William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Lady Macbeth first appears in Act 1, Scene 5 whereby she is reading a
letter from Macbeth informing her of his prophecies. This scene shows
just how close Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were at the beginning of the
play; it shows their original relationship. After reading the letter
Lady Macbeth is thinking about the opportunities open to her and
Macbeth. She is immediately conscious of the significance of the
predictions, and as the King will be paying a royal visit soon, this
will give them the opportunity to hurry the prophecy. She shows great
determination and ambition from the beginning, “shalt be/What thou art
promised”. This suggests that she is young for she has big ambition.
However, she may be old as she is determined to get her last chance of
power for in Shakespearean times mean were thought of first and women
occupied a lesser status to men in society.
Lady Macbeth is planning to put evil thoughts in Macbeth’s mind, “that
I may pour my spirits in thine ear” as she knows that she has to push
her husband in order for him to achieve greatness and hassle him on to
the murder he must commit. She is doubting Macbeth’s ability to gain
the title king as she fears that his nature is not ruthless enough, is
"too full o' th' milk of human kindness," to murder Duncan and assure
the completion of the witches' prophesy. She thinks he is too innocent
and pure as she relates his innocence and purity to milk which a baby
depends upon from their mother. She speaks of how he lacks ambition,
“art not without ambition” which adds to one of his weaknesses. These
establish the fact that she knows him so well, she know...
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...t 5, Scene1 as she
has become weak and less confident. She begins talking in her sleep.
She has become mad and starts ranting and raving, “Out, damned spot!”
Out I say!” which shows she is breaking down for in previous scenes
she was more in control. She shows excessive fear of blood as she
tries to remove blood from Ducan, “look, how she rubs her hands” she
cannot forget about the blood on her hands and the image haunts her.
AS well as seeing it, she can smell it and it cant be remove, “all the
perfumes in Arabia, will not sweeten this little hand” this links to
Macbeth’s point about the blood being unable to be washed away by
Neptunes oceans. Lady Macbeth reflects on what happened after the
murder of Duncan and her behaviour at the Banquet “to bed, to bed”.
She is echoing her husband’s behaviour and is hallucinating.
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