From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed. Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth.
Free as a Weed In Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Ophelia is interpreted to be a weak women, who goes mad over her love for Hamlet. She was generally pictured as a young, beautiful, obedient, and pious girl; she was a girl terrified of her father, her brother, and of her lover (“Teker”). However, this interpretation is incorrect. Just as Emily Thorne said, “there are two sides to every story and there are two sides to every person, one that we reveal to the world and one that we keep hidden” (“Thorne”). Ophelia is a women who all her life has been told what to do by the men that she loves.
While the maids voice their opinion about Penelope and pretend to be her, they display their viewpoint on what Penelope’s actual actions are: “Point out those maids as feckless and disloyal, / Snatched by the Suitors as unlawful spoil” (Atwood 150). In other words, the maids accuse Penelope of saying awful things about them so that they are killed. Again, the rhyming shows that the maids claim this, not Penelope. Their perspective is that Penelope turned on them when Odysseus returned home, even though she loved and supported them. Based on what they know, they conclude that Penelope indirectly tells Odysseus to kill them; she does not want them to share her secrets.
Lots of people know about Lady Macbeth, but is she as evil as people think? In the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, a very controversial topic is Lady Macbeth being evil or not. In the play, she starts off being a manipulative wife to her husband, as far as to kill the king. But later she kills herself out of guilt when Scotland is in shambles. Lady Macbeth, after much investigating is truly an evil character, as well as manipulative.
Lady Macbeth starts out the play as a ruthless and ambitious woman but her evil actions that she used to brush off starts to weight on her. After she becomes queen she starts to take notice that she is not as happy as she should be. She says: “Naught’s had, all’s spent, / Where our desire is got without content..” . Lady Macbeth questions her happiness and questions weither her sins are worth the crown. “'Tis safer to be that which we destroy / Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.” Lady Macbeth claims that its better to be the person who were murdered than to be the killer and be tortured by guilt.
Colors that would represent Lady Macbeth are red, black and gray. First, the color red portrays Lady Macbeth because of her ambition and cruelty. A scene that illustrates this would be when Lady Macbeth is persuading Macbeth to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth says “Does unmake you. I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this.” (1.7.54) This quote shows Lady Macbeth’s determination for reaching her desires.
Questions are up in the air and people want to know the answer. In the book, Terrible Typhoid Mary the author Bartoletti illustrates the main character by explaining how unvirtuous, this menacing woman really is and how she will intentionally kill people with her disease. First, Mary Mallon threatens anyone who accuses her of being a carrier of typhoid disease. For this reason, when Mary’s best friend and scientist George Soper accuse her of being a carrier for
Abigail was weak enough to want revenge on Elizabeth Proctor and kill her so John could love Abigail. “Now little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law” (Hale) Abigail Williams in the Crucible is a despicable character that is toxic to every person she commerses with. She portrays the evil of the world and the weakness of fear. She longed for love because of her loneliness and guilt that she could feel deep down inside of her soul. Miller wrote a wonderful play that gave us the thought of how we need to stay strong in the right and smart choices instead of falling to the ridiculous accusations that people make just to get revenge on others.
She participates in many actions that suggest so. In the beginning of the play, she states, “Come, you spirits that server the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!”(I, v, 39-42). So that she may commit the murder of Duncan, Lady Macbeth wishes to be rid of her tender side and replace it with cruelty. To murder Duncan, it will require her to be ruthless and that is what she is wishing from the spirits. In addition to wanting to be evil, Lady Macbeth continues to convey her true side.
Ultimately killing her, as well as the other innocent lives. Shortly after King Duncan and Banquo die, Lady Macbeth passes away due to stress and guilt. Lady Macbeth’s death in the play is almost equally tragic as Macbeths. This also shows that the dagger not only symbolizes death, but also the mental state of the characters and how destructive it can be. Jorgensen writes, “For although his lady for a time dominates him, and although her tragedy is almost equal to his, he dominates the play.” (Jorgensen 1).