Lady Macbeth Is Worse Than Macbeth

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Lady Macbeth Is Worse Than Macbeth


In my view, Lady Macbeth is far worse than Macbeth. Although they both think of murdering
King Duncan as soon as they hear the witches' prophecies, Macbeth thinks more about what
he may or may not do, whereas Lady Macbeth immediately appeals to evil spirits to give her
the strength to kill Duncan.


When Macbeth first hears the prophecies, and when the first 2/3 of it comes true, he does
think of killing the king, but also, towards the end of Act 1, Scene 3, he thinks that
perhaps he doesn't need to do anything to become the king : "If chance will have me king,
why, chance may crown me without my stir."


On the other hand, Lady Macbeth, on receiving the letter telling her about the witches'
prophecies, she immediately thinks that she and Macbeth will have to kill king Duncan. She
also decides that Macbeth is too nice to kill the king, sayin that he "is too ful o' the
milk of human kindness" and when she hears the Duncan will visit their castle that night,
she immediately appeals to the evil spirits, to (ironically) give her the strength to kill
the king.


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