How is desire presented and developed through Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and in The Laboratory by Robert Browning? 

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“The laboratory” and Macbeth are both examples of an ambitious woman developing a plan to achieve her desire.

In “The Laboratory” the narrator is a woman scorned.  She wants to get revenge, so she hires an apothecary to make her a poison. 

He is with her; and they know that I know
Where they are, what they do: they believe my tears flow
While they laughing, laugh at me (see first link)

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