Lady Macbeth has no true attraction to Macbeth himself, but rather to the power he now contains. Macbeth is clearly distraught after killing Duncan, and his ambition to become king is gone. He explains to Lady Macbeth that they will do no more for the throne. Lady Macbeth takes this almost as an insult and decides she need to keep his drive high. She explains that her “hands are of your
After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert. Her sufferings continued as Mister treated her as a slave, beaten her often, and treated unlikely as a wife. Her husband also have a mistress named Shug Avery by which the photographs she saw. Her sister Nettie tried living with them but manage to leave due to the advances of Mister. Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister.
Medea, the brave woman, challenges rules and the conventions to marry whom she loves. She even kills her brother and runs away from her homeland ' Clochis', wich is a territory of barbarians, and her family seeking the knight of her dreams. She also uses her cleverness to manipulate the daughters of the local king and makes them kill their father Pelias, Jason's uncle, who sends Jason on Argo trip to get rid of him and steal his inheritance . Jason is her homeland, who promises to marrying her and stay faithful . Even Jason is an outcast, Medea excepts to live a perfect life with him, regardless what the consequences are.
The myth of Philomela and the Color purple show how women were victimized and censored by society where men hold power and women are excluded from it and stop women or silence them not to speak out. For instance, in Ovid Men have power over women and they are in control, as Tereus is given Procne to marry him because he protected Athens and Procne has no say or has no right to refuse the proposal. On the other hand, in the Color Purple, Celie’s stepfather treat her mother like an object as he keep her pregnant which lead to her death.
However, he starts to believe that there is no need to take any actions in order to become the ruler; “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir.” (I, III) While, Lady Macbeth, when she received the prophecies, she immediately thinks that Macbeth must kill Duncan in order for Macbeth to replace him. “too full o’ the milk of human kindness. To catch the nearest way.” (I, V) Here, she is talking about Macbeth being overly nice to kill the king. Throughout her monologue, Lady Macbeth mentions how she needs to do something wicked to take the king’s place. Later, when Macbeth and
First, In my last Duchess the Duke killed his wife because there was not any communication and she was not faithful to the Duke. The Duke kills his wife because she showed a lot of affection to other men “Just this or that disgusts me” (Browning 38). Even Though he didn’t know who the men were he thought she was still having an affair with the men. Since he didn’t trust her, he thought he needed it stop what was happening by killing his wife “There she stands as if alive” (Browning 46-47). In the story Browning uses dramatic monologue with his communication by his breach of talking to his strangers about the things that his wife did not taking it to his wife to ask her why.
Harding endured shocking abuse by her mother and husband. Whilst, Macbeth is manipulated by his wife to continue to kill and preserve his power. After Macbeth retracts his decision and decides not to kill King Duncan, Lady Macbeth questions her husband’s masculinity: “What beast was’t, then, / That made you break this enterprise to me? / When you durst do it, then you were a man; / And to be more than what you were, you would / Be so much more the man” (1.7.29). In this quotation, Lady Macbeth tells her husband he would be more of a man if he goes through with the murder, and keeps his word.
Curley’s wife best demonstrates this towards the stable buck, Crooks. During a confrontation in Crooks’ home, she throws a tantrum against the innocent stable buck, confessing that he needs to “keep his place then nigger”(81) and how she could get him “strung up on a tree so easily it ain 't even funny”(81). Curley’s wife is abusing the power that she only has because she is Curley’s wife. She truly has no authority over any of the workers and saying this is a threat. Even when Candy tries to defend Crooks, she still insists that “Nobody’d listen to you an’ you know it”(81).
In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has power over her husband and manipulates his thoughts to kill others in order to gain more power; however, the plan failed as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lost their sanity and brought their reign to an end by bringing misery and misfortune to everyone around them. Also, in Othello, Desdemona went against her father by sneaking out to marry Othello and completely went against the female norms by joining Othello to the battlefield. As a result, the antagonist manipulated Othello into killing Desdemona due to her determination and independence. Shakespeare has always portrayed females as strong, prideful and independent individuals who aren’t afraid of speaking up to defend their thoughts, however, due to the long-established gender roles, these individual will ultimately bring bad omen to their own family and lead them to their own
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.