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Lady Macbeth Persuasive Essay

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  • on April 16, 2012
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Persuasive Essay- Lady Macbeth
April Henderson 1st hour
11b English

In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth is to blame for her very influential, power-seeking and insensitive actions to persuade Macbeth. Ambition and greed are two similar but different words; by crossing that fine line, Lady Macbeth shows her greediness in this play. Throughout the play Macbeth was told a prophecy but only with a little push from his wife did he make it happen. Macbeth was manipulated into achieving the powerful state as king but it tragically leads him to his downfall. Lady Macbeth, among other things, is a insane, controlling, manipulative person and tends to get whatever she wants and does whatever it takes to get it.

In many ways through out the play, Lady Macbeth knows exactly how to influence people through alcohol, with words, or simply from her actions such as fainting. “What beast was't, then, 
that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would, be so much more the man.” (Line 48 Act 1 scene 7) She calls out Macbeth’s manhood to get him to go along with the plan. She convinces him that he would be more of a man if he did so but a coward if he didn’t. Lady Macbeth also has persuasiveness to get the guards drunk, her along with them though. “That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; 
    What hath quench'd them hath given me fire.”(Act 2 scene2)   She is talking about how she made the guards drunk enough to pass out, and her to give her some liquid courage.

She has tendencies throughout the Shakespearean play, Macbeth to be really controlling and power-seeking.   “Only look up clear; to alter favour ever is to fear: Leave all the rest to me.”(act 1 scene 5) In this section of the play lady Macbeth is telling her husband that she is going to take charge of the plans of him becoming King.   She also in her “unsex” me speech she is telling herself that she...

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