Goneril and Regan show superior strength as strong women by being deceitful and cruel towards their father, husbands and finally each other, but their behavior caused everything to happen with dirty intentions, leading to their downfall of power and death (Teach). Shakespeare appears to paints all empowering women as conniving, selfish and evil. Well, "if the shoe fits," Goneril and Regan wear it
Worried that Macbeth would not be capable of walking the quickest path to the throne, killing the current King Duncan, Lady Macbeth calls forth evil spirits to strip her of her weaker, feminine qualities. She says: [U]nsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! (I... ... middle of paper ... ...ay sees a complete transformation in her disposition. Her inescapable femininity, coupled with unbearable remorse for Duncan’s murder as well as several other indirect killings, torments her.
The imagination hides the deceptive woes and moral bankruptcy of every individual. This is why a person must proceed with caution in every relationship. Lady Macbeth’s soliloquies foreshadowed her downfall. Lady Macbeth failed to understand that evil thoughts breed evil deeds; which in turn breed evil deaths. Her destruction started with an evil thought.
Lady Macbeth is a manipulating character that bribes, lies and cheats to get where she wants to be. Lady Macbeth is the backbone for all the chaos and destruction in the play, she craves for power, and she is a very disconfirming wife.
If it were only the witches' prophecies, then Macbeth would surely not have murdered Duncan. It was because Lady Macbeth constantly harassed her husband, that he was driven to commit all this evil. "... her blood thickened, her milk changed to gaul - into the inhuman, the distortion of nature..." (Ludwyk 233). This illustrates the complete metamorphosis of Lady Macbeth from a loving, beautiful, caring, kind wife to a ruthless, nasty, shrew of a woman. The women in this play distort Macbeth's intuition so much that he thinks he is doing the right thing.
I never expected that the maiden would be so evil. I thought she would be different than the other women portrayed in this novel after being locked away for so long. However, the maiden is one of the most deceitful characters in this story. She is tired of being oppressed so she decides that she should have fun and obtain revenge. Her actions are actually small powertrips, her purpose being to have all the control in her affairs.
Deceitful Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth’s wicked character has an extreme impact towards her husband. Lady Macbeth is responsible for influencing her husband to commit both crimes; she unleashes the dark side of him and motivates him to become an evil and horrendous man. In various parts throughout the story we find that Lady Macbeth strives beyond limits to be converted into a bitter and sour women. The audience is revolted by her horrific actions and although she may seem repugnant, she is an extremely talented actor. In her role, having a deceitful and convincing character is important We start to see Lady Macbeth’s actions have a huge impact on Macbeth’s character as he transforms from a decent being to an overly bitter creature.
The important female characters in the novel work as complete opposites. Lucie is a loving daughter who looks after her father, and Madame Defarge is hateful and bloodthirsty women, that just wants to kill people. The introduction of Lucie Manette to Jarvis Lorry expands the motifs, as Lucie stands in a room so darkened and so filled with shadows that the...
The patterns of damnation knitted by Madame Defarge echo Lucie’s golden threads in their binding of prisoners to their fate. Her desire for revolution and revenge is so strong that Madame Defarge has little compassion for anyone else. Lucie’s appeals to this “sister-woman” (368) are ignored as, having seen “her sister-woman suffer” (369), Madame Defarge does not consider “it likely that the trouble of one wife and mother would” (369) mean much. This doubling of sister-woman reiterates the fact that Madame Defarge is acting out of revenge for her dead sister, which gives her the strength and will to fight. Vengeance, although the “complimentary name” (305) for another personifies the spirit of the revolution and reveals the darker side of Madame Defarge in her belief that women “can kill as well as the men” ((296) and wielding of “her cruel knife” (302).
After Macbeth writes home telling of his murderous plans, Lady Macbeth begins talking to evil spirits. Because women often lack the ruthlessness to kill someone, Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to make her male. One of the most vivid descriptions of Lady Macbeth's wickedness is directly after Macbeth announces to her he does not want to kill Duncan.This speech epitomizes Lady Macbeth's evilness. She is ruthless, and her evil accounts for the murders that occur throughout the play Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is far more savage and ambitious than her husband, yet she convinces Macbeth to commit the murders that will make them king and queen.