The Role of Lady Macbeth

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In this essay I am going to discuss the role of Lady Macbeth. First I will be giving a quick summary of Macbeth, discuss the main themes and issues, analyse the text, analyse the character of Lady Macbeth, discuss the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, write about the strengths and weaknesses of Lady Macbeth, I am going to debate if Lady Macbeth is evil or good, talk about the reason why Shakespeare created the character Lady Macbeth, discuss the misogynistic views in the play, discuss demonology written by king James and finally talk about the adoptions of the directors. Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. Macbeth is about a brave man who has prophecies from the witches which deliver his fate. The witches predict that he will become the king “all hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter“(act 1, scene 3). Macbeth decides to make it happen. He then kills King Duncan and then his friend Banquo since the witches told him that his children were going to become kings. Lady Macbeth makes sure these prophecies come true. They both become evil. Lady Macbeth goes crazy and commits suicide. At the end of the play king Duncan’s son brings an army from England to dethrone him. In the battle they win and `Macbeth is killed. The tragedy ends. The main themes and issues are love, betrayal, determination, murder, power, guilt, and ambition. The theme of love is shown between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. The theme betrayal is strongly shown when Macbeth betrays his king by killing him. He was known as a loyal person to the king but took advantage of the trust and love that the king put into him. The theme determination is shown by Macbeth as he is determined to take the challenge and be successful by what Lady Ma... ... middle of paper ... ... be only interested in her own personal gain. Sometimes the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is at its peak and sometimes it’s at the bottom. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth feel quiet happy after Macbeth has become king so they have been free of guilt and full of love. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both cleared themselves of guilt from killing Duncan. They portray themselves as pure evil wrapped in love. Lady Macbeth imagines that her hands are covered with blood and then commits suicide “here’s the smell of the blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh” (act 5, scene 1). The last scene we see of her is very emotional because she has messed up and from the rise she ultimately lost. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Macbeth. Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1915. Google Books. Web. 3 Sept. 2015.
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