Lady Macbeth: Guilty or Innocent?

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In William Shakespeare's play Macbeth; one of the leading roles is Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is the wife of Macbeth, a warrior and cousin of King Duncan. As the play progresses and the plot thickens, Lady Macbeth changes. Her actions change, her words change, her personality changes, and her motivations change. Now the real question is; is Lady Macbeth guilty or innocent? Upon Lady Macbeth's first appearance in the play she is very affectionate towards …

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…is not a well-liked person and this in the end, ads to Lady Macbeth's guilt and her motivations to become queen. The original question is whether Lady Macbeth is guilty or innocent. The evidence is stacked against her. Lady Macbeth is guilty. Her actions, words, personality, and motivations give her away. Lady Macbeth is a leading role, a guilty role, and a complex role. Shakespeare knew what he was doing when he wrote this role.