himself that continues in his murderous, bloody path.
He knows that he has made a great mistake and wishes that he hadn't done it. These intentions all determined the fate of these characters, as well as the outcome of the play. Shakspeare's use of detail helps to show the changes in Macbeth through a gradual process. Finally, that very guilt destroys her, as she vainly tries to wipe imaginary blood stains from her hands, saying, 'Out, damned spot' 5. Is gaining power more important than a relationship? He appears to be half determined to give up the project; but when he meets Lady Macbeth the fall soon comes. Macbeth, over the course of the play, fails to balance his loyalty to king and country with his desire for the crown.
Macbeth is not destitute of feelings of sympathy, is accessible to pity, ranks the loss of friends, of the cordial love of followers, and of his good name, among the causes which make him weary of life. He is easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned King of Scotland, he embarks on further atrocities with increasing ease. However, we begin to sense her unrest when she says, 'Naught's had, all's spent, where our desire is got without content' 3. All of which is unbeknown to other characters in the scene. Richard is cruel by nature.
Lady Macbeth tries to get Macbeth to kill King Duncan, because she wants Macbeth to be king. After Macbeth killed Duncan he killed the King's guards, so no one could question them. At the start of the play Macbeth is introduced from two different perspectives. Her conscience affects her to such an extent that she eventually commits suicide. At the start of the play a character called Macdonwald is mentioned who was said to be a traitor and in the same act Macbeth was also praised about his so called loyalty and honesty. Macbeth arrives ahead of Duncan, and Lady Macbeth reveals her plan. Macbeth realizes this about Banquo and he starts to have feelings about killing Banquo.
When Macbeth became king the power got to his head and changed his physical appearance. In this lesson, we will analyze her character and motivations. He beheads Macdonwald and puts his head on the battlements. Lady Macbeth has just been thinking that her husband is too weak-willed to seize what she sees as rightfully his, the throne of Scotland. However as the plot concludes there is an extreme change in her character and personality which surprises the audience.
Lady Macbeth was the dominant figure in the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, she would bully, tease, and mock Macbeth into doing things she wanted. Banquo warns Macbeth that sometimes powers of darkness do nice things to convince people to believe them when they really have evil motives. She can't enjoy it because of her guilt. There are three areas that are focused on when seeing if Macbeth was in control of what he did or if fate controlled what happened. Early in the play she seems to be the stronger and more ruthless of the two, as she urges her husband to kill Duncan and seize the crown.