William Shakespeare portrayed the character Lady Macbeth to be extremely ruthless, malicious and manipulative. Thus, being the reason she could easily convince Macbeth to do her will, yet still put on such a convincing performance in front of those who knew nothing of her and her husband’s actions. Lady Macbeth shows her complexity constantly throughout the story when she shares her view-point on masculinity by demasculinizing her own husband, when she strategically plans the murder of the King Duncan, and finally when she finally goes crazy because of the guilt she possesses for not only her own actions but also turning her own husband into a
As soon as Lady Macbeth finds out that Duncan, the king of Scotland, is coming to their castle, she acts crazy, wants to be “[unsexed] and [filled] from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty” since her husband has received a prophecy that he will become king (Shakespeare 1.5.40-41). 6. She wants to be filled with direst cruelty because later on in the play, she has the idea of killing Duncan but can perform better with the mortal thoughts she is asking for. 7. This action shows the reader a lot about how Lady Macbeth becomes evil and mysterious in act one and
You reap what you sow, as they would say. Macbeth is an ambitious man; he probably is too ambitious for his own good. He made immoral decisions like killing AlNesseyan 4 King Duncan, all because of the idea of being king himself. His greed and ambitions was ultimately the cause of his death. In conclusion Macbeth’s downfall was caused by a combination of people namely; The Witches, King Duncan, Macduff, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth
Additionally, Macbeth is also scared when his wife brings the idea of murder to the table. Even after the murder happens, Macbeth says, “To know my deed, ‘twere best not know myself ” (Shakespeare 72). This shows taking charge by whatever means make him uncomfortable and making him unwilling to do many things. Moreover, Macbeth is seen weak when is is guilty for the murder and wishes duncan was still alive and regretting actions. He even hallucinates of a dagger with blood because he is so traumatized by the murder.While this is happening Lady Macbeth is almost unaffected and commands her husband to wash his hand and dispose of his close taking care of the necessary means for them not to get caught.
Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
This relates to the theme of jealousy because Mr. Putnam is so jealous of other people’s land that he accuses them of witchcraft so they lose their belongings, and he can take it. In addition, Ann Putnam is Very jealous of Rebecca Nurse. Ann Putnam thinks she is cured because she has lost so many children and Rebecca Nurse has so many. Mrs. Putnam is telling the jury “You think it God’s work you should never lose a child, nor a grandchild either, and I burry all but one?” (Miller, 152) Ann is so jealous that she accuses goody nurse of witchcraft because she thinks Mrs. Putnam put a spell on her not to have kids. Mr. Putnam later says “When Reverend Hale comes; you will proceed to look for signs of witchcraft here.” (Miller, 152) As Arthur Miller reminded you, you can see jealousy is one of the worst emotions out there bringing the worst out of people?
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
She mentions the night of Duncan’s murder when she says, “will these hands ne’er be clean [of blood]” (5.1.39). Her heart contains the guilt of all the evil deeds she has done, and her body is paying by not letting her sleep properly. The doctor says “Unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles” (5.1.65-65) referring to the trouble of sleeplessness Lady Macbeth faces from the unnatural deed of murdering many people. She is damned due to the feeling of guilt, which eats her up inside and causes her to lose sleep. This guilt is caused by all of the evil she does, and sees her husband do; ultimately, her sleeplessness is caused by the evil inside of her and around her.
Shakespeare uses that diction to show the audience that he is really going crazy. When Hamlet says this to Polonius at first he acts like it is a joke but after he says “except my life” three times he starts to realize he has gone crazy, because the craziness he was faking at first is truly how Hamlet feels. This also shows how he is truly thinking about suicide and he is not stable minded,
Lady Macbeth, his wife, also feels the effects of power driving her crazy. In the beginning of act five, Lady Macbeth begins to show that this need for power is having a very crazy effect on her, as she yells and washes her hands with bleach. “Out, damned spot, out, I say!” (Macbeth 5.1.37). Lady Macbeth needed so much power that she took part in the murder of King Duncan, but it ends up just making her go crazy and see things that are not really there. This same original need for power drives Lady Macbeth crazy enough to kill herself.