Lady Macbeth Character Analysis

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Lady Macbeth is an important character in William Shakespeare’s play, “Macbeth”. In the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth seems to be the ideal woman whom a man prefers to encourage Macbeth to achieve success beyond boundaries. Lady Macbeth is empowered to go beyond the boundaries set up by the society for a woman when pushed to stand firmly and take decisions like a man who is the head of any family. Lady Macbeth is a tactful wife to Macbeth, to whom provides ultimate support and help, though not geared by love but greed. (Shakespeare 36) She is a fervent woman who loves power and independence and is ready to do anything to grab whatever she has focused on. Evil and greed are encrypted in her heart although her facial expression reveals her as a charming woman, happily married to the famous, noble, kind hearted Macbeth.

Lady Macbeth has the skills of a great manipulator. Lady Macbeth 's entire life and relationship with Macbeth is synchronous with the biblical story of Samson and Delila. Lady Macbeth plots and executes the plan to assassinate Duncan. From this point on, the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth undergo a change. At the start of the play, Lady Macbeth’s relationship with Macbeth is extraordinary and both have no secrets between the two. In, fact Lady Macbeth 's husband writes a letter to in Act 1, Scene 5 informing her about the victory and the encounter with the witches. Macbeth shares apprehensions about what the future will be holding

for the couple.

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