Lady Macbeth’s diary entry (scene 5.)
Greatness comes to my noble husband, the almighty Thane of Glamis and now promised Cawdor. Now, something more has yet to come to my sweet Macbeth, the King of Scotland. Through such a dark and shaded source this comes from, with my heart I believe he will not be able to fulfil the prophecy. His kindness, like the brightness of the sun, blinds him and I must remove myself for our future.
I, in aid of my Thane and King, force myself to let go of the moral bounds of this plane of existence; to carry out this slim and shaded task, to bring my dear Macbeth to king and I to Queen.
With luck on my side, the admired King Duncan comes to my abode in glory of the future king, bestowing me an aiding hand in the deed that is to follow.
Under my battlements the deed will take place. Darkened spirits I ask for their cruel minds and twisted senses to guide and advise my husband; to bewitch my feminine nature into not of man but of neither. I ask the raven to soar above the castle, to whisper to me the darkened deeds it has seen through its blackened eye.
My husband’s letters give me this urge to force my hand upon the hilt of the blade, causing me to forget what humanity is. His noble face I see strained by the thought of this byplay. His peaceful mind acts in dismissal. He neglects his strength and power, and clouds himself with fear instead of letting me use my talents, that I have now acquired.