Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s right hand woman is one of Shakespeare's most famous female characters. She is portrayed by society and critiques as an evil, horrible person as it was her idea to kill Duncan. Others such as I believe, Lady Macbeth is a multifaceted character as she has many different traits contrary to just pure evil. She has an immense amount of control, ambition and guilt. These three traits correlate with one another to form the unique individual Lady Macbeth is.
I. Thesis Statement: Lady Macbeth’s desire for power prompts her interest in controlling Macbeth’s actions. However, she loses control which contributes to her tragedy. II. Introduction of Lady Macbeth A. Reading Macbeth’s letter B. Witches prophecy fulfilled C. Opinion of Macbeth D. Desire for Power 1. Strength needed 2.
“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 prophecys 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.
How does Lady Macbeth change over the course of the play? Over the course of the play the characters of both Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth develop intensively. They share similar ambitions, but it is Lady Macbeth who dares to do unspeakable things to accomplish them. This creates great conflict within Lady Macbeth who does not conform to the traditional female stereotypes of her epoch.
Lady Macbeth Portrayal Throughout centuries, countless of personalities have risen and has had an effect either positive or negative to the community that revolves around them. Each person has a unique but defined character trait that sets them apart. However, if this was not the case, and everybody operated the same way, the world will be in a linear path summed up of same ambitions, goals, and character traits. In summary, no one would stand out from another.
William Shakespeare sagaciously utilizes the potent role of a remarkable female character throughout this novel. Shakespeare displays an assertive women, Lady Macbeth, to not only play as a role of influence; however, as an exceptional antagonist. Throughout Shakespeare’s novel, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth constantly reveals traits of vileness and dominance which allow her to be so conspicuous as a character. Lady Macbeth makes her lack of humanity perceivable to the audience; as well, her manipulativeness is what makes her notable. Lady Macbeth is regarded as such an outstanding character due to the way she challenges the role of the traditional women of the Elizabethan era.
Macbeth is a doer, his deeds and his reaction to them define where he is as a character, because of his lukewarm morals and ability to be influenced by others, he - through the course of the play - becomes desensitized and detached to reality. Macbeth’s morals are characteristically unimpressive. At the beginning of the tragedy, he knows right from wrong and understands that his actions should be thought through logically. However, Macbeth does not follow this logical thinking and relies on emotions for his true decision making.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changed throughout the play and the way they acted. At one point they are doing and thanking one thing and later on they are thanking something completely different of what that started thanking. At the beginning of the play they wanted to kill the king they were happy to and had no problems. As the play progressed on they started to fill guilty and regretted what they did they had banco killed so he would not say anything because Macbeth thought that he know too much about what happened he had murders kill banco when he was going to a banquet. As the play went on they were felling guiltier and guiltier.
Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the reprecussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are deceptive and dangerous, "oftentimes to win us to our harm/the instruments of darkness tell us truths," showing that they use truth itself to influence a horrible outcome (Macbeth 's tragic demise.) Their message is compelling and attractive and we can clearly see their effect on Macbeth as it greatly contrasts to that of Banquo.
Kayla Bjelke Ms. Reedy English 11 15 January 2016 Motifs in Macbeth In Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, the motif of blood is used to represent the constant guilt felt by the characters, which ultimately leads to their endless feelings of fear. Blood comes to represent guilt soon after Macbeth and Lady Macbeth begin a murder spree that destines them for catastrophe in the future. Whether the two actually regret their decisions or not, they do begin to feel that their crimes have stained them in such a way that cannot be cleansed.