Macbeth Character Analysis

analytical Essay
1743 words
1743 words

Analyzing the Feminine Macbeth is a play where female characters have a big influence in terms of the direction of where the male characters will end up. Male Characters such as Macbeth build desperate ambition that leads him into a path full of consequences based on prophecies, and influences enforced by women. This desperate ambition makes a big influence on the path of the play. Female characters such as the three witches and Lady Macbeth play around with characters such as Macbeth who is probably the most important character in the play. By encountering, telling him seductive prophecies and manipulating him, to make sure that Macbeth overcome his obstacles; While Macbeth not knowing that later on in his life these prophecies will become true but with full of consequences. These three Agents of fate whose prophecies hold the inevitable and this cruel and highly ambitious Lady Macbeth use female methods such as, manipulation to achieve power; which shows that in the play women can be far more frightening and ambitious than the male characters because of the paths available to them due to gender The three witches also known as “the three weird sisters” are three witches with dark thoughts and unconscious temptations to evil. Although the witches are servants of Hecate, These three seem to be very independent and very powerful; in fact the three witches are the most dangerous characters in the play, being both very powerful and wicked. Through the play these three speak in in rhyming lines, their most famous and most repeated line is “Double, double, toil and trouble, / Fire burn and cauldron bubble” which is said in most of the scenes in which they ... ... middle of paper ... ...proved that they can be as ambitious and as violent as men through their actions and intentions. Nunez #7 Works Cited Page 1) Allcock, Bradley . "The Roles of Masculinity and Femininity in Macbeth". 12. 2009. Web. 12. 2009. 2 ) Asp, Carolyn. "BMCC Library: Remote Access." BMCC Library: Remote Access. N.p., 1981. Web.11Dec.2013. 3) Daniel, Albright. "BMCC Library: Remote Access." BMCC Library: Remote Access. N.p., 17 Mar. 2005. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. .

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the femininemacbeth as a play where female characters influence the direction of where the male characters will end up.
  • Explains that the three witches are the most dangerous characters in the play, being both very powerful and wicked. they speak in rhyming lines.
  • Analyzes how the three weird sisters pursue and gain power since the beginning of the play, not necessarily exposing their ability and power.
  • Analyzes how nunez #3 is powerful because most of the male characters weren't aware of where it all originated from. they created their own reason for all the devastation happening.
  • Analyzes how the three witches carry the power of telling seductive and inevitable prophecies to characters that will impact the play, such as macbeth.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth is a frightening and cruel character, plotting king duncan's murder. she says "the raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of duncan."
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth is determined and willing to do whatever it takes to acquire the throne along with her husband.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth consciously attempts to reject her feminine sensibility and adopt a male mentality because she perceives her society equates feminine qualities with weakness.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's ambition drove her to madness, and the queen entered a stage of trauma and severe guilt.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's sensitivity is becoming her weakness. the dichotomy between role and nature ends with her mental disintegration and suicide.
  • Explains that the three weird sisters were able to get through the entire play without suffering any consequences or downfalls. the three witches were kept outside of human comprehension, but their gender roles did not restrain them.
  • Analyzes how the three witches and lady macbeth were able to use manipulation to acquire power because of their paths available due to gender.
  • Explains that nunez #7 works cited page1)allcock, bradley. "the roles of masculinity and feminineity in macbeth".
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