Females are the root of all evil.This is the idea that seems to be portrayed in the tragic play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare.They will only bring trouble and guide others, especially men, to disaster.Henceforth, due to the manipulative roles that women play in Macbeth's life, his corrupt actions are out of his control and thereby inevitable. To begin, sparking Macbeth's ambitions to rise to power are the three witches, or the Weird Sisters.
"All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!"(Macbeth 307).This information strikes Macbeth's interest as he now wonders whether this new prophecy is to be fulfilled.The prophecies promote his future violent behavior. This is thefirst example of women beginning to influence his will.
Another advocate to Macbeth's new purpose, as designated by the witches, is Lady Macbeth."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" (Macbeth 317).Lady Macbeth is threatening Macbeth's masculinity and manhood in order to bend him to her will.She uses this power over him to get what she wants; to be queen.In this manner, Lady Macbeth is behind the immorality of Macbeth's actions. In another instance, Lady Macbeth ignites Macbeth's murderous side.Macbeth, on his own, plans the death of Banquo and his son Fleance.
Macbeth is so greatly under the power of Lady Macbeth that he even uses the same argument against his assassins as she did him."Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men…All by the name of dogs..
." (Macbeth 336).He is insulting the manhood of murderers in order to persuade them to kill Banquo.Lady Macbeth has been the mastermind behind the planning and now has manipulated him to where he will do as she would wish on his own.Lady Macbeth has used the deception that only a woman could use to gain power and achieve her de…