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Lady MacBeth by Mind Map: Lady MacBeth
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Lady MacBeth

Explanation 2: This shows that she is questioning her husband's gender and abilities. She demands that he becomes more manly.

Explanation 1: This shows that Lady Macbeth uses words to condemn (?) her husband so that he will be persuaded to do the job (murdering the king)

Quotation 2: Act 2 Scene 2 "Do mock their charge with snores. I have drugged their possets, That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live or die."

Quotation 1: Act 1 Scene 5 "Only look up clear. To alter favor ever is to fear. Leave all the rest to me.

Quotation 2: Act 1 Scene 7 "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. Nor time nor place Did then adhere, and yet you would make both. They have made themselves, and that their fitness now Does unmake you. I have given suck, and know"

Quotation 1: Act 1 Scene 5 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

Explanation 1: This touches on the theme of masculinity. clearly willing to do whatever is necessary to seize the throne.

Explanation 2: This means that Lady Macbeth would do anything to get to her goal regardless of how many people she has to murder.

Explanation 3: This shows that she does not even stop and think about the servants feelings or what will become of them. She only cares about herself and no one else and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals even if it implicates other innocent people.

Explanation 1: Even after her husband put the matter aside for another time of discussing, she did not listen to him and just called the shots.


Explanation 1: This shows that she would do anything because she has sworn even if it means to do cruel things.

She does show signs of humanity: in order for her to frame the servant she need to be as drunk as they were "That which hath made them drunk, hath made me bold. What hath quenched them, hath given me fire"

Ambitious, hardened, power hungry character but does at times show signs of humanity


Quotation 2: Act 1 Scene 5 If you weren’t a man, then what kind of animal were you when you first told me you wanted to do this?

Explanation 2: She still continued explaining on her ambitious plan though her husband asked her to stop.

Persuasive/ Demanding

Quotation 3: Act 1 Scene 5 Only look up clear. To alter favor ever is to fear. Leave all the rest to me.

Explanation 3: This shows that even though her husband wanted to discuss the matter further at another point of time, she is still bent on following her ideas and just barked orders to her husband though he is the older one.

Quotation 1: Act 1 Scene 5 "Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal."


Quotation 2: ''and shalt be what thou art promised"

Explanation: At the idea of her husband becoming king, she jumps straight into the conclusion that she will be

Lady Macbeth lacks all humanity, as we see in the opening scenes when she call upon the "spirits that tend on mortal thoughts" to take away her feminine instinct to care in order for her to do perform the ruthless deeds.

She does however change throughout the play showing signs of both humanity and ruthlessness. Her ambitious nature does however end up being her downfall.

Lady Macbeth frequently taunts her husband calling him a coward and questions his manly hood

Lady Macbeth showing signs of being inhumane and power hungry  even says that she is okay with killing children in order ot become queen                          "I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipples from his boneless gums And dash'd the brains out''

Humanity: if Duncan did not resemble her father then she would have killed him herself: "Had he not resemble my father as he slept, I had donet"

Lady Macbeth orders Macbeth to stop thinking about the death of Duncan: "These deeds must not be thought, Afrter these ways, so, it will make us ma", as it will drive him mad which is IRONIC as in the end she is ultimately driven mad with guilt to a point where it is unbearable and she takes her own life.