Lady Macbeth And Iago Portrait Rationale

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Lady Macbeth and Iago Portrait Rationale What major theme from “Macbeth” does your portrait represent, creatively and academically, in relation to characterization and archetypes? CI- Power is seductive and ambitions for sovereignty force individuals into formulating deceptive transgressions and sinister decisions, which precipitates downfall, despair, guilt and insanity. In the Shakespearean play, “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a deceptive and corruptible entity, who is ambitious and repudiates to conform to stringently patriarchal society. She is the manipulative therapist and caregiver, who praise upon Macbeth’s emotions and vulnerabilities, in order, to fulfill her desire to elevate her social stratification. In “Othello”,…show more content…
Lady Macbeth is portrayed by society as the typical wife in the 11th century and Iago as the confidant. This is seen through the quote “a man he is of honesty and trust."(Act 1, Scene 3, Line 284) The idea how they perceive themselves is the determining factor in their identity. In the portrait, the physical gestures of closing eyes and looking down to the side encapsulates suppression of Lady Macbeth and Iago’s true natures. This is exemplified in the embodiment of the flower "look like th' innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't.” (Act 1, Scene 5, Line 63) Furthermore, Lady Macbeth’s femininity on the surface deceives numerous nobles, Macduff remarks “o gentle lady, 'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak.” The evolution of Lady Macbeth and Iago parallel their change in identity and ability to triumph over the restrictions their archetypes imposed on them. The crown is a motif for natural order and the power of God, and those who possess the crowns are the authority figures. However, Lady Macbeth challenges the rightful order of the crown. Her truculent demeanor and aspiration endeavors her to conjure up spirits to empower her to become unfeminine. In her soliloquy, “come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here; and fill me, from the…show more content…
In my drawing, the puppets are suspended on the strings. Lady Macbeth grasps on Macbeth’s vulnerabilities to compel him to commit murderous acts. Through Lady Macbeth’s interrogation of Macbeth’s contemplation and cowardness of going through with the dehumanizing acts, she questions his determination of the brutal abominations. This is implied in the citation “was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale.” (Act 1, Scene 7, Lines 36-38) Thus, by questioning his masculinity and manhood it triggers him to commit sinister acts. As seen in the quote “when you durst do it,” then you were a man.” Likewise, Iago marionettes those around him, artfully engineers Othello’s descent into madness by gradually feeding Othello reclinations. Iago exploits Othello’s frailty and turns it to crippling jealousy. Iago employs rhetoric language, such as logo, as he bribes and harnesses Roderigo into denouncing Desdemona and Othello. Furthermore, Iago uses a patho by utilizing Othello’s ethnic background against him, insinuating that he is not worthy of being Desdemona’s husband. Othello trusts Iago propagandas and he displays his gratitude, “I am bound to you forever.”(Act 3, Scene 3, Line 220) In my portrait, the puppets are the metaphorical signification of the brutalities of manipulation, in order solicit

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