Gender Stereotypes In Macbeth

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The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare explore an abundance of encounter to the rigidity of gender representation. Throughout many of his plays, Shakespeare depict gender role as not being a stereotype and the gender did not define who or how they act. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both display traits that are not the way how a male and female should act. Shakespeare proves that not all men can kill easily and how female aren’t fragile and innocent like they look. When the three witches first appearance they wasn’t acting like women suppose to act or look even like a woman should be. In Act 1,scene 3, the first witch said “ I 'll drain him dry as hay.Sleep shall neither night nor day Hang upon his penthouse lid. He shall live a man…show more content…
When Malcolm and Macduff force where charging into the castle Macbeth act like a man and he didn’t surrender. He didn’t commit suicide, he would rather be kill by someone and die like a man. “ why should I play the Roman fool and die On mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes Do better upon them.(5.8.1-5) As a true warrior on the field he would rather be stab by the sword. Macbeth quote “ Lay on, Macduff, And damned be him that first cries” this sate that Macduff was the first man to cried and Macbeth also believe that man wasn’t supposed to cried too. Shakespeare explain that as a man you shouldn’t cry or it will be a dishonor. The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare explores and challenge the idea of traditional gender role. Shakespeare use female character to play strong sense of masculine traits while the male character are actually shown with feminine traits. A man physical strength is represented as being strong and brave but in Shakespeare story he show that men can end up being the weak one while women can be the strong one like Lady Macbeth who has the power to call Macbeth a girl. The gender role that shakespeare show how the character transition into more of their gender roles and how it lead to their

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