Role Of Manhood In Macbeth

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(The Analysis of Manhood In The Play Macbeth Acts 1-4)

Have you ever been questioned about your manhood? Many people are, and this causes them to do things that they may not want to do. Showing off to a girl, or even a guy showing his friends that he is manly, may also play a part in this. Showing people you level of manhood may end badly, but it may also be good in the end. In the play Macbeth, there are many characters that succumb to having to prove how manly they really are.

The first character in the play Macbeth who was challenged to show how manly he is, was Macbeth himself. His wife, Lady Macbeth, played a huge role in this. She not only wanted him to be king, but she wanted to be Queen just as much. So because Macbeth was scared to kill the king, Lady Macbeth questioned his manhood. In act 1 scene 7, macbeth tells his wife that a real man wouldn’t murder someone. …show more content…

Ross and Lady Macduff are talking when she brings up her husband. She tells Ross that she doesn’t trust Macduff any longer, and believes he is a traitor. She also tells him, “To leave his wife, to leave his babes, his mansion and his titles, in a place from whence himself does fly? He loves us not.” (Act IV scene 2, lines 6-8) So, Macduff just up and left his family and everything he had worked for. A man doesn’t jut up and leave something like that, and because he did so, you could say that he is not a man at all.
In conclusion, the theme of manhood in the play Macbeth, is brought of several times. When your manhood is challenged, you tend to do things you may not want to, to show that you are, in fact, manly. With the characters in the play, this happened a few times. Other times; however, something good happened that showed how that person could actually be considered manly. In the end, doing something bad doesn’t show you have a high level of manhood, but rather shows that you have no conscience in the things you

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