Jealousy In Macbeth

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“Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” “What’s done is done,” and “I bear a charmed life,” are all significant and favored lines from the well-recognized play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s shortest yet fiercest tragedy, Macbeth recounts the story of a valiant Scottish general who acquires a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day, he will become King of Scotland. Overwhelmed with aspiring thoughts and prodded to act by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and conquers the throne for himself. The bloodbath suddenly intensifies as Macbeth and his wife attempt to cover up his crime. Ultimately, this drives Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to arrogance, insanity, and death. As a result, this pivotal tragedy embraces many different controversial …show more content…

Unfortunately, Lady Macbeth herself lacks the capability to kill Duncan. While she sincerely wishes she was able to complete the act, she asks the spirits if they could “unsex” her so that she would be capable of killing King Duncan (Shakespeare 32). As Lady Macbeth becomes aware of the witches’ prophecy, her ambition prompts her to develop a plan involving Macbeth murdering the king. However, she also suspects that her husband is “too full of the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way” (Shakespeare 30), and therefore too civil to be able to seize the throne. Throughout her soliloquy that follows, Lady Macbeth finds that the only way to accomplish her goal is to manipulate her husband and convince him to go through with the murder. Further on in the same scene, Lady Macbeth reunites with Macbeth and they discuss the opportunity presented by having King Duncan come to their castle that evening. As Lady Macbeth says “...hie thee hither, / That I may pour my spirits in thine ear; / And chastise with the valor of my tongue / All that impedes thee from the golden round, / Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem / To have thee crown'd withal,” she cleverly convinces Macbeth to take action and seize the throne for himself (Shakespeare

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