She plots to aggressively manipulate Macbeth to commit the murder.“Hie thee hither, that I pour my spirits in thine ear, and chastise with the valour of my tongue” In act 1 scene 7, Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to follow through with the murder as he is tormented by a guilty conscience for a crime that he has yet to commit.
In Lady Macbeth’s opinion she illustrates the character of Macbeth as weak.
Yet do I fear thy nature, it is too full o’ th’ milk of human-kindness to catch the nearest way” Lady Macbeth fears her husband is too kind to be a murderer upon reading Macbeths letter.
This shows that she is not the black-hearted villain we originally thought.
That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold: what hath quenched them hath given me fire.
She manipulates Macbeth to murder the former king, Duncan, so he can become king.
Their relationship begins to deteriorate as they both dedicate themselves to evil and is mutually destructive.” Lady Macbeth employs the shocking image of murdering her infant to illustrate her commitment to her husband.At this point in the play Lady Macbeth is the driving force behind the conspiracy to murder Duncan.She fears Macbeth lacks the necessary murderous resolve.Lady Macbeth is the dominant partner in the early stages.She understands to gain the crown Duncan must be murdered, just like Macbeth.“The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements.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!” Lady Macbeth who craves power calls on the evil spirits to take possession of her.She asks them to suppress any kindness and guilt that may weaken her determination to murder Duncan.The Husband and Wife have a close relationship at this part of the play.