The Rise and Fall of Lady MacBeth

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THE RISE AND FALL OF LADY MACBETH         Lady Macbeth's character is one of complexity; slowly, but continuously changing throughout the play. What begins as a struggle for power and a longing to shred her femininity turns Lady Macbeth into what she fears most - a guilt ridden weakling.         In the beginning ( I, v, 43-54) , we see Lady Macbeth reacting to the news of her husbands success and King Duncan's visit. This ignites her lust for …

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…certainly feel less oppressed by her womanly attributes - she would have been able to seek as much power as she wanted without being hindered by her less-than-ruthless husband. This theme of ambition ruining everything still is quite evident today, however. Countless numbers of people are ruined each day because of their own desires and wants. This is obviously an ageless problem. But the question still goes unanswered, Is there any way to stop it?