How is Lady Macbeth presented as a disturbed character in Macbeth?
Lady Macbeth is disturbed, meaning mentally deranged, in several ways. First of all, she is highly ambitious. She does not care if she deserves what she wants, she just wants it. Second of all, she is violent. She thinks nothing of murder. Finally, she is wracked with guilt from her deed.
First, Lady Macbeth is ambitious. When her husband writes her a letter saying that some witches suggested he might be promoted to Thane of Cawdor and then king, she seems latch right on to the idea. She is completely ready to make him king, even though he is not the king’s successor.
Thou wouldst be great;
Art not without ambition, but without
The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly,
That wouldst thou...
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