Beginning with Lady Macbeth summoning evil spirits, to her not being able to hear the horrible news, to Macbeth questioning the masculinity of three murderers, to Macduff deciding to do more than just sit back and watch, to the death of the son of the King of England, gender roles can be found in crack and corner of Macbeth. Starting early in the play, after reading Macbeth’s letter about being told his prophecy of becoming king, Lady Macbeth decides that it is Macbeth’s fate to become king. She knows how loyal Macbeth is to Duncan but she knows she can force Macbeth to betray Duncan. Shakespeare uses this moment to go against tradition and has the good wife of the honorable man start meddling in evil. To do this, she calls upon unholy “spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts” to “unsex [her] here” (I.v.46-49).
For example, in the silence and darkness of night, after Macbeth kills Duncan and Lady Macbeth frames the guards, she states, “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white,”(2.2.61-62). Saying that her hands were of his color means that her hands were covered in blood, an ubiquitous image that is used multiple times throughout the play. Notably, blood is connected to death and darkness, especially throughout Macbeth. The blood contributes to the evil theme and creates a dark tone; therefore, causing Lady Macbeth to be seen as evil. Along with the blood connection, the fact that she told macbeth that she would be ashamed if her heart was white (weak) as his reveals her desire to be strong.
She requests that "direst brutality" debase her. She assembles everything that is detestable inside her body to perform the underhanded deed of killing Duncan. In the event that Lady Macbeth is truant from the story, the murder of Duncan would not occur. The fact that amid numerous parts of the story, Macbeth has vulnerability of whether it is noble to take the life of such an extraordinary ruler with a specific goal to nourish his strive after force. Regardless of Macbeth questioning regardless of whether he ought to acknowledge the murder of Duncan, he is constantly persuaded by his wife that killing Duncan is fitting.
Sakamoto 1 Hazuki Sakamoto Macbeth Argumentative Essay Mrs Proud Lady Macbeth is responsible of Duncan’s Death In the play of Macbeth, there are some characters that could be responsible for Duncan’s death. I personally think Lady Macbeth is the cause of Duncan's murder. She is the most ambitious to kill the king in the beginning of the play, pressuring Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was persuasive of driving Macbeth to commit the murder. She manipulates him to go through with the murder even though he was very doubtful about it.
Shakespeare’s portrayal of Lady Macbeth is distant to the role that a Jacobean audience would be comfortable with women being in. In a time where “the repetition in a woman’s ear/would murder as it fell”; a woman readily savage and merciless caused a disturbance to their ideas of how a woman should behave. This makes Lady Macbeth one of the most striking villains in Shakespeare’s plays. Lady Macbeth’s entrance is her reaction to the letter sent by Macbeth in which he discloses the Witches’ prophecies. In this scene, Shakespeare’s use of diction presents Lady Macbeth as a calculative woman, who holds no qualms in manipulating her husband and chastising his character.
Throughout her soliloquy that follows, Lady Macbeth finds that the only way to accomplish her goal is to manipulate her husband and convince him to go through with the murder. Further on in the same scene, Lady Macbeth reunites with Macbeth and they discuss the opportunity presented by having King Duncan come to their castle that evening. As Lady Macbeth says “...hie thee hither, / That I may pour my spirits in thine ear; / And chastise with the valor of my tongue / All that impedes thee from the golden round, / Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem / To have thee crown'd withal,” she cleverly convinces Macbeth to take action and seize the throne for himself (Shakespeare
Lady Macbeth’s strong character portrayed in Act I Scene V creates suspicion of dark events later in the play. In the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth reveals her true character in her speech and foreshadows King Duncan’s death. Throughout her speech, Lady Macbeth reveals her lust for power and desire to kill Duncan to become queen. Although Lady Macbeth’s character is recently introduced into the play, she reveals her true self as a sadistic and covetous person which foreshadows the murder of King Duncan and Macbeth’s prophesied future. In Act I, Scene V, Lady Macbeth reveals her sadistic and covetous character.
The irony of the situation has relation to Act Two. In the last Act, she states her hands were still stained by Duncan’s blood. Which ironically contradicts her original stolid attitude and thought of water being able to wash away the deed. Blood, symbolizing death and staining, symbolizing guilt, work together all throughout the play and soon takes one shocking leap, when Lady Macbeth hangs herself. Her death was driven by guilt, as the blood in every other scenario resulted in staining.
In the time of tragedy, an individual’s personality can easily change; this can be extremely dangerous if someone loses their self awareness, as seen by Lady Macbeth’s break down and suicide. Lady Macbeth starts off in the play as a very passionate character. Once she learns about her husbands prophecy, she is filled with the ambition to kill the king. Macbeth is hesitant about killing the king but she won't stop until the deed is done. In the first Act she states, “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty.
However his desire to become king drove him to murder which resulted in his death. A major theme in this play is ambition seen within characters such as Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and Macduff. Ambition in this play can be spotted in Macbeth’s wife Lady Macbeth, she was his predominate influence throughout this entire play. Whenever Macbeth second guessed himself about assassinating the king, she gave him the extra boost he needed to perform the deed. Following Macbeth talking to the witches and them prophesying to him that he will obtain the thrown he explained to his wife everything that had been told to him.
In Arthur Miller’s original manuscript, there is a scene about John Proctor and Abigail meeting the woods. Proctor talks to Abigail and reveals that he will “make [her] famous for the whore that [she] is!” if she does not clear his wife’s name in court (143). Later, Miller decides to take out this scene. This scene is unnecessary to the play because it destroys the surprise and suspense of what will happen in the next act. The extra scene should be taken out because John Proctor is revealing what he plans to do later in court.
She demands that “direst cruelty” assemble her. She assembles everything that is evil inside her body in order to complete the evil deed of killing Duncan. If she is missing form the story, the murder of Duncan would not take place. This is because during multiple parts in the story, Macbeth possesses terrible uncertainty of whether it is right to take the life of such a great king in order to obtain the power of the throne. Despite Macbeth doubting whether or not he should follow through with the assassination of Duncan, he is always convinced by Lady Macbeth that killing Duncan is appropriate.
In the play Lady Macbeth prays to invite spirts to help prepare her for the actions that she has commit. Lady Macbeth shows how ambitious she is because she prays asking for her emotions to be removed and to be filled with cruel spirts to help her accomplish planning for the event of killing the King so that Macbeth can become