Lady Macbeth And Curley's Wife Character Analysis

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Lady Macbeth and Curley’s Wife are portrayed as victims in some parts of the play and the novel, respectively. Lady Macbeth is shown as a victim of guilt; whilst Curley’s Wife is shown as a victim of physical abuse from Curley.
Lady Macbeth is shown as a victim when the guilt of killing Duncan finally takes its toll on her health. She starts having nightmares as she tries to remove blood from her hands saying “Out, out damned spot out I say” (Poel, 2013).
Curley’s wife is shown as a victim in the novel, at the point when Curley goes to accuse Slim of talking to his wife, and at this point Slim says “it seems like she can’t stay away from the men”.
The evidence aspect clearly states both the women are shown as victims by their respective authors. Lady Macbeth’s portrayal is revealed as someone with masculine personality in a woman’s body. Initially, Lady Macbeth wanted all the
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Curley’s wife does not have power over her husband in anyway.
At the last minute, Macbeth wants to back out from killing King Duncan, but Lady Macbeth forces him to go ahead with the plan and kill Duncan (McEachern, 2013).
Curley leaves his wife at home, does not respect her and believes that she might have relationship with other men on the ranch.
It is clearly seen that Lady Macbeth and Curley’s wife are completely opposite in personality. Shakespeare has shown Lady Macbeth as someone who is ruthless in every way and would not step back from achieving what she wants. This is clearly seen when she plans along with her husband Macbeth, to kill King Duncan and when Macbeth tries to back out, she forces him to stay focus. This reveals that Lady Macbeth is all about having power and control in the kingdom. It is Lady Macbeth’s wish to rule the kingdom as she wants and also considered as an equal with the men of the kingdom. For Lady Macbeth, her ambition is everything and she does not want anyone coming in between that
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