She is saying that she be... ... middle of paper ... ...s. But while Lady Macbeth is showing her true strength, Macbeth is showing his true weakness. He does not act like a Jacobean husband should. He had an argument with his wife which he did not win and then he let her walk all over him to get her own way, he even allowed her to call him a coward. In conclusion, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a very unusual relationship for a Jacobean couple. Lady Macbeth does not behave as a lady of that time and instead acts like the husband by taking charge and always getting her own way.
Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death. Her husband, who is suppose to the love of a young wives life meant nothing to Hedda. She treated Tesman as if he was her servant and used him to get whatever she wanted. But her selfishness came back to bite her because she felt completely condemned to life with Tesman which was boring and uneventful. Lovborg was the closest to loving a man who wasn't her father Hedda ever had but she pushed him away and ultimately helped Lovborg’s death arrive sooner then intended by giving him her pistol.
Men were frightened of strong women and thus, just as Iago killed Emilia, attempted to keep them silent and in a subordinate position meant to discourage advancement. With Shakespeare as an advocate for women's voices, Emilia is able to be looked at with pride and honor rather than ridicule and disgust.
Lady Macbeth is introduced as a kind and loving wife, who underneath is actually a tricky and cunning woman. At this point in the play it is clear that Macbeth and his wife are very close because in the letter Macbeth refers to her as "My dearest partner of greatness" (Shakespeare 1.5.9). The fact that he refers to her as his 'partner' tells us that he sees her as an equal. The word that shows that Macbeth is affectionate to Lady Macbeth is 'dearest' which shows that he loves her greatly. Lady Macbeth showed that she was supportive to Macbeth by encouraging him to kill Duncan in order to clear all obstacles that would get in the way of the third witches prophecy “All hail, Macbeth, that s... ... middle of paper ... ...lood off her hands after recalling the murder of Duncan.
In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are initially portrayed as an intimate and caring couple. In the beginning, the infatuated Macbeth puts his wife on a pedestal (which is unusual in Jacobean the era) and continuously addresses her with words of endearment. Lady Macbeth on the other hand appears to be stronger willed and more decisive, focusing solemnly on murdering Duncan. However, as the play progresses the audience witness surprising changes in the relationship. The guilt from murdering Duncan torments and disintegrates Lady Macbeth, making Macbeth the stronger of the two.
Continuing on, Lady Macbeth is shown to be confident and coy. Her husband's inability to remain confident proves that he is not as ambitious as he thinks he is and Lady Macbeth is the true power behind the throne. As the story progresses, Macbeth’s personality goes from humble to evil and is later on hated by others for reasons encouraged by his wife. For all of these reasons, Shakespeare shows Lady Macbeth and Macbeth to be entirely opposite from the traditional gender roles. Secondly, Lady Macbeth’s person... ... middle of paper ... ...h from gender roles of common men and women, slowly and subconsciously succumbing to her power over him.
The Character of Ophelia in Hamlet Ophelia is a beautiful and simple-minded woman, easily molded by the more powerful opinions and desires of others. The thoughts of her father and her brother influenced her the most. The love letters from Hamlet also swayed her opinions and confused her mind. Ophelia wasn't able to realize herself because of all the pressures exerted on her to be something she's not. That weakness of mind and will, which permitted her obedience to her father and thus destroyed her hope for Hamlet's love, finally resulted in her insanity and death.
Gertrude does not have the will to stand up to Claudius and defend Hamlet, she simply sits by and watches her new husband call her son mad, while she might also believe this to be true she does nothing to help Ha... ... middle of paper ... ...Claudius. She is someone who needs someone and cannot be single and independent. She depends highly on Claudius throughout the play. My next status was sort of different, instead of realizing Hamlet’s pain and suffering she was always very cold towards his father’s death so I wrote “Won’t Hamlet move on…” Separately, for Gertrude’s job description I put “I am Queen” and I think this fits because Gertrude was very proud of her nobility and position, she didn’t let anything get in the way of staying the Queen of Denmark. While Gertrude is this inadequate mother and feeble minded character, her death is still an upsetting tragedy; while she was married to this horrible man we have to believe she didn’t know this was her fate.
Lear shows poor judgment when he banishes his favorite daughter and leaves her without a dowry. His two other daughters, Goneril and Regan knew of their father?s weak point, and they worked it to their own advantage. This way, Lear was satisfied at hearing what he wanted and at being flattered by his own daughters. But he also puts upon his daughters the responsibility for his happiness, and thus he will blame them when he?s unhappy. We see this in Scene 3 when Goneril is unhappy with her father.
She comes across as having no conscience apart from one instance, where she says that she would have killed Duncan herself had he not reminded her of her father. Macbeth on the other hand comes across as a brave and loyal person until he agees to the murder of Duncan this is were Macbeths whole persona changes, he becomes unsure of his actions he is paranoid and is scared that is actions will catch up with him. Although he is brave and loyal he has an obvious inablity to say to his wife, Lady Macbeth. His wife is clearly the dominant figure in the relationship. Although this might bother him he is unable to do anything because of having a weaker character.