The play Macbeth by Shakespeare is a play about a couple who is power hungry. They receive some news from three witches about Macbeth being king, this drives the couple insane. Throughout the play peer pressure is shown by Lady Macbeth pushing Macbeth to his limits to fulfill the prophecies and earn the throwe. In the beginning of the play is where the first example of peer pressure is shown. Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth to kill King duncan so that he can replace him on the throne. They plan to get everyone drunk and then make it look like the guards killed them. While the plan is in motion Macbeth starts to think that they should go through with it. Lady Macbeth says, “Was the hope drunk, where in you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?”.(1.7.36-37). In that quote Lady Macbeth was talking about how Macbeth doesn’t seem so sure about this idea even though he …show more content…
After she read the letter that her husband addressed to her she said, "Hurry home so I can twist your thinking with my sharp words toward the obstacles that stand in the way of your crowning, a rise to greatness that destiny and the witches have promised" (I.V.24-29). She had a sneaky plan to murder King Duncan. Lady Macbeth didn’t see a problem or anything wrong with killing King Duncan; she only saw it as a way to gain more power and a way to take over the throne. Lady Macbeth called upon the evil supernatural spirits to help get her in the frame of mind to peer pressure Macbeth into doing what she wants and says. She said, "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe topful of direst cruelty. " (I.V.30-33). In that quote Lady Macbeth is basically telling the evil spirits to fill her with negative and violent thoughts. To give her murderous thoughts and to make her less like a women and more manly. This is so she can do these acts by herself and she still won’t feel any
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Macbeth Lost Control There are often people in this world that can never have enough or always want what they can’t have. Are you one of those people? In Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia.
Initially, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth by planning Duncan's murder and also telling him to stronger then who is. Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that he is not a men, “And live a coward in thine own esteem / letting I dare, not wait upon I would / like the poor cat i’ th’ adage” (1.7.46-49). Lady Macbeth calls him a coward and a pussy cat. Afterwards, she is mocking him by saying, he is afraid to do what it takes.
Macbeth should be taught in every high school class. While this play in unique in many ways, it also displays many morals along with it. Every single teenager encounters peer pressure at some point during high school. This play shows peer pressure from an extreme view. Macbeth is peer pressured by Lady Macbeth into killing King Duncan.
“There is a sufficiency in the world for man 's need but not for man 's greed.” This quote was spoken from a wise Indian activist, what he says is a correlation towards the rising greed aspect of the character Macbeth. This play Macbeth was about a soldier who became greedy with power. It is about Macbeth’s Tyrant display when he kills Duncan and orders Banquo to be killed and other violent acts.
Imagination’s Power (An analysis of Macbeth Acts 1 and 2 and the role of imagination) The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful, that is simply known to us as the word imagination. All of the creativity that we possess within ourselves comes from our mind’s, although that does not mean that it is always used for a better cause. The main character in Macbeth, portrays himself as this rather fearless character, yet as the play progresses you notice how his mind is easily shaken.
Franz Kafka, a novelist, once stated that, "A book is an ax for the frozen sea within. " The quote compares the human condition to that of a frozen sea, and literature as the axe that breaks through and unlocks it. Literature is something that should cause individuals to learn more about themselves through books that express strong messages about humanity. Powerful messages that the reader recognizes are messages that invoke thinking from the reader, otherwise it would be impact less.
Lady Macbeth is calling to the spirits to assist her murderous ideations and to do that make her less of a women and more like man which will then fill her with deadly cruelty. This supports how she feels, about needing to be manly to commit these horrible
People for centuries have had some type of power. Some choose to use the power for the betterment of the world, others are overcome with their power. This causes them to cheat, lie, and betrayed friends around them. Having the ability to control people, or being rich can and most likely will change a person. There is many examples of this over the ages.
Throughout history many leaders have had large amounts of power that eventually led to their fall because of poor decisions that were influenced by others. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character, Macbeth is a nobleman to King Duncan. During this play Macbeth has a chance to take the place of King Duncan. When Macbeth’s wife Lady Macbeth finds out she soon gets involved in immoral ways. Shakespeare is trying to show that people that have a chance at power can be manipulated into doing wrong things by those around them causing their downfall.
In the play, Lady Macbeth states, “Under my battlements. Come, you spirits, that tend on mortal thoughts…Make thick my blood” ( I. v. 37-41). This evidence shows that Lady Macbeth is ruthless, and calls on the spirits of evil to rid her weakness and guilt for her murdering’s, Lady Macbeth has more ambition than her husband and has the power to push him to murder King Duncan. Nevertheless, ambition still holds the most power to influence the actions of others. In the play, Macbeth states, “Why do I yield to that
“Come you spirits/ That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here/ And fill me from the crown to the toe topfull/ Of direst cruelty; make thick my blood,/ Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse.” (1.5.38-42). In William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is asking the spirits to make her like a man, make her cruel, and not allow her to feel remorse so she can have the strength for King Duncan's murder. On many separate occasions that Lady Macbeth reveals the spirits inside her.
The intentions of Lady Macbeth had always been to make those around her as weak as possible, and then attack them. This was how she always got her way, rather it be the death of the king and his men for more power, the unknowing servitude of her husband, or the attack of Macduff to keep a
In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the play shows representation towards all us. When we give into the pressure of external forces, we lose our self and it causes downfall. The witches prophecy was intimidating towards Macbeth and makes him feel pressured. Macbeth loses sense of himself, due to external forces, while Lady Macbeth puts alot of pressure on Macbeth, resulting in downfall. The witches prophecy was intimidating towards Macbeth and makes him feel pressured.