The Horrendous Characteristics Of Characters In Shakespeare's Macbeth

analytical Essay
1390 words
1390 words

Goals are a manifestation of an individual's enterprise, aspirations, and ambitions. Additionally, when obtaining goals an individual must possess a certain amount of determination and sense of purpose. In the Shakespearean play Macbeth, the two key characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, exude their ambitious behavior, and showcase their relentless determination towards obtaining the goal of killing Duncan. This tragic crime demonstrated the horrendous characteristics of these two characters. To be specific, Lady Macbeth revealed her merciless character qualities in many ways: her desirability to obtain power at any cost (which was far greater than that over her husband, Macbeth, who was wary in the decision to commit murder), Lady Macbeth’s …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's relentless determination towards killing duncan demonstrated her merciless character qualities in the shakespearean play.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's initial thoughts of murdering king duncan differ between the two characters.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth is more ruthless than her husband because of her overbearing persistence to execute the plan of killing duncan prior to the murder.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth is ruthless because of her scheme of framing the innocent chamberlin men of the crime she and her husband committed.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's forceful desirability to obtain power, her dominating persistence to achieve her goal, and her calmness and rationality to target and frame duncan’s servants for a crime prove that she is more ruthless.

During this time, Macbeth was undergoing a lot of apprehension and anxiety. Additionally, Macbeth at this time was questioning whether taking the life of someone (Duncan) who he trusted, fought for, and cared for was really worth all the power and glory it would gain him and his wife. Moreover, he was also contemplating the moral, and emotional consequences this crime would invoke. Prior to the murder, Macbeth utters these words,”This even-handed justice commend th’ingredience of our poison’d chalice to our own lips...First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should go against his murderer shut the door, Not bear a knife myself…”(1:7:10-16). Within this quotation Macbeth displays his anxieties and his emotions in a very open way and conveys to the audience that deep down Macbeth wishes not to murder Duncan because of the overwhelming guilt he will face in the future. Moreover, Macbeth speaks on how being his kinsman and host rightfully prohibit him from killing Duncan and that Macbeth should actually be the one stopping a threat to Duncan’s life rather than committing it himself. Contrastingly, Lady Macbeth, prior to the murder, heavily impacts her husband and antagonizes Macbeth by trying to belittle his masculinity for refusing to kill Duncan. …show more content…

Immediately after the murder was committed, Macbeth was in deep distraught, regret and sadness; He could barely function and focus on the events that were transpiring after he murdered Duncan. In fact, to further prove Macbeth’s distress, he brought the murder weapons, covered in blood, with him. Macbeth was practically in shock. Additionally, Macbeth feels so regretful that as he is done washing the blood off his hands he hears a knock at the door and proceeds to say,”Wake Duncan with thy knocking: I would thou couldst…”(2:2:77). This line displays the immediate immense feelings of remorse Macbeth has inhibited. Moreover, this quotation shows his automatic feelings of regret and guilt by killing Duncan. Distinctively, whilst Macbeth’s deep feelings of distress, Lady Macbeth remains collected and pragmatic by rushing to her husband aid and quickly washing off the blood from both of their hands. Additionally, Lady Macbeth orchestrates an entire plan to create their false innocence and falsely incriminate the servants of Duncan. This shown when Macbeth has presented Lady Macbeth with the murder weapons and she proceeds to say, “Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures...If he do bleed, I’ll glid the faces of the grooms withal, for it must seem their

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