Quotes by Lady Macbeth

‘It is too full o’th’milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.’ Act 1 scene 5 • This shows how Lady Macbeth has no trust in Macbeth being a good leader as she believes that me will mess up all of it. But this is also the point where her evil plan comes into play as she starts to conspire against King Duncan so that she can gain power.She is starting to subvert gender roles by being the one who takes action rather than a male.
‘All our service in every point twice done and then done double.’ Act 1 scene 6 This is when king Duncan is in Macbeth’s castle and is talking to Lady Macbeth about how her husband has done a great service, but by looking at the words, it shows that Lady Macbeth is trying to be very humble with Duncan but as it is known by the reader, she is only hiding her true intentions of murdering Duncan.
‘Was the hope drunk, wherein you dressed yourself.’ Act 1 scene 7 Lady Macbeth is now speaking to Macbeth about killing Duncan yet Macbeth has lost the courage to do so and she has now started to question his manhood by claiming that Macbeth’s hopes of becoming king are now pointless and that Macbeth is not worthy of becoming the king.
‘Have plucked my nipple from it’s boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this.’ Act1 scene 7 • In this quote, Lady Macbeth is now accusing Macbeth of cowardice and proceeds to say that she would rather kill her innocent child then break the promise that she made of killing Duncan and as a result of this quote, Macbeth is then driven to killing Duncan, therefore showing that Lady Macbeth’s plan to bend Macbeth to her will. This also shows how evil and maniacal she truly is which could also in turn, display her character as being the fourth witch in the play.
‘Why you bring these daggers from the place? They Must lie there.’ Act 2 scene 2 This shows that Lady Macbeth believes that Macbeth is too dim-witted to realise that he should of left the daggers so that the guards can be framed for the murder but it also shows that she believes that she is the only intellectual in the process of killing Duncan and that she has to fully guide Macbeth through his rise to power and hers as well.