Lady Macbeth is a sprinter in evil.Do you agree or disagree?.Explain your answer with at least 2 or 3 examples.

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A sprinter?  I am not sure what you mean, but I do agree that she is evil.  You might use some of the following examples to support your argument:

1. She reads Macbeth's letter and decides before he ever arrives that they must kill Duncan.  She mentions in her solioquey that her husband is "too full of the milk of human kindness" to carry out the deed on his own.

2. She tells her husband to leave it all up to her to do the planning, and that while Duncan is in their house he must "look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it."

3. She repeatedly urges her husband to be a man and to take his destiny into his own hands.  She tells him that if she had known he was such a wimp, she would have "plucked her child from her breast and dashed its head on the ground."  To that, Macbeth responds, "bring forth male children only," since she is such a manly chick.

She continues this way until the banquet.  She helps Macbeth keep his head there, and then she begins to show the signs of guilt.  From that point on, she becomes wimpy and he becomes ruthless--they switch roles.