She imagines an image of cruelness and believes she can handle the invasion of evil to her soul and mind. She shows a strong sense of control in which she has the power to do anything. As Macbeth becomes less depended on her she loses more and more control. She loses control over Macbeth, but mostly of herself proving to the audience her unsteady truth. Her character slowly falls apart and loses control of her husband.
Throughout the tragedy of Macbeth we observe two people on their attempt to gain power and glory through various foul actions. It can be argued that Lady Macbeth is the one responsible for triggering a slippage into this inevitable situation that led to their descent. From the moment Macbeth became aware of his “fate” Lady Macbeth started forming her own imaginary world in which her evil plans seemed likely to be effective. The thought of she and her husband being royalty makes her dismiss rationality and while being immersed in her corrupt intentions, she bares a great influence on Macbeth himself. During the play her personality is being subjected to a gradual and deteriorating transformation which leads to her demise.
She loses control of her husband, but mostly, of herself, proving her vacillating truth. Lady Macbeth’s character gradually disintegrates through a false portrayal of unyielding strength, an unsteady control of her husband and shifting involvement with supernatural powers.Throughout the duration of play Lady Macbeth’s truly decrepit and vulnerable nature is revealed. Lady Macbeth has been the iron fist and authority icon for Macbeth, yet deep down, she never carried such traits to begin with. This duality in Lady Macbeth’s character plays a huge role in planting the seed for Macbeth’s downfall and eventual demise. At the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is introduced as a dominant, controlling, heartless wife with an obsessive ambition to achieve kingship for her husband.
In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Shakespeare’s Macbeth both protagonists are pushed to their destruction by, as it seems, their wives. Both Willy Loman's and Macbeth’s relationships play very large parts in both plays. Love is blind and one partner is always blinded and naïve, therefore leading to one’s demise. Throughout both plays we see the change in the relationships because of events that occur, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth especially endure drastic changes in their relationship throughout the play, going from loving, to being manipulated into a selfish relationship that revolves around power and success. Linda does not really attempt to save her husband, although she knows very well what is wrong with him and that he will kill himself if she does not do something.
Married women often felt constricted by their husbands and so she put all of her energy into herself and ambitions. This in itself wasn't wrong but she did it in such a way that she ended up taking the wrong path and pursuing the wrong kind of ambitions. She allowed herself to follow the route that led to murder and self-destruction whilst also leading Macbeth too. It is often down to the actor to interpret their character's actions and so Lady Macbeth is often portrayed in many different ways when performed. I believe Shakespeare intended Lady Macbeth to be a strong resolute woman eventually brought down by the pressure of experiencing ultimate power and then being eaten up by it.
Her personality could, however, be extremely ambitious regardless of the state of power that her husband is in, the situation could have brought out the most of her desire. In each of her scenes we see a new side to her personality. During Act 1 scene 5 we see her praying to evil spirits in her soliloquy for her to become more masculine and evil, with any feminine attributes and natures to be stripped from her, implying that she also may need a little push to make her ambitious enough to com... ... middle of paper ... ...capable of murdering Duncan all by himself. In the first two acts we have little sympathy for Lady Macbeth as Shakespeare only provides the audience with her vindictive exterior, at this time we cannot see what she is truly thinking and feeling. It is only as the play progresses that we understand WHY she turns out to be the way that she is, that she has a very ambitious character and so enforces that upon her husband.
Lady Macbeth, one of the main characters in the play Macbeth, is an example of a character that throughout the course of the play has had a change of heart of some sorts. Lady Macbeth's conscience, which seems to have never appeared or mattered to her before, suddenly becomes an uncontrollable part of her psychological state of being. Murder, which she deemed as such a small inconsequential act, later causes her to lose sleep and finally to take her own life. In the beginning of the play, when Lady Macbeth is first introduced she is already plotting Duncan's murder. She even wishes that she were not a woman so that she could do it herself saying in Act I, Scene 5, "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here."
His vivid imag... ... middle of paper ... ...as already thrown away his conscience, so much so, that Macbeth continues to commit even more evil acts. Over the course of the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth greatly change with respect to their characters and their personalities. Although Macbeth was weak at first it was the strong Lady Macbeth who helped him through the first murder. Due to the effort put into controlling Macbeth and his conscience, she lost control of hers and in turn became mentally ill and killed herself. Thus in the end it was worthy to call Macbeth and his wife "a dead butcher and his fiend like queen" but it must not be forgotten that at the beginning of the play Macbeth and his wife were ordinary nobles at the time.
As Lady Macbeths guilt catches up with her she begins hallucinating she sees and smells the blood on her hands when none is actually there. Lady Macbeth’s character spirals into a downfall of mental instability as all the murders catch up with her. Lady Macbeth is an ambitious character who first appears strong but then spirals in to a downfall of insanity and ends up killing herself due to the guilt of her actions finally catching up with her. Majeed 2 Lady Macbeth’s character at first seems heartless and non-caring of those who were not on her road to power and success. "False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” (I. vii.
Macbeth, like the any other tragic hero, has a great flaw. Due to his unbridled desire, for power and the position of king allows lady Macbeth to goad him into doing far more than what needed to be done. He foolishly throws everything else that matters away because of his wife’s criticisms and diabolical mind along with his own personal short-comings. Throughout the play, readers or the audience will notice a significant shift in the Macbeth couple’s sanity. Macbeth, out of guilt starts seeing specters, his wife sleepwalks through the castle speaking of the spot on her hand that will not wash away, and the dirty deeds the couple has committed.