lady macbeth character analysis

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  • lady macbeth
    • more ambitious and ruthless than her husband
      • "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty."
    • uses her influence to persuade Macbeth that they are taking the right course of action
      • "yet do I fear thy nature, / It is too full o'th'milk of human kindness / To catch the nearest way."
    • takes part in the crime herself
      • "I laid their daggers ready; He could not miss ‘em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t."
    • eventually she becomes unable to deal with the guilt of what she has done
      • Out, damned spot! Out, I say! One, two.
    • commits suicide due to guilt
      • "she should have died hereafter."
    • ability to be deceptive
      • "All our service, / In every point twice done and then done double."


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