The Evolvement of the Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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The Evolvement of the Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

At the beginning of the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are fused in

there craving to over throw the throne. Once they accomplish the deed

however, the torment that the guilt brings is too much for the Macbeth

but he gets used to the evil of killing of people but the opposite

happens to Lady Macbeth who becomes paranoid about the killing Duncan.

The first sight that we see of Macbeth's love for his wife is when he

writes the first letter to her he writes,

'my dearest partner of greatness'.

The fact that he refers to her as his 'partner' tells us that he sees

her as equal and that there is no secrets between them. Another word

that shows that Macbeth is affectionate to Lady Macbeth is the word 'dearest'

which shows that he loves her greatly.

The first sight we see of Lady Macbeth's love for Macbeth is when she

greets him after he has been given the honour of thane of Cawdor by

King Duncan.

'Great Glamis! Worthy Cawdor!'

The fact that she uses the word 'great' shows that she has a lot of

respect for him. The other word that signifies her love for him is

'worthy'; this shows that she acknowledges how good he is how lucky

she is.

But after that the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

changes. Firstly the balance in power changes, it is as if she is

ordering to do things the way she wants things to be done.

'Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under 't '

It is very revealing that she uses 'innocent' because it shows that

she is telling him to change into something that he isn't. This also

shows that the relationship is starting to deteriorate. It is also

visible that they have reacted different to that situation which

drives them further apart. It would appear that Macbeth is the

innocent flower and Lady Macbeth is the serpent. This is a good

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