Relationships In Macbeth

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MACBETH Characterizing the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth “I love you till death do us part…” Can both partners in a relationship say this? Or are they just a couple of words put together to please the other partner? Shakespeare gives us a glimpse of what most relationships really are nowadays, through his play Macbeth. Macbeth, written in 1606 in England, is a tragic drama. The play plays around the main themes which are ambition, fate, violence, nature and the unnatural, and manhood. Being “king’ is most probably everyone’s dream, but to what extent is it everyone’s dream…? Often behind every successful man, is a woman, who guides and assists him to persuade his dreams. However, during the time period of the Renaissance,…show more content…
After Macbeth murdered Duncan, the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth gets on the rocks. Furthermore, Lady Macbeth starts to feel the distance that is created between Macbeth and herself, “Nought’s had, all’s spent, / Where our desire is got without content:” (III,ii,4-5). Lady Macbeth still cares greatly about the welfare of Macbeth. However, Macbeth has become so much occupied with the killings, he spends very little time with his wife. Consequently, she starts feeling lonely and traumatized by what she and her husband is doing. Macbeth is now more violent and Lady Macbeth more docile. Both she and her husband are now having visions and hallucinations, “here had we now our country’s honour roof’d, / Were the grac’d person of our Banquo present;” (III,iv,40-41). Macbeth fears that anyone can take the throne from him, so he continues killing people. Theses violent acts cause Macbeth to be more alone and more distant. Nonetheless, Lady Macbeth still cares and loves her husband so much as to cover up for all the mistakes he is doing in front of other…show more content…
Macbeth asks unsympathetically from the doctor how his “patient” is doing, “How does your patient, doctor?” (V,iii,36). Macbeth does not acknowledge Lady Macbeth as his “wife”, rather as the doctor’s “patient”. Macbeth is becoming irrational towards life and the well-being of his wife and himself. Until the death of his wife, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is not having any contact with his wife. Rather, he asks his servants, how his wife is doing. Although he is still concerned about his wife’s health, “Cure her of that:” (V,iii,39), he accepts that everyone has to die some or other day and thus have less resentment left inside him. Even after the death of his wife, Macbeth remains unemotional, “She should have died hereafter;” (V,v,17). Though his spirit breaks down by the passing of his wife, he remains cold-blooded, heartless. To him, death is an infinite sameness. No changes, regardless of who is dying. All the killing is leaving Macbeth
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