In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are initially portrayed as an intimate and caring couple. In the beginning, the infatuated Macbeth puts his wife on a pedestal (which is unusual in Jacobean the era) and continuously addresses her with words of endearment. Lady Macbeth on the other hand appears to be stronger willed and more decisive, focusing solemnly on murdering Duncan. However, as the play progresses the audience witness surprising changes in the relationship. The guilt from murdering Duncan torments and disintegrates Lady Macbeth, making Macbeth the stronger of the two.
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.
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."
After he kills the King and Banquo (separately) he is distraught with shame and guilt, while Lady Macbeth holds herself together and covers for his strange behavior. In Act V, we see Lady Macbeth falling apart, a downfall we later learn leads her to suicide. Macbeth, on the other hand, has forgotten his guilt, and is even willing to fight in the face of certain death when he learns of Macduff's unmotherly birth. While both characters may be viewed as foul, the theme still applies. One would expect, stereotypically, that Macbeth would be the one trying to convince his queasy wife that killing the King would be a blessing.
In the first act of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the reader is introduced to the two characters that will play the most significant part in the play's storyline. Even though they are man and wife, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have much dissimilarity. One can tell how their personalities differ as the plot moves forward. Though they are married and undying in their love, it can be plainly seen that they have many differences.In the opening scene of the play, Macbeth and friends, on one of their travels, encounter a trio of witches who chant prophecies. To sum up their decree to Macbeth, the witches inform Macbeth that it is his fate to be king.
He has terrible dreams and feels that he can trust no one. They both feel threatened especially when Fleance survives the attempt on his life, as they know that Banquo's descendants will become kings in spite of all Macbeth's efforts. In Act 5 we see the final corruption of the lives of Macbeth and his wife. Lady Macbeth becomes obsessed with her guilt and takes to sleep walking, eternally seeking to wash the blood from her hands - something which she had thought so easy to do in Act 2. By contrast, her husband is again a man of action and returns to the battlefield.
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.
Her behaviour goes downhill from there on and concludes in her committing suicide. In general both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have, by the end of the play, altered so much that you would hardly recognise them as the two characters that we perceived at the beginning of the tragedy. Macbeth appeared as a brave soldier who we witnessed turn into pure evil personified. Lady Macbeth began the play as a dominant, strong and independent woman and concludes the play as a pathetic, fragile creature. Both characters received the titles of a “dead butcher and his fiend like queen”.
He tries to be an honorable man and says“We will proceed no further in this business” (287. Line 33 Act 1.7.) but still has the lust for power which inevitably makes Macbeth eager to rule and will undoubtedly lead to his demise. After his encounter with witches and learns he will become king; he begins to think murderously. When he arrived at a plot to kill Duncan, he then conveyed the idea of being King to Lady Macbeth.
In return MacBeth continually becomes more evil while Lady MacBeth guilty conscience slows her down. In the beginning of the play, Lady MacBeth is full of evil ambitions. These ambitions lead her to insanity and eventually death. In Lady MacBeth's first seen her character is portrayed as one that has been seized with evil intentions. Lady MacBeth deceptively convinces her husband to murder Duncan so she will become queen.