Macbeth is a Scottish general and the thane of Glamis who is led to wicked
thoughts by the prophecies of the three witches. He is a classic tragic hero, a figure
that was brought to ruin by his own greed, fear, and guilt. The personification of greed
and resulting in evil, he stole the throne from King Duncan by murdering him as he was
asleep with the significant influence of Lady Macbeth. His wife's greed that has
manipulative him and continuous to kill in order to protect himself. Lady Macbeth, who
is even more driven with greed and power than her husband, fear and remorse, causes her
to ruin as well. The influence of Lady Macbeth on her husband is quite important to the
His wife controls him, regardless of his self control. In other words, the evil beats
him very easily using a woman as their weapon.
Lady Macbeth is able to control Macbeth
and push him to the crime of King Duncan. The three witches express it in a foreshadow
at (I, i, 11) "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." This means, Macbeth who is fair has weakness
and the weakness is going to work in witches favor.
Lady Macbeth is physically and mentally a weaker character then Macbeth who
obsesses to get power. The obsession weakens her character. Of her freewill she chooses
the evil acts in order to become a queen. She asks the evil spirits to strengthen her. For
instance, in (I, v, 43) she prays to the evil spirits, "Come you spirits" This is Lady's
Macbeth act of opening herself for a possession by the evil spirits; she is acting on her
freewill. After this act she has stronger character and more self confidence in order to...