The fact that she is questioning whether people know what she has done shows that people probably do know. She blames Macbeth because he upset everything “with this starting”(5.1.47). She is being consumed by the guilt that her “hands ne’er be clean?”(5.1.45). The “smell of the blood” haunts her and nothing will “sweeten this little hand”(5.1.53-55). The blood she has spilt is driving her to her own demise.
Lady Macbeth’s signs of guilt first surface in Act 3 Scene 2, where her sanity begins to deteriorate. Thinking out loud she says, “Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content.” All the trouble they went through to get what they wanted was a waste because it cost them their peace of mind. Fear and anxiety are taking over Lady Macbeth to the point of bringing out the humility from deep within her as she refers to her husband as “my lord.” Earlier she spoke at Macbeth and challenged his manliness.
”(V.i.43-44). She is starting to smell the blood from when Macbeth and her took responsibility of King Duncan’s death. Lady Macbeth hasn’t felt as much guilt in the beginning like Macbeth. She starts feeling it more at the end, while her mind processes it. Lady Macbeth is also starting to be very mentally ill due to all the actions of
Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
(Gates) By her family saying these things about Hamlet to her in a way she begins to doubt herself and her self-worth. But soon after this talk Ophelia obeys her brother and fathers wishes and ends her relationship with Hamlet because the love of her family means everything to her. The lack of respect her family has for Hamlet and their break-up payed a significant role in the beginning of her downward spiral into
Lady Macbeth saved Macbeth more than once during the times Macbeth was hallucinating. Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that he is only visualizing and Macbeth should be strong and brave. The witches started the thwarting plan, but Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that Macbeth’s plans may fail, and Macbeth may not be capable of making his plan corporeal. The three witches have a master called Hecate. Hecate is a part of the plan to harm Macbeth, but Hecate wanted to harm Macbeth even worse than the three witches.
The play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is largely based on stereotypes. The most prevalent one explores the difference between gender roles. Glaspell exerts the repression of women in the 1900s. During that time, women were highly looked down upon by men, and were only seen as the housekeepers and child bearers. This example is displayed throughout the play with the men, however, the women in this play prove that the stereotypes of gender roles held against them are completely wrong, which is shown through the characters, set design, and symbolism.
Like above, Juliet is clearly unsatisfied by the undertakings of her parents, as a result of the feud. Although, this time she sees the fear in defying her fate, but disregarded it. “That is renowned for faith? Be fickle, Fortune.” (3.5.62).
Macbeth is a piece of Shakespeare that will last forever. It is a tale of manipulation, murder, deceit, and a man falling into all these traps. A man whose quest for the throne turns him into a murder, his conscious gets consumed by bloodshed and greed. Shakespeare uses blood in a symbolic way throughout the story. Being that the story weighs heavily on blood and guilt, blood represents life at the beginning of the play and then turns into guilt throughout the story.
Macbeth is a famous play which was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The play explores various themes throughout its course, as it demonstrates how far a man’s aspirations can cause him to go. Undoubtedly, it is one of the bloodiest plays that Shakespeare has written, with the main character Macbeth senselessly shedding blood after blood. Clearly, it was his strong desire for power that led him to kill countless people so that he could maintain his position on the throne. His doom was made inevitable due to the self-assured personality he had developed.
Being in a certain gender do not mean that an individual has to fulfill the expectations and images that the society has set for those individuals. It means that both male and female can have some traits that their opposite gender has. In the story of Macbeth by Willam Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth is the female character who has masculine traits and a woman who is in charge in her relationship, that she even take charge on every plan that both her and Macbeth must do in order to fulfill their ambitions. Macbeth is the male character who has a lot female traits that even his wife have question his manliness and she fears that his female nature would get in the way on something that they both want to achieve. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth portrays
Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s iconic tragedies, a story where no one truly wins. Although the rise and fall of a tyrannical ruler who massacred to achieve his rank is disastrous enough, the true tragedy is the story of Lady Macbeth. A strong woman forced into a pit of self-loathing by a misogynistic society, who then is mercilessly blamed for the actions of her husband, who hid his cruelty behind cowardice. A woman who was so desperate for relief from her own inner agony, that she was blinded to Macbeth’s clever rouse. A rouse no one else ever saw through, yet Lady Macbeth bears the brunt of the blame.
Gender-Role Reversal in Macbeth During the time period in which Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, the frail, tender, and submissive stereotype of women was in full force. Yet, in Macbeth, Shakespeare writes women to be powerful, intelligent, and dominant; Macbeth was full of gender-role reversals. Lady Macbeth showed many examples of this althroughout this five act play.