Her initial manipulation attempts are unsuccessful, but Marie continues: “She harassed and bedeviled him so, / that he had no choice but to tell her” (lines 87-88). The use of “harassed and bedeviled” instantly casts his wife’s insistence as suspicious and malicious. Marie confirms the suspicions when the wife schemes with a knight who loved her to get rid of Bisclavret. Even though “she’d never loved [the knight] at all,” the wife offers herself to him in return for stealing Bisclavret’s clothes (line 107). “So Bisclavret was betrayed, / ruined by his own wife” (line 125-126, emphasis added).
“What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man” (Macbeth, act 1, scene 7.) Her words did the trick and he killed the king, thus keeping her hands clean and proving that women can easily control a man. Women tempt men’s willpower with their seductive nature. Medieval women are known for their sexual prowess.
Stanley developed into an animalistic character that wanted to prove his masculinity by making sure Blanche and everyone else knew that he was the most powerful one in the room. This is unlike chatty Blanche who overzealously tried to let everyone understand that she must be treated like a queen because she is a lady. Femininity is the most important thing to Blanche, and she expresses this by exaggeration and
She does this by making Macbeth feel distressed during her process of coercion. Her final step of inducement consists of turning Macbeth’s own gender against him, “When you durst do it, you were a man” (i.vii.50). This ultimately is the shifting point of the Macbeth’s companionship. Lady Macbeth is so consumed in her own greed that she loses the love of Macbeth throughout the process of enticement. Lady Macbeth is such a strong character that she can maintain a role of innocence while being the centre of control when planning a murder in internal disguise.
In “No Exit,” Estelle is the final prisoner, who was obsessed with her look. She was desperately needs man’s attention and wants to see herself in the mirror to make sure that she is still as gorgeous as when she got send to the hell. She was strongly believed that she does not belong in hell, because her beauty and wealth. She think she has higher place in society, and she is prettier than everyone else, at this moment she is comparing herself to Inez, the other female prisoner. Estelle is like the evil step mom, who will do anything to get to the place that she wanted.
Ambition is a strong force of human nature, which can turn people evil if it takes control of them. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are perfect examples of these type of people. In Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are both thirsty for power which leads them to their ultimate demise. People might expect that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a mundane husband and wife relationship, but instead they are in a divergent relationship, which causes them to influence each other in a way that lead to their downfall. The ambition that Macbeth and Lady macbeth have for power was portrayed by their motives, morals, goals, relationships, consciousness and personalities throughout the play.
In the dramas Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the playwrights use the motifs of gender roles and fantasy vs. reality to further characterize the protagonist. Both Shakespeare and Miller use gender roles throughout their dramas to reveal more about the character of the tragic hero. In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth uses her power over Macbeth to convince him that murdering King DUncan is the only path to ensure their prosperity. She expresses this feeling in stating "glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet i do fear thy nature; it is too full o'th'milk of human kindness."
Everyone desires at least a little power. The poor, the rich, and everything in between. Power plays a big role in Macbeth as Macbeth himself strives to become king, with Lady Macbeth pushing him along, and the Wyrd Sisters lining his future in front of him. Macbeth, the worst combination of greed and power, at first lacks motivation, but soon strives for his own advancements with little regard of the well beings of those around him. ”Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo.
He was confident and very presumptuous. He had the nerve to say, “‘ A woman’s unfailing reaction in any crisis’, the colonel says, ‘is to scream. And while a man may feel like it, he has that ounce more of nerve control than a woman has. And that last ounce more is what counts.” In other words, this just explains how arrogant the colonel actually is. The colonel stands for the women’s block to become independent, make a name for herself.
Lady Macbeth’s lust for power was evident as she pushed Macbeth to kill Duncan because she wanted to be queen, but after the deed is done, it is apparent that it has messed with her mind. If it was a common act to sleepwalk and talk in your sleep the gentlewoman would not assume the doctor could prescribe medicine to help. Lastly, it is apparent that Lady Macbeth’s lust for power drove her to insanity when she committed suicide. Macbeth and Seyton heard a scream and Seyton went to check on the cause. After returning he made the statement, “The queen, my lord, is dead.” (Cowther 5:5: 17).