In Macbeth, how does Macbeth's technique of persuading the murderers resemble Lady Macbeth's earlier method of persuading Macbeth?
In Act One when Lady Macbeth starts insulting Macbeth to manipulate him so he will be more likely to kill the King, she insults Macbeth's manhood. She accuses him of being a coward:
Art thou afeard / To be the same in thine own act and valour / As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that / Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, / And live a coward in thine own esteem... (I.vii.39-43)
Basically she asking him if he isn't ambitious enough to go after what he wants: he wants to be the king ("the ornament of life" or the crown), but is he really a coward?
Then she gets the reaction she wants. Macbeth's anger is apparent as he defends his bravery:
I dare do all that may become a man; / Who dares do more is none. (I.vii.46-47)
Here he says whatever it take to be a "real man," I have it; there is no one better at...
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