She takes authority over him by forcing him to wrongfully commit actions which, as a result, end in a disaster. Due to Lady Macbeth’s domination over Macbeth, her depleting power over him results in the loss of authority over his mental state, her self-control deteriorating, and the occurrence of her tragic suicide. The once powerful Lady Macbeth that takes advantage of her husband’s free will lost authority over his mental state. When Macbeth decides in killing Banquo he decides on not telling his wife, Lady Macbeth, who gives him advice and support. Lady Macbeth tells him what to do, but this time, he arranges the plan with no guidance from her.
Lady Macbeth has no true attraction to Macbeth himself, but rather to the power he now contains. Macbeth is clearly distraught after killing Duncan, and his ambition to become king is gone. He explains to Lady Macbeth that they will do no more for the throne. Lady Macbeth takes this almost as an insult and decides she need to keep his drive high. She explains that her “hands are of your
I am afraid to think what I have done; look on 't again I dare not” (Shakespeare 169). Macbeth is expressing his guilt to Lady Macbeth by saying that he refuses to let the recurring thought of the murder come across his mind once again. He is too scared to keep reliving the moment over and over. This is another instance that leads to Lady Macbeth being more guilty as a result of making Macbeth eliminate Duncan. In this, the reader can tell that Macbeth wasn’t sure he wanted to murder Duncan to the guilt due to the guilt that Macbeth expresses throughout the
Good Ol’ Colonialism Rape, murder, and disease; this is how we see the early colonial conquest by England. In the time that The Tempest was written the view on colonialism was quite different. Shakespeare, being very influential on the general population, could have easily made his opinions know and raise positive feelings,in his plays, about controversial actions being made by his beloved Queen and country. Shakespeare shows, in “The Tempest”, that colonialism is not the vile act that destroys native peoples through enslavement, power hungriness, and murder; but rather a necessary step in helping a native peoples who are left behind from society. In the late fifteenth century a young man left his home and family to join a troupe of actors,
He regarded women as weak human beings, who could easily fall in temptation, as a result of his mother’s betrayal. In Act 3, Scene I, Hamlet clearly states that he did not love Ophelia, “You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not”. But by taking into account the circumstances in which this conversation happened, the statement cannot be considered true. At this point, he was being driven by the rage that had been building up in his
Macbeth is a play about subterfuge and trickery. Macbeth, his wife, and the three Weird Sisters are linked in their mutual refusal to come right out and say things directly. Instead, they rely on implications, riddles, and ambiguity to evade the truth. Macbeth’s ability to manipulate his language and his public image in order to hide his foul crimes makes him a very modern-seeming politician. However, his inability to see past the witches’ equivocations—even as he utilizes the practice himself—ultimately leads to his downfall.
In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has power over her husband and manipulates his thoughts to kill others in order to gain more power; however, the plan failed as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lost their sanity and brought their reign to an end by bringing misery and misfortune to everyone around them. Also, in Othello, Desdemona went against her father by sneaking out to marry Othello and completely went against the female norms by joining Othello to the battlefield. As a result, the antagonist manipulated Othello into killing Desdemona due to her determination and independence. Shakespeare has always portrayed females as strong, prideful and independent individuals who aren’t afraid of speaking up to defend their thoughts, however, due to the long-established gender roles, these individual will ultimately bring bad omen to their own family and lead them to their own
Ophelia stops loving Hamlet when her brother and father told her. Also, the news that Hamlet turned into a mad person weakened her more. Her father's death makes her more insane. Ophelia kills herself because she could not take the death of her father being killed by her love. And Hamlet asked her to become a nun which weakened her and eventually made her kill herself.
The letter is an implication of an impending fate in relation to Antoinette. unwillingly or not, the letter will have an impact on Rochester’s perspective and viewpoint. Furthermore, the letter is foreshadowed through Rochester mind: "as for the little girl, antoinetta, as soon as she can walk she hide herself if she see anybody. She marry again to the rich Englishman mr mason, and there is much I could say about that but you won’t believe so I shut my mouth. the madness gets worse and she has to be shut away for she try to kill her husband- madness not being all either" (Rhys 63).
Based on the legal definition of insanity as being a “n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior”(dictionary.law.com). By using this definition of insanity, it establishes a set of guidelines that establish Hamlet as being mad and as proves that he is insane. The first evidence that shows Hamlet’s insanity would be when he first sees his father’s ghost. In the play after Hamlet has already confronted his mother and killed Polonius, he is confronted by the ghost who tells him to not hurt his mother.