Control is shown as an important factor in Lady Macbeth and Macbeth 's relationship. Although they view each other as equals,"my dearest partner of greatness," it 's Lady Macbeth who is established as the dominant partner in the dynamic, inverting 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 's plan is just another version of treason: taking power that doesn 't belong to you.) Upon reading the letter, she worries that Macbeth is too kind-natured to be able to take the crown and is determined to assist him through the,"valour of my tongue." She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward."
There are only a few ways that this can happen. Lady Macbeth wants to pursue the means of the death of King Duncan. Macbeth has already shown his respect to King Duncan earlier in the play so that makes it harder for him commit the murder. Lady Macbeth starts to intervene in the situation and proclaims to Macbeth, “what cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan? What not upon his spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt of our great quell?” (1.7.69-72).
The murder of Duncan stands in complete opposition to what the other characters know of Macbeth, but as the play ultimately shows, Macbeth’s actions do speak louder than his words. Nevertheless, some might still argue that Lady Macbeth is the one responsible for Duncan’s killing, as she is the one who manipulated him into the act. As Macbeth contemplates on whether to kill or not to kill, Lady Macbeth says, “Art thou afeard…Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live like a coward?” (I vii 39-43). It is seen that Lady Macbeth challenges her husband’s judgment and manliness. She says he is “afeard” and that he is a “coward”, this presents the reader with the lady’s manipulative mindset, and opens up the idea of her being the culprit.
In the beginning of the play we see that Macbeth has done a good deed for Scotland and receives applause from King Duncan. “But all’s too weak; For brave Macbeth…” (Macbeth, I, ii, 15-16). In addition to this, Macbeth was greatly struggling with moral conflicts when he was deciding to kill King Duncan. He had not gained any significant power, but it was clear he had basic morality. After killing King Duncan, he obtained the position of king and did not look back.
Lady Macbeth is said to be the most ambitious in the play and that definitely shows throughout. At the beginning of the play its easily shown that Macbeth was heavily influenced by his wife’s ideas. Further into the play, Macbeth was kind of reluctant about going through with killing Duncan because if he did that, he had the risk of losing the positive opinions people had about him. His wife knew what his weak spot was and once she heard about his hesitance about killing Duncan, she went straight to attacking his courage. She says that she herself would kill her own child in order to achieve her own goals.
She used her position to gain power and stay strong enough to support her husband and lord, Macbeth, however it drove him to evil, causing him to murder and cause distractions. As a result, their relationship feeds the story and pushes the engines of the play's tragedy. The subject or theme of the play is ambitions as we can see this with both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the
An important character in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is Macbeth because he changes. We see Macbeth changing as he progresses from an honourable hero to a disrespected tyrant, through his relationship with Lady Macbeth, and through his viewpoint on killing those close to him. One example of Macbeth changing is how his status changes from the honourable hero to a disrespected tyrant. In the beginning, Macbeth is a noble hero. I know this because in Act 1 Scene 2, Duncan says “Noble Macbeth hath won” and, “O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman.” This shows us that Macbeth was portrayed as a highly respected hero who everyone seems to be looking up to.
It was Lady Macbeth who influenced Macbeth into killing King Duncan. She wanted the title of being queen and King Duncan was in her way of that, so she got into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth was reluctant at first, which also shows that he is not wholly evil. A true wholly evil person wouldn’t be reluctant about killing someone. Throughout the play, it is evidence that Macbeth is not wholly
There comes a point in life where some people are faced with an opportunity to do an illegal act. Macbeth is faced with a chance to end King Duncan’s life and to become King himself, as Lady Macbeth had just come to him and made him aware of her plans to murder Duncan. In Macbeth’s soliloquy during Act I scene VII, he uses an apprehensively foreboding tone to convey how conflicted he is to the readers. The purpose of this speech is for Macbeth to explain why killing Duncan is a horrible idea. Also, Macbeth’s faith in the three witches is a big reason he decides to do and they are why Lady Macbeth created the idea to kill the King.
William Shakespeare was big on paying patronage to King James I who experienced treachery and betrayal. So Shakespeare wanted to please King James I and create Macbeth to show how prominent traits of fear, ambition, and guilt within Lady Macbeth can result in tragedy and ruin. Lady Macbeth is the wife of Macbeth; who is told by three witches it is his destiny to rule and be king one day. Lady Macbeth begins the play with an aspiration driven attitude. She is determined for her husband to become king, and