At the beginning of the play, Macbeth shows a large amount of affection towards his wife, who we see in her usual state of darkness. We are introduced to Lady Macbeth’s strong character, who desires power. She wants to ensure that Macbeth becomes King and when her husband has doubts, she tells him “Only look up clear. / To alter favor ever is to fear. / Leave all the rest to me.” (I.5.63-65), demonstrating her strength in capability of creating a plan to achieve her goal.
Her ambition, resolution, dissimulation, cunning, presence of mind, energy, and affection were all important, especially in the murder of King Duncan. “Lady Macbeth knows right well when she tells her husband to “leave all the rest to me,” that by dissimulation and cunning she could plan and carry out the murder of Duncan so that no suspicion would rest upon either Macbeth or herself.” (www.shakespeare-online.com) Saying this, Lady Macbeth seems to be the more plotting character between the two. She plans the whole crime scene and leaves the murdering to Macbeth. While readers know her energy is one of the main traits that helped con Macbeth into murdering King Duncan, Macbeth did not realize that she knows his weakness and uses it to her
As we progress through the story line, we observe Lady Macbeths downfall. At the end of the play, Lady Macbeth kills herself from guilt Abigail has a strong attraction to John Procter since their affair. She also possesses shrewd insight and a capacity for strategy that reveal maturity beyond that of most other characters. Declaring witchcraft provides her with instant status and recognition within Salem, which translates into power. Abigail uses her authority to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
One of the most interesting tings in Shakespeare is his presentation of strong women. Beatrice, Hero, and Juliet are strong women in their play. Beatrice with her strong opinion about not needing a husband, Hero for being strong she was falsely accused of, and Juliet for following her heart to be with Romeo. These women are brave for doing what they believe is right and having their mindset focused. From “Much Ado About Nothing”, Beatrice is a feisty, independent woman, seen by all those around her as such.
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
He wrote, “This have I thought good to to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness.”( Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 9-10) Macbeth knows that his wife will be in love with the thought of being queen. She tries to make Macbeth reach his potential by making him ashamed of everything that prevents him from being evil. When Macbeth arrives, she greets him as if she was already the queen. As the readers continue, they notice about how dangerous and deathly Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship can be. For example, the death of King Duncan.
Aide Pompa ERWC Pd.4 Mr.Lombardi 2016 April 11 Lady Macbeth Lady MacBeth shows that female can be just as ambitious to manipulate her way into MacBeth’s head in a way to achieve power and a guilty conscience. In the opening of the play Lady MacBeth persuades MacBeth to kill King Duncan with her own self ambition. In Act 1 LAdy MacBeth reads the letter from the prophecy of the three witches. She wanted Macbeth to be crowned head so she can be queen and her conscience got the best of her. Lady MacBeth controlled MacBeth with manipulation into killing King Duncan.
Penelope -- a typical woman who represents for an image of a devoted wife, a mother of family and she is also an image of how women was treated at Greece. This is a contradictory character with many complicated personalities: covers by meekness, frailty, some time seems tearful but in the key moments she completely proves herself by the strength, independence and wiseness. She is pushed in a prank of destiny, it is deft and gentle weaves her life as she weave garment then all the threats is lead to by this gentleness. Her hellish life starts since all uninvited suitors come and ask for marriage, she is in a very dangerous situation.
30-35) This is evidence towards Lady Macbeth wanting to have full masculine emotions. Which she hopes with this masculinity she can pull off a huge cruel, murderous, plan. Lady Macbeth made it clear in the story that she was ruthless. She told Macbeth that she would bash in the brains of her baby she was nursing. How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me.
This demonstrates Lady Macbeth’s devotion to Macbeth because she is willing to do anything in order to help Macbeth become king. The devotion of both Lady Macbeth to Macbeth and Medea to Jason allows readers to identify with them. However, it is the betrayal of Medea, and Lady Macbeth’s quest for her husband’s kingship that causes both characters to transition into their ruthless nature. Femininity is an important theme because Lady Macbeth and Medea initially exuded love and selflessness before adopting a more masculine role. Lady Macbeth and Medea are therefore considered tragic heros because they put their loyalty above their own self-worth.