Corruption In Lady Macbeth

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slaughter scheme by stating, “We will proceed no further in this business. He hath honored me” (1.7. 31-32) to which Lady Macbeth replies “Wouldst thou have that /Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would,” Like the poor cat i' th' adage?” (1.7. 41-45), his wife persists in being unsatisfied. In fact, such an exclamation only brings about further annoyance and irritation in Lady Macbeth who resorts to mocking Macbeth’s virility by suggesting that he's a "coward". Macbeth gives reasoning with his delusional wife one last attempt by offering, “I dare do all that may become a man; / Who dares do more is none” (1.7. 47-48) yet, even this authoritative exclamation is not satisfactory enough for her.…show more content…
In the play, she is portrayed as oddly masculine and abnormal and her intense desire to “unsex” herself does a decent job at revealing some of the problems with traditional female ideologies. Lady Macbeth’s remarks and acts are clear illustrations of her resentments with her alleged female limits. In act one, scene 5, lines 47-51 Lady Macbeth says, “Come, you spirits/ that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex 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”, this passage is quite explicit as she demands the spirits to "unsex" her, by stripping her of everything that makes her a woman. Since she is so devoted to being hyper-masculine because of the strong and courageous characteristics men have, she desires no longer to be a woman due to their 'weak' and 'submissive' nature. In Lady Macbeth's mind, being a female interferes with her evil plans and hinders her abilities. Femininity means tenderness and humanity while masculinity is synonymous with strength and courage. In a very successful attempt at splitting from

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