Gender And Gender Role In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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The Tragedy of Macbeth was an awesome play by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare created the play during the 11th century of Scotland. Shakespeare says that gender roles should not transition into more of the gender role or it can be the downfall for them and each person must act according to their gender. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both didn’t act according to their role and the way she go beyond her husband gender role as a women.

In act one, Lady Macbeth ambitious was stronger than her husband Macbeth. “Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear. And chastise with the valoor of my tongue.” ( 1.5.28-33). This speech establishes Lady Macbeth as the dominant partner in the relationship, which inverts typical 17th-century gender and social roles. Since husbands were supposed to "rule" their wives in the same way that kings ruled countries. Lady Macbeth going to nag to her husband into taking action about killing the king. She taking the power that didn’t belong to her and that was a treason.

In act two, the killing spree of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth begun.“I laid their daggers ready; he could not miss 'em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done 't.”(2.2.10). Here it show that Lady Macbeth has a weakness since she didn’t has the audacity to kill King Duncan because of the resembled of her father. Her ambitious grew stronger since she was the one obligated this whole plans for Macbeth and even prepared daggers for her him. She could

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