Lady Macbeth's Transformation

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” Said by Abraham Lincoln. Macbeth received three prophecy’s at the start of the play after hearing this he knew one was true which was thane of Glamis. Then after he gets the message of becoming thane of Cawdor it made him believe that there is a chance for him to become King. During Shakespeare’s time, women were thought as lesser beings, still he manages to portray them as a strong, and influential people in his play. Shakespeare shows that Lady Macbeth aspires to be a man so that she can show supremacy and be more of a ruler. Because she cannot become a man, she has to work vicariously through Macbeth, making him become king. Macbeth is a powerful…show more content…
At the same time, she's saying that he's not a man of his word even though he's a man. He is a coward to Lady Macbeth because he is not doing as he is told by her.
Thereupon, after the murder of King Duncan’s. All of the men were frighten seeing and hearing this bad news. In (II.iii.92-95) “O gentle lady, ‘'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak! The repetition in a woman’s ear Would murder as it fell” Hearing the death of Duncan’s murder would make Lady Macbeth’s ears bleed because even a man is shocked hearing this. It plays a strong gender role because Lady Macbeth was told not to hear this situation because she is a woman.
After the death of king Duncan and Banquo. Macduff went to England leaving his family behind to ask Malcolm's help to get rid of macbeth. After hearing from Ross, Macduff’s wife calls him as a fool for leaving her and the childrens behind. Ross went off his way after telling her, he no longer can stay because he was decompose. In (IV.II..33-35) when Ross said “I am so much a fool, should I stay longer, It would be my disgrace and your discomfort. I take my leave at once” Knowing that Macduff did this to his family. He was very unhappy to find out such a thing and to let Macduff’s wife know this incident. Even as a man,
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