Macbeth, like the any other tragic hero, has a great flaw. Due to his unbridled desire, for power and the position of king allows lady Macbeth to goad him into doing far more than what needed to be done. He foolishly throws everything else that matters away because of his wife’s criticisms and diabolical mind along with his own personal short-comings. Throughout the play, readers or the audience will notice a significant shift in the Macbeth couple’s sanity. Macbeth, out of guilt starts seeing specters, his wife sleepwalks through the castle speaking of the spot on her hand that will not wash away, and the dirty deeds the couple has committed.
We often say there is no love other than mothers love, but the character of the Duchess conflict that. In William Shakespeare's Richard III, the Duchess of York seemed vague with her responds, She seems very patient also with Richard III at the being of the play; nonetheless She never explore her hatred throughout the play. She is a widowed mother, of Clarence, King Edward IV and Richard III. The Duchess of York has very bad relationship with her son due to his bad things he do, for example killing anyone that gets on his way to become king. Richard committed crimes, and killed the closest people to him and others just to achieve kingdom and be the king.
She is also scared for Hamlet during the duel against Laertes which ends up being a trap to poison Hamlet and kill him. Gertrude has made poor choices that can make her look like a villain but actions that also make her look very caring. Gertrude’s actions are responsible for a lot of Hamlets madness. In the beginning of the play, before Hamlet discovers the truth behind his father’s murder, he is upset at his mother because she remarried quickly. Not only did she remarry quickly but married her dead husbands brother, Claudius.
Linda does not really attempt to save her husband, although she knows very well what is wrong with him and that he will kill himself if she does not do something. Ambition is another crucial part of these plays, essentially killing Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Willy. Linda on the other hand does not give in to the pressures of society like the rest of the characters have. Each character plays a part in the death of their spouse, negligence, selfishness and ambition aided in the downfalls of both men. Linda and Lady Macbeth both play massive roles in the demise of their husbands.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a young prince named Hamlet is shocked to learn of his father’s murder carried out by his uncle and his mother’s incestuous marriage with his uncle. Hamlet is undoubtedly angry and upset at his mother for remarrying so soon after the death of his father and begins to believe all women act in the same manner as his mother. Through Hamlet’s harsh treatment of the female characters, Shakespeare portrays an unjust distrust towards all women and their presumed potential for betrayal. The queen’s impetuous remarriage ruined Hamlet’s opinion on womanhood. After Hamlet’s speech about suicide and death, Hamlet describes the causes of his pain, specifically his disgust at his mother’s marriage to Claudius.
“The image of family life in the play represents a different story of experience” (McFarland 3). There was not a happy ending to King Lear and I believe Shakespeare used this to show people that evil does exist in the world. He also shows that when the allocation of power arises, people will go to above and beyond to get what they want. Goneril’s lust for power was satisfied from scene one, but the lust she had for Edmund never was satisfied—even until her death. “Goneril and Regan are vicious and unfaithful to each other” and Goneril is the one who turns on her sister and the alliance they both had in scene one was destroyed (Cohen 5).
Furthermore, Hamlet’s misogyny continues as he disrespects his own mother, as he states, “She married—O most wicked speed! To post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets” (1.2.156-57). Despite his uncle Claudius being half the relationship, he continues to solely blame his mother for the act. Hamlet continues to hurt others for no reason, disturbing natural order. Additionally, Hamlet murders people for no good reason.
This possibly mean she had no control in getting married to Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, who is mainly the person to blame for majority of the conflicts. Hamlet additionally describes his mother by saying “O most pernicious woman!” (1.5.105-106). Meaning that he is calling her evil and despises her, therefore gets the feeling that all women are the same. This definitely has a major effect on his perception of females in his civilization. Under all the madness; Hamlet fails to realize that his mother truly loves
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.
Similarly, he blames his mother for marrying her dead husband’s brother, who is now the King of Denmark. Hamlet’s treatment for women stems from his mother’s impulsive marriage to his uncle who he hates and Ophelia choosing her father’s advice over him. Hamlet shows much anger and disrespect to the women in his life. Ophelia’s believing her father’s words breaks Hamlets heart, being the reason for his treatment towards not just her but his mother. Ophelia