The relationship among Macbeth and Lady Macbeth alters throughout the play Macbeth as they both in turn take on the role of the more dominant character. Their attitude to each other constantly changes throughout the play, although events in the play certainly draw Macbeth and Lady Macbeth apart their love for one another is evident throughout the play. Macbeth shows his love by saying a few compassionate words in his letter to Lady Macbeth about the meeting with the three weird sisters. Lady Macbeth shows that she cares for him by planning the murder of King Duncan so Macbeth can become king. By the end of the play Macbeth doesn’t care about his wife’s health that much, when she dies his taught was she was bound to die one day.
Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes throughout the play, Macbeth. In the beginning Lady Macbeth is the stronger, more dynamic character she pushes her husband. The pair trust each other, tell each other everything and care for each other deeply. At the end of the play Macbeth has control and Lady Macbeth has gone mad. In the end the trust has gone from their relationship and Macbeth doesn't grieve at all for his dead wife.
The Development of Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Macbeth In Act 1 Scene 5 Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are very close he addresses her in the letter as, Â‘my dearest partner of greatnessÂ’ Lady Macbeth is keen to see Macbeth to discuss the murder with him, but fears he is, Â‘too full ofÂ’ the milk of human kindnessÂ’. This proves how well she understands her husband. She respects him by calling him, Â‘Great Glamis! Worthy Cawdor!Â’ Macbeth was perhaps thinking about murder when he wrote the letter, because if he did not think the witchesÂ’ prophecies would account to anything he would not have consulted Lady Macbeth, he also did not want her to, Â‘lose the dues of rejoicing' which shows they share everything together, including their ambitions hopes and dreams. Macbeth also shows a great deal of trust towards his wife as a letter that implies plotting the death of a king, would result in treason which is punishable by death, this shows Macbeth would trust Lady Macbeth with his life.
The letter shows us of the close relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and shows us that the deepest secrets of the heart were revealed to each other. It is from this point that we meet the true character of Lady Macbeth. She immediately shows herself as a domineering, strong willed and ambitious wife to Macbeth. As the play moves along we see that his wife easily persuades Macbeth, but when Macbeth is alone he has his doubts. Macbeth is less ambitious than his wife and also more softhearted, together these two traits gave him the common sense not to commit the dreaded act.
As well, the word “partner” suggests that the love in the relationship is mutual, and the two support each other. Had Lady Macbeth been the cruel monster that many suggest, it is unreasonable to believe that a then-rational Macbeth would care for her so much. Also seen in this quotation is Macbeth’s excitement regarding the prophecy of him being king, in which he urges Lady Macbeth to rejoice over. These various professions of love ameliorate Lady Macbeth’s behavior, as her advice to murder Duncan is simply supporting her husband’s ambitions which he eagerly expresses to her. Another instance which showcases the strong relationship between the two is when Lady Macbeth is talking Macbeth into murdering Duncan, and states, “Such I account thy love” (I.vii.43).
Furthermore, Macbeth himself, although clearly playing a pivotal role in the fatal act, is not entirely convinced that he should murder in order to become king and is therefore not nearly as responsible as his wife. Lady Macbeth however, manipulates her husband and convinces him to go through with the murder, even though he would have sooner not killed the king without her intervention. Lady Macbeth believes wholeheartedly that the King must die, from as soon as she is aware of the witches’ prophecy. After reading Macbeth’s letter to her, Lady Macbeth is certain that her husband “shalt be what [he] art promised”. However she also believes that her husband is “too full of the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way”.
Lady Macbeth takes this weak point and influences Macbeth to commit the crime and gain power that Macbeth felt uneasy about at first. This shows us that she is a woman with a strong and passionate character. Macbeth on the other hand is a successful and valiant man at the beginning of the play. Macbeth uses affectionate words to Lady Macbeth at the beginning of the play, "My dearest love." This statement shows us that Lady Macbeth and Macbeth admire one another, although this does change as the play progresses.
In Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, the characters and the roles they play are critical to its plot and theme, and therefore many of Shakespeare's characters are well developed and complex. Two of these characters are the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth. They play interesting roles in the tragedy, and over the course of the play, their relationship changes and their roles are essentially switched. At the beginning of the play, they treat each other as equals. They have great concern for each other, as illustrated when Macbeth races to tell Lady Macbeth the news about the witches and she immediately begins plotting how to gain for her husband his desire to be king.
When his wife Lady Macbeth hears about "the weird sisters" she too helps the ambition grow and puts evil plans and ideas in his head because she wants to become a Queen. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both love and trust each other a lot. We know this because King Duncan speaks of him as loving his wife; " his great love, sharp as his spur, halth holp him". By the end of the play Macbeth has no time or room for love, when Lady Macbeth takes her life he shows his true evil, heartless self. Before he finds out she has died he talks about his heart being full of evil , horrors and fears " I have almost forgot the taste of fears" " I have supped full of horrors."
This is just what Macbeth needs to start to try and gain his own country. "More ruthless than Macbeth, Lady Macbeth decides now is the time for the kings murder." Lady Macbeth is the backbone in the relationship between Macbeth and her. Macbeth at first doesn't know if he could handle the bloodshed, but his wife reminds him of his promise he made his vows to her. This illustrates a perfect example of how love is blinding.