In act 1, scene 5, how does Lady Macbeth characterize her husband?

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Lady Macbeth reads with excitement her husband's letter about the witches' prophecies. She is delighted the first one came true, and excited about the idea of Macbeth becoming king. She wants him to murder Duncan as the speediest route to the throne, but she fears her husband is too kind to do so.

Essentially, she describes him as a decent human being who may lack the mettle to do what it takes to become king. She wants him, essentially, to be less well balanced. She notes he is "not without ambition," but doesn't suffer from the "illness" of intense desire that will turn him into a sociopathic...

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