Theme Of Sinner In Macbeth

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Sin, Sinner, Crimes, and Lady Macbeth
It is believed that a sin is a sin no matter under what circumstances it was committed. But is it right to believe this? A person who commits a sin is labeled for life as a sinner or criminal, but sometimes, it happens, that there are times when people do commit such mistakes for which they heavily repent. However, what right do common humans have to make a judgment about anyone other than themselves? What may appear to be true may not be the reality at all. This is a philosophical aspect thoroughly exhibited through Lady Macbeth, a female protagonist from the great tragic play Macbeth, by Shakespeare. Lady Macbeth is presented to be a fiend -like character throughout the play but there is a significant
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Although as the theme of the play demonstrates, appearance is not always what is seems and this, can be clearly seen through lady Macbeth’s character change from before being crowned queen and after being crowned queen. From the very beginning Lady Macbeth is portrayed evil, which is an overview that the audience see, but the bigger picture is often not looked at. When Lady Macbeth performs her soliloquy to call on the spirits to, “Come, spirits that tend on mortal thoughts /unsex me here,” (Act 1, scene 5, line 38-39). Another interpretation of this soliloquy is that she actually needs the help of spirits to make her stronger. If she already were cruel and evil, she would not need to take the help of spirits to “ unsex her” which signifies her willing to loose her female personality and gaining strength and courage in return. Although, she calls on the spirits to make her ruthless and demonic, she still ends up weak and broken towards the end of her life. In her later thoughts she demonstrates a degree of understanding of her crime as she says “murders have been performed, too terrible for the ear.” (Act 3, scene 4, Line 122). It cannot be avoided is the fact that despite all her actions, she acknowledges the degree of her crime, and shows guilt where if she was actually demonic, she would not feel any remorse or guilt towards any of the…show more content…
Shakespeare tactically presents this idea in depth through Lady Macbeth. He presents an overview of her fiend like character in the beginning, which is the reason the audience believe she is one but the matter of fact is that she is not. As the play progresses, Lady Macbeth does change in the perspectives of the audience as her inner self is more seen. Through the play Shakespeare forces the audience to think about how appearances can be
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