(I;v;40-50) All these images of darkness and horror reveal the true character of Lady Macbeth; she feels the need to become wicked. Her attitude is even more horrific when she calls on evil spirits to come and possess her, taking control of her actions. This sort of behavior causes the audience and reader to assume Lady Macbeth is a psychopath, and therefore would have reason to hold her responsible for having a major impact on her husband and driving him off, enlightening a twisted sinister and threatening dark side of him.
Goneril and Regan show superior strength as strong women by being deceitful and cruel towards their father, husbands and finally each other, but their behavior caused everything to happen with dirty intentions, leading to their downfall of power and death (Teach). Shakespeare appears to paints all empowering women as conniving, selfish and evil. Well, "if the shoe fits," Goneril and Regan wear it
Women are subjected to many things in the Arabian Nights, especially an unfair balance of power. They feel the need to right what was or is done to them. By doing this they are portrayed as evil, heinous, wenches that deserve nothing better than death. Although if you look at the situations they are placed in, then you would be able to see that it is truly the men's fault for not letting the women's true self emerge in their relationships. Grossman proves her points strongly, and shows that women are not evil like they are portrayed in Arabian Nights.
Jealousy is such an emotion that every human faces once in their life. It often arises when someone wishes to have something someone else does or want to be like someone else because of which many peoples’ personality changes. Jealousy is a corrosive emotion that deteriorates not only one’s character, health, and relationship but it also causes extreme irrationality which can lead to death. This shows that envy/jealousy is more volatile than most people presume and therefore should be prevented whenever possible. Jealousy can make one feel apprehensive about their relationship, questioning their thoughts and decisions.
This further shows how much more likely it would be for women to become witches since the naivety and impressionability of women is what would cause the quickness to waver and abjure faith. Sprenger and Kramer felt the insatiable carnal lust that was part of women led them to witchery because their lust cannot be satisfied and it would lead to involvement with the devil. Proverbs xxx states “There are three things which are never satisfied, yea a fourth thing which says not, It is enough; that is, the mouth of the womb” (127). Women basically are viewed as women obsessed with sexual encounters that could not be satisfied by man alone, so they in turn would become involved with the devil to fulfill their desires. This is also shown when a woman falsely accuses Joseph because he would not agree to have sex with her and he ends up imprisoned (121).
She becomes corrupted not only in body and soul, but fully in the mind as well. Lady Macbeth from the very beginning talks about how she wishes to be a man: And fill me from the crown to the toe top full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Stop up th' access and passage to remorse . .
His taunting ambition and gullibility had a terrible effect on his action. His loving wife, whom he trusted and cared for very much had something to do with the murder of too. His wife had a heavy hand on his thoughts and could manipulate him with ungodly ease. She tested Macbeths manhood and determination by questioning his integrity, and as all men know that is almost impossible to negate. Then there was the witches, whose ability to fool with the minds of men almost killed the king themselves.
Lady Macbeth is very forward and aggressive about her power over Macbeth, which makes her begin to hate her own husband. Because of this, Macbeth is ashamed of himself and will do anything his wife asks of him. Lady Macbeth's spousal abuse is brought about by her envy of the King's social status and the fact that her husband is not the king. This is a very typical situation in a lot of relationships. Some women tend to abuse their power over their husbands to gain a higher social status or to simply get what they want out of the relationship.
The Guilt of Lady Macbeth Everyone is influenced by other people, including leaders or authority, to make the wrong decisions at some point in their lives. In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is responsible for the evil doings of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is responsible for this by using his love for her to persuade him into killing King Duncan. Because Macbeth loved and trusted his wife, he was vulnerable to her opinions and suggestions. We also know that she is responsible for these heartless things because she has so much guilt that she commits suicide.
In Shakespeare’s Othello and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Othello and Amir are overcome with the feeling of jealousy towards the people they love. This causes them to commit crimes against the ones they are jealous of. When jealousy corrupts the mind, it results in the individual loosing their true nature. It almost always leads the individual to hurt the ones that they love the most. Almost always jealousy turns into guilt, which explains why jealousy is a dangerous emotion; it consumes the mind and always leads to devastating consequences.