Role Of Manipulation In Macbeth

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Physiological Manipulation of Macbeth Manipulation is the act of handling or controlling of something in a skillful manner. Macbeth is a play, written by William Shakespeare, that occurs around 11th century Scotland where social hierarchy dominates the land. King Duncan rules Scotland, along with his soldier, Macbeth. Banquo, Macbeth’s fellow soldier and comrade, rides with Macbeth when they both meet three witches. Together, the witches predict ridiculous fortunes concerning Macbeth and Banquo, such as Macbeth being the new Thane of Cawdor and the next king. For Banquo, he is told that his children will become kings. Macbeth and Banquo do not believe the witches until the old Thane of Cawdor is executed for treason. Macbeth reconsiders the ordeal and mails a letter to his wife, detailing her about his encounter with the witches. Driven by pure greed,…show more content…
When Duncan says that he will be coming to Macbeth’s home, Macbeth hides. Duncan and others arrive at Macbeth’s house and Macbeth stays in a separate room. After talking with Duncan, Lady Macbeth questions why Macbeth isn’t out here with them. After looking for Macbeth, she finds him hiding. Lady Macbeth attacks Macbeth’s manhood by saying “[Is] the hope drunk / Wherein you dressed yourself? / Hath it slept since?” (Macbeth 39-40). Lady Macbeth is asking Macbeth if the dream of becoming king is true or not. Lady Macbeth is asking Macbeth if his resolve is worth anything or is it just some drunken thought. Moreover, Lady Macbeth asks, “...Art thou afeard / To be the same in thine own act and valor / As thou art desire…” (43-45). Lady Macbeth is questioning Macbeth’s desires and ambitions. Lady Macbeth is wondering if Macbeth is too scared to get what he wants. Macbeth is wondering if Macbeth is manly enough to usurp the throne. Lady Macbeth’s tactics of attacking Macbeth’s manhood convinced Macbeth to agree with

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