She takes authority over him by forcing him to wrongfully commit actions which, as a result, end in a disaster. Due to Lady Macbeth’s domination over Macbeth, her depleting power over him results in the loss of authority over his mental state, her self-control deteriorating, and the occurrence of her tragic suicide. The once powerful Lady Macbeth that takes advantage of her husband’s free will lost authority over his mental state. When Macbeth decides in killing Banquo he decides on not telling his wife, Lady Macbeth, who gives him advice and support. Lady Macbeth tells him what to do, but this time, he arranges the plan with no guidance from her.
Even though Macbeth murdered the king, her wasn’t certain that he wanted to commit the crime. He became very guilty after he murdered Duncan, making Lady Macbeth more guilty as well. Macbeth states, “Listening their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’ when they did say ‘God bless us!’ (Shakespeare 168). After murdering Duncan Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he could not say amen. He committed a crime so he feels that he is no longer under the protection of God.
From a happy marriage to the Macbeths' no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger for power. Through it all would you consider Lady Macbeth’s suicide was a cowardly case? MacBeth did not care about who he had to kill in order to be high and powerful. You can see his obsession to become the king and have that title, just by hearing the witches prophecy.”All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
When Macbeth kills Duncan he says that only “the innocent sleep” and he “hath murdered sleep”. Macbeth feels that he is the true murderer but as seen in Lady Macbeth's tortured state after, it presents compelling evidence for her role in it all. She questions her inability to not get the “blood” of her hands, “What, will these hands never be clean?” (5.1.37) and goes on to exclaim that no matter what, no amount of “all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten (her) hand” (5.1. 43). Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking and
According Doc C: Ophelia’s father Polonius was killed which really affected her and she became crazy. Then Hamlet lies to her saying he never really loved her which made her situation worse. And she was set up to see why hamlet is acting crazy and is spied on by Claudius to see where hamlet is week. So, as you can see Ophelia is put
Her legacy is shattered as the primary person that would remember her fondly and pass down these memories through the generations, betrays her. Along with Macbeth's actions, his inactions equally prove his utter lack of respect for his deceased wife; he did not weep, fall to his knees, or react angrily. Lady Macbeth dies, and Macbeth promptly betrays her, destroying her reputation, which her actions certainly merit. In addition, in the dramatic final scene Macbeth's head is viciously chopped off by one of the surviving victims of his crimes, Macduff. After Macduff defeats Macbeth in a duel, the following stage directions say: "Enter Macduff with Macbeth's head.
To add on, Antigone feels she has no free will as “the curse arising from a mother’s marriage bed” (361) seals her fate. She purposely defies Creon’s word, but her punishment was a harsh, unmerited death as the God’s need to each Creon a lesson. Antigone is not fully responsible for her fate. She just happens to be under the ruling of a bad King that stops her from what she thinks is most important in life; burying her brother. As shown, the themes of the play develop just as the characters reveal their true
With my sword/ I’ll prove the lie thou speak'st” (V.vii.10-14) leading to Macbeth and Young Siward fighting in which Young Siward is slain. Attacking Macbeth shows free will because there was no foreshadowing or previous events leading up to him attacking Macbeth. The next example of fate is when Fleance escaped the murderers Macbeth sent for him and his father. As Fleance escapes the murderer says “There’s but one down; the son is fled ”(III.iv.24). This shows fate because the witches showed Macbeth that the descendants of Banquo would be king.
The hired murderers kill Banquo but mistakenly allow Fleance to escape. At a celebratory banquet that night, Macbeth is thrown into a state of horror when the ghost of the murdered Banquo appears at the dining table. Again, his wife tries to strengthen Macbeth, but the strain is clearly beginning to show. The following day, Macbeth returns to the same Witches who initially foretold his destiny. This time, the Witches not only confirm that the sons of Banquo will rule in Scotland, but they also add a new prophecy: Macbeth will be invincible in battle until the time when the forest of Birnam moves towards his stronghold at Dunsinane and until he meets an enemy "not born of woman."
Being his wife she has even darker plans for him before he was even thinking of doing anything about the crown. She hatches a plot to frame the guards for the murder by leaving the knife Macbeth uses to kill the King near them while they are drugged. Macbeth does the deed of killing Duncan but brings the knife back and is very set back by what he just did and completely forgets he is supposed to leave the knife near the guards to make it look like they did. Lady Macbeth goes back and does this herself showing her utter ruthlessness to get Macbeth on the throne more than he really even wants to. She questions his ability to do the task, “IF we should fail?