but call her husband a coward but she

but remains hesitant, again Lady Macbeth yells at her “kind”
husband “we fail! But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not
fail.” (61) Lady Macbeth do call her husband a coward but she is convinced of
their well-made plan, again she has to reassure her husband that her plan is

When in swinish sleep their drenched natures lie as in a death,

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 What cannot you and I
perform upon th’ unguarded Duncan?

What not put upon his spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt

Of our great quell? (61)

In Scene VII she is telling her husband to relax, that they will kill
the king, and blame his drunk guard and no soul shall ever know that it was
their intended plan. Nothing is impossible just make them all drenched in
alcohol and everything will be smooth. In addition, “who dares receive it
other, as we shall make our griefs and clamour roar upon his death” (63) Lady
Macbeth makes it seem easy to fake their mourning over Duncan while looking
like “innocent flowers” right after’the great quell.’

 Moving on to Act II Scene II
it is the scene where they do the killing, also is the last scene we see the
strong Lady Macbeth who confidently tells her husband that she is his partner
in crime, yet she is afraid to actually do commit the murder herself so she
speaks to herself while staring at the drunken guards:

That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold

What hath quench’d them hath given me fire …

It was an owl that shirek’d, the fatal bellman

Which gives the stern’st good-night. He is about it (71)

Lady Macbeth pretends to be strong, however she is a bit hesitant
in here, drenched in Duncan’s blood she tells Macbeth: “My hands are of your
colour, but I shame to wear a heart so white … a little water clears us of
this deed.” (77) still trying to convince Macbeth she lies to him saying that
water will wash away their crime and guilt. This scene also considered the beginning
of the couples true suffering, as they both suffer lack of sleep and constant
nightmares, gradual loss of mentality.

In Act III Scene II Lady Macbeth questions their ambition and their
action as well, was it becoming rulers worth this unlivable life? She asks
herself “where our desire is got without content. ’tis safer to be that which
we destroy, than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.” (111) perhaps Lady
Macbeth regrets the thought of killing the pervious king Duncan and therefore
return to being a woman who is weak and fragile, while trying to bear the guilt
of Duncan who settles heavily on her soul, Lady Macbeth tries to convince her
husband from further killings, “using those thoughts which should indeed have
died with them they think on? Things without all remedy should be without
regard. What’s done is done.” (111) the thoughts of murder should have stopped
when the murder of Duncan has been done, however Macbeth reminds his wife of
her mask that has already fallen out, telling her “make our faces vizards to
our hearts, disguising what they are.” (113) do not lose your mask yet, we cannot
show our true bloody hands nor guilty faces,

At the banquet ceremony of Macbeth, he sees the body of his friend Banquo
whom he has ordered to kill, it is a mere hallucination by the fear Macbeth holds
inside of him and he starts to shout at the ghost a dangerous act which may
expose his bad deeds, thus Lady Macbeth has to step in and calm down her husband,
although she starts yelling first “Are you a man?” (125)  you are a king who is trembling in fear
because of something that does not exists get yourself together, Lady Macbeth tries
to justify Macbeth’s mental breakdown by telling the lords that he had trouble
since he was young. “This is the very painting of your fear; This is the
air-drawn dagger which you said led you to Duncan” (125) you are only painting
the fear bottled up inside of you, it is not real, just like the dagger you said
has led you to Duncan it is not real so do not let it control you, nor fool you
to show that you are afraid of being caught. Clearly Lady Macbeth is
unconvinced of Banquo’s ghost being at the banquet and only Macbeth is able to see
him, she probably knew that he was overwhelmed by the guilt of killing his
friend. the ghost disappears for a while but comes back again thus making
Macbeth mad again therefore Lady Macbeth politely asks the lords to leave
saying her husband is not feeling so well.

In Act V Scene I Lady Macbeth goes through a serve mental breakdown
where she is seen in this scene sleepwalking and murmuring words she is not
supposed to tell, she settings on the floor and say “Yet here’s a spot.” (189) she
rubs her hand hard until its red “Out dammned spot! Out, I say! One, two; why
then ’tis time to do’t.” (189). Almost on the verge of crying she’s completely
drown in her guilt, still trying to wash of her bloody hands “will these hands
ne’er be clean? … Here’s the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia
will not sweeten this little hand Oh, Oh, Oh.” (191). According to Coriat Lady Macbeth’s
“act of washing the hands is a compromise for self-reproach and repressed
experiences.” (The Hysteria) of which are Lady Macbeth’s first appearance planning
for the King’s murder also as a strong character then gradually transforming
into this weaker creature that is seen now, fully aware that the blood will not
be washed away yet Lady Macbeth still tries to wash it, why would anyone keep their
hands bloody if a little water will clear them of this guilt.