Throughout Macbeth, three characters seem to have control of Macbeth’s action and his life. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and the We’ird Sisters all have some type of control over the actions of Macbeth. The wife of the play 's tragic hero, Lady Macbeth, pressures her husband into committing regicide so that she can then become queen of Scotland. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth constantly diminishes her husband 's manhood forcing him to feel less of a man. Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself.
The play Macbeth really depicts the relationship between cruelty and masculinity. In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare really demonstrates that concept with the male characters in the play. Most of the male character are always being told to be a man even if it means doing things they really shouldn’t be doing or don’t necessarily want to do. Macbeth is one of the major victims of always being told to be a man because his wife Lady Macbeth is always bossing him around and telling him that if he does not do certain things like kill King Duncan he is not a real man. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth was pressured by Lady Macbeth to kill King Duncan when he really did not want to kill someone but Lady Macbeth kept telling him to be a man and do it.
The play “Othello” by Shakespeare is about a man who eloped with the senator’s daughter. Then became deeply in love. The play also includes a man named Iago who hates the general Othello because he gave the lieutenant position in favor for Cassio. As a result, Iago decided to play devil and manipulate Othello’s mind by telling him that his wife Desdemona committed adultery with Cassio. Which lead Iago asking his wife Emilia to steal Desdemona’s handkerchief so he can place it in Cassio’s bedroom.
Here, Iago and Roderigo tell Brabantio, after waking him as if he is being robbed in the night, of his daughter marriage. Then to see another similarity would be to look into the envy of power and tragedies within, Othello and Richard II. Iago thinks, Othello granted Cassio a lieutenant position he deserved and he feels both betray him with his wife. He sits out for revenge of all with his jealous envy and ultimately ends the play in multiple tragic deaths. With this Iago has convenience Othello of the fake affair, thus sealing the faith of the innocent Desdemona.
A man once said “I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.” In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia and Queen Gertrude are treated cruelly by Hamlet. Hamlet is cruel towards his mother and ex girlfriend because of his mother's affair with his uncle and Ophelia's obedience to her controlling father. Ophelias father, Polonius, is always spying on his children. Polonius sends a man named Reynaldo to France where he is to spy and spread rumors about his son, Laertes. He is also very controlling with Ophelia because he tells her not to speak with Hamlet and he also tells her to return all the gifts Hamlet has given to her.
After Macbeth’s response, Lady Macbeth says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more then you what you were, you would Be so much more the man” (1.7 49-51). This shows that Lady Macbeth is pressuring Macbeth when she comments that her husband is weak. With all the pressure, Macbeth proves his wife wrong by deciding to agree with Lady Macbeth. In conclusion, sympathy is a feeling that awakes the viewers even when Macbeth presents immoral decisions. The corrupt actions by Macbeth arise in the scenes where the witches try to bring an interest in Macbeth to become the king and when Lady Macbeth pressures her
Shakespeare utilizes the play “A Midsummer Night's Dream” to convey the objectificatiffications–rooted from male dominance–that women have to bear, even by people who are supposed to be their biggest supporters. Throughout the play there are many relationships where the man dominates, they decide without considering what the woman wants. This can be seen between Oberon, the king of fairies, and Titania, the queen of the fairies. Titania and Oberon argues about an Indian boy entrusted to Titania by one of her friends. Oberon wants the baby, so he uses his “authority” as her husband, to force Titania to give up the boy.
Here, Macbeth is seen giving into Lady Macbeth’s persistency in murdering King Duncan. By declaring that he will “do all that may become a man,” Macbeth is also deciding to entrust himself and go down the path of free will. Given that Macbeth is showing hesitancy towards going through with the plan, readers can consequently see that his ambition has risen, yet not to extreme heights. As the play progresses, Macbeth reverts back to accepting the fate of the Three Witches. He visits them once more and demands that they predict his future, and the Weird Sisters prophesize: “laugh to scorn the power of a man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” (IV.i.79-81), to which he responds with, “I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate” (IV.i.83-84).
Hamlet and his father have a complex relationship that is comparable and distinctive to Ophelia’s relationship with her father. Both fathers, Polonius and the king, lecture their children similar to each other. One would say their relationships are identical however, gender roles play a part in how the children react to their parents. Women in the late 1500s were submissive to their parents and were not allowed to defend themselves. This corresponds with how Ophelia obeys her father even though she opposes him.
But, gentle heavens,/ Cut short all intermission” (Shakespeare 4: 3: 237-239). Macduff, soon after being judged for crying, admits that he can go on crying like a woman would, or he could be brave and courageous by going to King Macbeth's castle, and slaying the wretched leader. In conclusion, the idea of gender roles plays a key role in the theatrical piece Macbeth by assigning specific characteristics to certain actionss. The Readers are able to see this idea when Lady Macbeth wishes to be unsexed in order to have the man like strength to kill king duncan, when Macduff is scrutinized for weeping at the death of his family, and finally when Macduff decides to stop crying like a woman