Was Lady Macbeth an evil woman?

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Yes, the play's readers and viewers tend to see Lady Macbeth as an evil woman. The first impression of her isn't positive. She first is introduced reading and reacting to a letter from her husband. She comes off as practical, organized, and intelligent. But these positive characteristics are overshadowed by her limitless ambition. Her ambitiousness leads her to call on the forces of evil to destroy another's life without any twinge of conscience. She can behave in such a way, because she cares only about becoming ever more powerful in Scotland. The crime apart, it's shocking that she's so treacherous, so ungrateful to a king who gives her husband honors and titles, and her a diamond.

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