Macbeth is a brilliant solider and patriotic to King Duncan. The king refers to Macbeth as, “Valiant Cousin,” thus showing that the two have a very close relationship. Macbeth is faced with a moral crisis that he should kill King Duncan and take to the throne or leave him and carry on being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth entices him to commit the murder because she is just as ambitious as her husband and she persuades him by questioning his manhood. She even calls upon the dark spirits to take away her soft womanliness.
In the poem and stories of Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and my last Duchess the women and men caused destructive love because they wanted control. In Macbeth, lady macbeth talks macbeth into things he doesn 't want to do. Also in Wuthering Heights Catherine doesn 't marry heathcliff because he doesn 't have money. In My Last Duchess he has his wife killed because she is paying other men attention. In Macbeth, lady Macbeth talks her husband Macbeth into things he doesn 't want to do.
From the moment that she receives the letter from Macbeth, where he announces her that he has become king of Cawdor and the witch´s predictions, Lady Macbeth starts showing her ambition. The gender starts to be out of its traditional order. Lady Macbeth´s usurpation role in her marriage and her ruling paper over her husband shows up. Furthermore, she wants to do the bloody actions to seize the crown. When she says, “unsex me here”, she wants her femininity to be taken away because she thinks that men are more courageous, and she needs bravery to kill Duncan.
Alcohol is a fluid that messes with one’s mind, one not being in full control. Here, Macbeth was under his wife’s influence to obtain the throne. Macbeth was very cowardly and questioning of his choice in scene I, act V, in which Lady Macbeth attempts to “pour my spirits in thine ear.”(I.V.26). Shakespeare uses “spirits” as a way to communicate the idea of influence to go through with the plan to kill the king. Accordingly, Lady Macbeth’s lust for power is transferred to Macbeth through alcohol.
Lady Macbeth is said to be the most ambitious in the play and that definitely shows throughout. At the beginning of the play its easily shown that Macbeth was heavily influenced by his wife’s ideas. Further into the play, Macbeth was kind of reluctant about going through with killing Duncan because if he did that, he had the risk of losing the positive opinions people had about him. His wife knew what his weak spot was and once she heard about his hesitance about killing Duncan, she went straight to attacking his courage. She says that she herself would kill her own child in order to achieve her own goals.
The natural and moral evil in them is exposed as they push their moral boundaries to keep their power. Lady Macbeth knows that her husband is capable of becoming king, but he lacks the sense to realize his full ambition on his own because he “too full of th’ milk of human kindness to take the steps necessary to make himself king (1.5.15). Lady Macbeth feels that she must actively urge Macbeth to kill Duncan, the king at the time, so that
We are shown this throughout the play as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plan and successfully murder King Duncan to become the next King and Queen. The decision made by Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan through manipulation and driving Macbeth to insanity resulted in a broken relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The text suggests how marriage may start on trust but someone may convince you to do things they want and to please them you’ll do it but you'll go against your morals which will end up wrecking your relationship, as successful relationship requires teamwork and compromise This shows me as a reader that there is always the good and bad side of things therefore we shouldn't be manipulated to do things we don't want to do because it can result in major
In the entirety of the play Macbeth gains power by murdering his enemies and those who suspect him. This also ties into his downfall, if you hear the witches prophecies clearly you might be able to tell that they also predict that happening. Yet Macbeth blinded by power has overlooked this and is only looking to gain more strength and build on what he has already. “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t.”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet.
Harrington is certainly correct to argue that Winnie receives sympathy because she is the victim of her circumstance, but the sympathy Winnie receives is more akin to that a domestic abuse victim would receive than merely a victim of the patriarchy. Winnie recognises this, and her decision to kill Verloc, therefore, may not be one that stems solely from Stevie’s death, as the novel seems to suggest (the ‘resemblance of her face with that of her brother grew with every step’; she appears to almost become Stevie in order to kill her husband (pp. 192)), but one that also originates with her own self-hatred of a wasted life. Harrington also argues Conrad’s heroines’ suicides are ‘[remedies] to the impossible liberation provided by the crime’ (Harrington, pp. 51), but this is doubtful.