Lady Macbeth Deceptive Analysis

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Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a power hungry and vindictive women, whose character is against the stereotypes of a Jacobean woman.
Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a deceptive woman, who uses the fact that she is a woman as a weapon. ‘Why, worthy thane, you do unbend your noble strength to think.’ Lady Macbeth is talking to Macbeth. She begins by praising him, ‘worthy’, however ends the speech with orders and telling Macbeth that he did things wrong, she also insults him ‘infirm of purpose’. Macbeth would be proud of himself because Lady Macbeth is his wife and her opinion means a lot to him. Lady Macbeth is skilful with words, such as ‘worthy’ and ‘my husband’. Macbeth is the man in the relationship, but he still needs Lady Macbeth’s
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As soon as Macbeth is informed of the prophecy that he will be king, from the witches, he tells Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth starts persuading Macbeth to kill the current king, King Duncan, and rule Scotland, with Lady Macbeth by his side. Macbeth opposes the idea of killing Duncan at first, but at the end he is broken and Lady Macbeth’s will is done. This implies that Lady Macbeth is very persuasive and can control Macbeth, ‘we’ll not fail’ Lady Macbeth to Macbeth. In the Jacobean era, the wife would not be able or allowed to argue with her husband, however Lady Macbeth made Macbeth kill the king, which suggests that she wants to be powerful and doesn’t care how she gets it. The theme in this scene is power and the hunger for it. Power is the fuel that Lady Macbeth craves and is the reason for many…show more content…
This suggests that Lady Macbeth has some business with the supernatural, maybe the witches or she is a witch. She could be mad and be talking to herself. ‘Smoke of hell’ this is a metaphor so that what she might do will be covered up, or we can take it literally, as if this was a spell. We link hell to the devil, in the Jacobean era women would give their souls and have intercourse with the devil in trade for their powers that will make them a witch. Therefore the theory that Lady Macbeth is a witch is likely. The theme is this scene is supernatural. This theme is important in the play because without the witches there would be no story. The audiences will be uncomfortable and quite scared of her because witches can kill people. They would be immersed into the play because of the

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