Essay by yanaceeeJunior High, 7th gradeC+, October 2014

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Yanaisi Gordon

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William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Macbeth we are introduced to many different characters with many different personalities. The two that stand out the most are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. They are two completely different people who have different hearts. The two have one main goal in common; they both want to have power. The only way they can get that is by killing King Duncan.

On one side of the story we have Lady Macbeth. When we are first introduced to her she is very much excited about the letter Macbeth has sent to her; she is also worried that Macbeth will not do what needs to be done in order for him to become king. Lady Macbeth is also more violent than Macbeth. "Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here…to cry 'hold, hold!'" Lady Macbeth Has already jumped to the conclusion that in order for her to have power she must kill the king.

She thinks that by manipulating her husband Macbeth into murder by questioning his manliness will get him to commit the murder. Macbeth on the other hand is very loyal to Duncan. He would never think of going behind Duncan's and killing him. "Who should against his murderer shut the door… that his virtues" Yet once Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth her idea he is on ease. He is having second thoughts yet he is considering the fact of murder. Since Macbeth is questioning himself Lady Macbeth is still questioning his manliness so that he would want to show her other and kill King Duncan. Macbeth is thinking about thousands of consequences that could result of killing Duncan instead of agreeing with Lady Macbeth.

Since Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are two completely different people things...