Lady Macbeth is thought of being a truly evil character because of the way Shakespeare portrays her character. Her malevolent influence on Macbeth, her trying to hide her humanity to help her have more power over her husband, then her trying very hard to hide her guilt are all examples of the evil she had done. Her dark and sinister nature gradually gave way to insanity and a suicide. Lady Macbeth’s character is a proof that power and thirst for it can lead to insanity and a person’s ultimate down fall. Works Cited Shakespeare, William.
Towards the end, when the crimes have been committed, Lady Macbeth shows weakness and guilt for her evil deeds. Lady Macbeth expresses a hidden evil throughout the play. Behind closed doors, she shows her evil by voicing her heartless phrases to herself. She shows she has no love but for her evil and knows no bounderies when it comes to having her way. "That I may pour my spirits in thine ear" Shows that Lady Macbeth knows that she is evil and is wishing that she could share her evil with Macbeth.
She asks spirits to unsex her and make her capable of immense power, which to her as a woman is unattainable. Lady Macbeth is gender confused and obsessed with power, both qualities which in the end take her life as a result of the guilt of her actions taking over her mind, body and soul. She is often seen as the most tragic woman in Shakespeare's writings and it is evident why, she is a woman so obsessed with something that she breaks all moral obligations in attempts to get it and in the end this is the very thing that drives her mad and kills her.
Medea is able to totally remove any human emotion behind the murder. She cannot seem... ... middle of paper ... ...ter because of her strange way of thinking and rationalizing, ability to manipulate people, and her strong desire to make Jason suffer. Although many people have decided to hate Medea by the end of the play, most could not help but feel sorry for her in the beginning. There is almost an immediate connection for the reader when Medea’s husband leaves her for another woman, but this quickly changes to revulsion when the children are killed. Love her or hate her, at the very least people can relate to something about her character.
She focuses on the fact that women are considered to be evil, but it is just because their true self has never had a chance to be free. Women are locked into this reciprocal cycle of deceit and unfaithfulness, only after being oppressed by their husbands or keepers, as in the case of the Jinnee and the maiden. Grossman's article focused on several points I noticed when reading Arabian Nights. For example, the story of the Jinnee and his maiden in the chest surprised me. I never expected that the maiden would be so evil.
Adela Strangeworth’s decision to disrupt her town’s privacy was bad and Emily Grierson’s decision to... ... middle of paper ... ...rth further their evil degrees. Emily Grierson and Adela Strangeworth possessed characteristics alike and different, both resulting in evil actions. Their towns create the perfect canvas on which to paint their tales of evil. The stories of Emily and Adela are tales of control. Emily Grierson desires only love from another human being and Adela Strangeworth sought order in her live and both women use evil to achieve their desires.
She was not possessed; it was all in her head. A powerful speaker is required to convince someone to commit murder, and it seems Lady Macbeth is that and more. Many people will claim she is possessed and that is why she tries to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan, but a closer look at the text will reveal her greed. In Act I scene v Lady Macbeth receives a letter from her husband announcing his recent promotion (Shakespeare 256). Lady Macbeth immediately is not content with this new found power but jumps right into contemplating murder.
Worried that Macbeth would not be capable of walking the quickest path to the throne, killing the current King Duncan, Lady Macbeth calls forth evil spirits to strip her of her weaker, feminine qualities. She says: [U]nsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! (I... ... middle of paper ... ...ay sees a complete transformation in her disposition. Her inescapable femininity, coupled with unbearable remorse for Duncan’s murder as well as several other indirect killings, torments her.
“[T]he evil which she [inherits] from her [mother] must be great indeed, if a noble woman [does] not grow out of this elfish child.” (62) Pearl is born out-of-wedlock and adultery. She has to live with that sin all of her life. Hester fears that it will be her fault if Pearl does not grow up into someone with a good heart. All of Hester’s grief from her sinful act with Dimmesdale transfers into Pearl to give her a “demon ori... ... middle of paper ... ...earl knows that this is mean and she doesn’t like it when people stare at her and Hester and say mean things to them. Pearl is in love with the scarlet letter, and she does not have any friends because she is consumed in the depravity of the scarlet letter and her mother.
She informs him that killing the king will make him a man, insinuating that he isn’t a man if he doesn’t go through with the murder. This develops Lady Macbeth as a merciless, nasty, and selfish woman. She will say, or do anything to get what she desires, even if it means harming others. It is this selfishness that makes it hard for the reader to be empathetic towards her later in the play, as it is evident in this scene that her hardships were brought on by herself. If she hadn’t insisted on the murder, she would not be driven in... ... middle of paper ... ...can presume that it was out of guilt.