lady macbeth character traits

ambitious negative she does not accept failure”but screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail” (act 1, scene 7)
bloodthirsty negative she plans to eliminate anyone in macbeth’s way to the throne”and chastise with the colour of my tongue, all that impedes thee from the golden round” (act 1, scene 5)
manipulative negativeshe is scornful and belittles macbeth by calling him unmanly and cowardly to commit the crime”when you durst do it, then you were a man” (act 1, scene 7)
ruthless/merciless negativeshe explains that she would kill a baby if she promised to do so”while it was smiling in my face, have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out, had i sworn as you have done to this” (act 1, scene 7)
smart positiveshe comes up with the plan to kill duncan without getting caught “what cannot you and i perform upon the unguarded duncan? what not upon his spongy officers who shall bear the guilt of our great quell?” (act 1, scene 7)
supportive positiveshe helps macbeth stage the murder”you do unbend your noble strength to think so brainsickly of things. go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand” (act 2, scene 2)
welcoming positiveshe tells king duncan that they are at his service in order to give him a false sense of security “your servants ever have theirs, themselves, and what is theirs, in compt, to make their audit at your highness’ pleasure, still return to your own” (act 1, scene 6)

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