In my view, Lady Macbeth is far worse than Macbeth. Although they both
think of murdering King Duncan as soon as they hear the witches' prophecies,
Macbeth thinks more about what he may or may not do, whereas Lady Macbeth
immediately appeals to evil spirits to give her the strength to kill Duncan.

When Macbeth first hears the prophecies, and when the first 2/3 of it comes
true, he does think of killing the king, but also, towards the end of Act 1,
Scene 3, he thinks that perhaps he doesn't need to do anything to become
the king : "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without
my stir."

On the other hand, Lady Macbeth, on receiving the letter telling her about
the ...

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guilt of killing his king while he is staying under his very roof, and then
decides that he will not kill the king. This shows that Macbeth is thinking
about what he is going to do, and shows that he does feel guilt and is
weighing up the situation, unlike Lady Macbeth who never thinks twice about
killing the king. When Lady Macbeth notices that Macbeth has left the room,
she goes to speak to him. Macbeth firmly tells her that they will not kill
the king : "we will proceed no further in this business". Lady Macbeth,
however, tells him that his love is worth nothing if he refuses to go
through with the plan, saying that his love is as accountable as his
indecisiveness. Macbeth wants his wife to love him and wants her to trust
him, so he agrees to go through with their plan.

The way Macbeth questions and thinks about killing the king shows that he
knows that killing the king is wrong and that he will feel guilty if he
does so. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth never questions ...

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