Her whole ambition is for her husband. Chief among them are the three witches who predict Macbeth will be king and set the play's action into motion. Of all Shakespeare's female characters Lady Macbeth stands out far beyond the rest — remarkable for her ambition, strength of will, cruelty, and dissimulation.
Marion Cotillard played the character in Justin Kurzel 's film adaptation opposite Michael Fassbender. Because women often lack the ruthlessness to kill someone, Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to make her male. She ends her life with suicide. Throughout she is a devoted wife. Her Dissimulation and Cunning.
When her husband returns trembling and terror-stricken from the murder, she never loses her presence of mind, but remains calm and even tries to allay his fears.
Despite the fact that she calls him a coward, Macbeth remains reluctant, until she asks: "What beast wasn't, then, that made you break this enterprise to me?
Her sleepwalking scene, however, was described as having "the air of a too well-studied dramatic recitation. When she is informed of Duncan's intention to stay at her castle, she betrays her joy at the opportunity presented her, and exclaims: "Thou'rt mad to say it.
Look how she rubs her hands.