Macbeth Manhood Quotes Analysis

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Manhood is defined as the state or period of being a man rather than a child. The whole Macbeth play is surrounded by manhood. Macbeth was always trying to prove his manhood he always wanted to be the man and the boss of everything and everyone. He made it so difficult for other people to show their manhood and most of the ones that expressed their manhood were killed. Macbeth was the definition of a “man” wanting to control everyone all the time from the citizens of Scotland to his wife, I believe that in that time period it was so common for men to be controlling and bossy and Macbeth always tried to show that there was no one like him and he was not scared to demonstrate how far he could go to let everyone know that he was the boss, he was willing to kill. Macbeth was a selfish human, he never cared about anybody else but him, and he did not mind abandoning his family to save himself. Just by reading the play of Macbeth you can find out how harsh it was for people to live in those …show more content…

There are some quotes in the play that really demonstrate how Lady Macbeth questioned Macbeth’s Manhood. There is a part where Lady Macbeth says In Act 1 scene 7 "When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man." In this quote it demonstrates to us how Lady Macbeth questioned Macbeth’s Manhood in order to convince him to do things that would demonstrate that he actually is a “man” and according to Lady Macbeth doing what in this case was murdering King Duncan would make Macbeth much more than a man. In conclusion and in my opinion Manhood is one of the biggest factors in the play. Where everyone was willing to murder and leave their morals behind in order to accomplish what they wished for. Not caring who they were going to kill and who they were going to abandon or whose lives they were going to ruin. Because according to the play and whatever has to be done will be

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