Connectivity In Macbeth

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In The Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, the concept of free will is a focal point influenced through persuasion, murder, and the unraveling of the mind. Macbeth is comparable to every man and woman because he is pulled back and forth between the forces of good and evil. His desire to obtain the title of king is much greater than his ambition to remain a heroic, valorous soldier. Chaos ensues, due to Macbeth’s taking advantage of his free will, and his remaining attributes diminish as a result. The universe intertwines with the actions of people, sending ripples through space and time. Connectivity is a substantial theme that is imperative to understand while examining The Tragedy of Macbeth. Good eventually comes from evil…show more content…
In the beginning, Lady Macbeth accepts Macbeth’s evil rise and pushes him even further by going against humanity (Ribner 8). Generally, women are a symbol of life and nourishment, but Lady Macbeth is the opposite. She is unnatural and wants to put aside her femininity to appear stronger (Ribner 9). Lady Macbeth destroys her feminine side because she views it as weak, dependent, not capable of violent actions, and a cause for victimization (Asp 5). The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth starts out as an equal partnership, but as the play goes on, they grow distant and die alone (Ribner 13). Lady Macbeth plays a role in helping Macbeth decide between good and evil, and eventually finds him the strength to get what he desires (Asp 7). Lady Macbeth wants the best for both of them, so if she has to reassure Macbeth of his power to prepare for a murder, she does it (Asp 8). She becomes dominant in the relationship when Macbeth yearns for the title of King. In the murder scene, “her unnatural aspect is dominant, but her femininity comes through in her inability to kill the king herself” (Ribner 10). The influence she holds over Macbeth can be seen through “Lady Macbeth Seizing the Daggers,” painted by Henry Fuseli. The painting depicts Macbeth leaning away from his wife after he murdered King Duncan. Lady Macbeth is gesturing for him to remain quiet and…show more content…
The character of Macbeth, intricate and villainous, demonstrates the effects of his actions that cause damage to different realms. The chosen acts of evil only tie Macbeth closer to Satan through his lust for power and advantage of free will. The mental state of Macbeth slowly deteriorates and loses the concept of reality which gives way to a mindless maniac who would give anything to remain as King. The influence of Lady Macbeth pushes him over the top and to participate in acts that never crossed his mind. Macbeth loses himself while teaching the audience to remain pure at heart and never choose evil to accompany strong

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