A letter to an old friend ..

Dear old Friend,

As Lady Macbeths Lady in Waiting, I am able to observe all the behavioral changes she makes throughout the play. I thought I would inform you on my recent findings. In the first three acts of the play, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a monstrously evil character. Her strength and ambition are evident as she assures her husband that the witches predictions will come true. Even though she questions whether Macbeth has the courage and bravery to pursue them. She expresses her concern, thinking, “I fear thy nature; it is too fullo’ the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way” (I,v,3-5) She is saying to him, You are Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, and your going to be king, just like you were promised. But I worry about whether or not you have what it takes to seize the crown. Because of this she makes herself the driving force behind her husbands plan to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth proves her womanhood and prays not to be judged by her sex as she feels that her femininity makes her weak. She starts to change a lot in the last two acts of the play. Tormented by all the guilt and havoc she has created, her mind becomes “infected” (V,i,64) She starts to sleep walk and a doctor was called to observe her. In her sleep she talks about the death of Duncan, and says “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” (V,i,32-34) I can tell she has been feeling more powerless lately. I over heard a conversation between Macbeth and the Doctor, he explains that she is not sick, but troubled with endless visions that keep her from sleeping. (V,iii,40) I am very worried about her well being, but I have tried to help. I will update you on what happens in the future.

Sincerely, Lady Macbeths, Lady in Waiting.

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