Lady Macbeth Analysis

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Behind every successful man, there is a woman. Throughout history, from Adam and Eve to Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman is always in the picture, taking actions to the good and to the bad. When William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in 1606, He named it according to the main character to blame-The Tragedy of Macbeth. Perhaps the name ‘Macbeth’ was actually a generic name and not the name of the main character. Macbeth refers to another character; in fact, it is referring to the woman who is in the play all along-Lady Macbeth. How can that be? By manipulating and patronizing Macbeth, Lady Macbeth reaches the power she was lusting from the beginning of the play. Macbeth’s wife contemplates killing king Duncan herself and teases Macbeth regarding his masculinity. All of her thoughts, sayings and actions are affected by the nature of power until her death, as she bears the responsibility for the death of the king and the ruining of her husband, Macbeth. How unexpected! From the first moment Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth, she realises about the prophecy and her mind goes right to work, considering the ways to become royalty and gain more power. The fifth scene opens with a reading of a letter from Macbeth to Lady Macbeth. This letter argues the relationship between the two. They are colleagues, and he shares his plan with her; therefore, it will not be surprising if Macbeth will be influenced by Lady Macbeth’s words. After reading the letter, Lady Macbeth illustrates her husband’s

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