Feminism In Macbeth

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Feminism, a topic prominent today but not so well-known in the not-so distant past where in the past, women were treated merely as sexual objects rather than people. However, this changed over time, albeit very slowly. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in the 11th century in Scotland, Macbeth is a ruthless warrior whose immense prowess earns him considerable respect from the king. One day while traversing through a rather peculiar area with Banquo, Macbeth’s friend and renown warrior, they encounter three witches that tell them a prophecy of which they cannot ignore. First, they say Macbeth will become the Thane of Cawdor, then they say he will become the King of Scotland, finally they say to Banquo that a line of future Kings will descend from…show more content…
In order for one to use metaphors, not only does a firm grasp of the situation need to be held, but the vocalizer also has to embody an analogy of the situation. Irrefutably, this is not a straightforward task, especially considering that the majority of passage A is comprised of metaphors each of which warranting a straight, level-headed, and focused mind that are not stuck in a perpetual hell that they themselves produced. For example, Lady Macbeth says, “My hands are of your color; but I shame to wear a heart so white (2.68-92).” This metaphor is a reference to the fact that not only does Lady Macbeth possess hands of the same color as Macbeth’s but it is also exposing the fact that Macbeth is acting like a coward. For instance, Lady Macbeth says, “but I shame to wear a heart so white” where white hearts are analogous to cowardice. Throughout the rest of the passage, Lady Macbeth expresses her ambition in metaphors using her tone. For example, she says, “Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead are but as pictures: the eye of childhood (2.68-92).” When Macbeth is too scared to recognize what he has undertaken, Lady Macbeth creates an analogy to the situation where she says the dead are nothing but pictures and not real. This again refers to Macbeth’s cowardice and her exceptional

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