Characterizing The Relationship Between Macbeth And Lady Macbeth

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Characterizing the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

“I love you till death do us part…” Can both partners in a relationship say this? Or are they just a couple of words put together to please the other partner? Shakespeare gives us a glimpse of what most relationships really are nowadays, through his play Macbeth. Macbeth, written in 1606 in England, is a tragic drama. The play plays around the main themes which are ambition, fate, violence, nature and the unnatural, and manhood. Being “king’ is most probably everyone’s dream, but to what extent is it everyone’s dream…? Often behind every successful man, is a woman, who guides and assists him to persuade his dreams. However, during the time period of the Renaissance, women were not much involved in the ruling. Shakespeare writes Macbeth in an effort to convey the effort of ambition in trying to persuade dreams. More especially, when the “wife” tries to take the lead and has a greater will power than the husband: being persuasive.
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When Macbeth heard the news of him possibly becoming King, he first tells his wife (I,v,1-13). Typical to any relationship between two very close beings, when one receives good news the first person they tell is the one closest to them. A good symbol that states the closeness between the couple. Macbeth’s love for Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play is pure, undisturbed. Lady Macbeth is the most important person to Macbeth. Upon seeing her, he greets her with the warmest words, “My dearest love,” (I,v,57). Macbeth adores Lady

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