Lady Macbeth,and why she rightfully deserved her excruitiating demise
Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't
Lady Macbeth was the main encouragement and influence behind Duncans murder
That day will never come. Let me handle tonight’s preparations, because tonight will change every night and day for the rest of our lives.
We will speak about this further.
He leaves tomorrow
She is shown to desire power and status so desperately that she sacrifices her own humanity and compassion for it
Come, you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me from the crown to the toe top-fullOf direst cruelty.
She manipulates and emotionally taunts Macbeth with insults targeted to exploit his vulnerabilities
Are you afraid to act the way you desire? Will you take the crown you want so badly, or will you live as a coward, always saying “I can’t” after you say “I want to”?
Please, stop! I dare to do only what is proper for a man to do.
After leading macbeth down a dark and sinister path, she eventually is abandoned by him. She acknowledges her own irrelevance and realizes Macbeth has forgotten about her. She finally begins experiencing guilt for all her actions
Why should we be scared, when no one can lay the guilt upon us?—But who would have thought the old man would have had so much blood in him?
Although lady macbeth is punished with monstrous guilt and agonizing remorse (which lead to her suicide), due to her manipulative actions, unrighteous ambition, and her underlying cynicality, her nemesis was rightfully deserved.