Shakespeare leads you along one path of thought, to then divert your thoughts onto another. In the play Macbeth there is no main focal theme that overrules the others; the play however has several underlying themes, namely there are important themes i. Since a marriage is supposed to bring out the best in one another, not the very worst, this is another reason why their marriage could not be said to be a good one. The letter shows us of the close relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and shows us that the deepest secrets of the heart were revealed to each other. While the witches are clever, sinister beings, their horrifying appearances are confused to be more masculine than ladylike.
After reading the letter Lady Macbeth is focused and in preparation for the arrival of her husband. Lady Macbeth uses her power over MacBeth, to influence him to kill Duncan. Macbeth does not stop with his terrible plans until the end. As a warrior, general, Macbeth decides to die as a soldier, on the battlefield. I believe she did this because she is actually a bit worried or frightened about the thought of murdering the king ,so by using a euphemism she is not only avoiding saying that she wants to murder him. This type of relationship seems very unnatural for the time because in this time it was more customary for a woman to be submissive to the husband.
When he brings the daggers from the king's room, Lady Macbeth orders him to return them to the scene of the crime. Macbeth seems to be emerging into a blood thirsty character as he no longer dwells on the death of Duncan. Siddons and Kemble furthered the view established by Pritchard and Garrick that character was the essence of Shakespearean drama. The traditional role of men usually take charge, and wears the pants, but its already clear the Lady Macbeth wears the pants. He has more power over her since he is the one making the plans and taking action on his own, without her input. Those who are around them also are caught in the crossfire of their action.
The play Macbeth, shows an untraditional marriage; where the woman is in control, while the husband takes the back seat. However when Macbeth begins showing signs of weakness and is giving excuses as to why he should not kill the king, Lady Macbeth changes her stance from being a persuasive and loving wife to officious, threatening and critical of her husband. In this essay we will explore numerous examples of this on the part of the two protagonists, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. What would you tell them about the factors that lead to the disintegration of a relationship? Macbeth is shown as a brave, courageous, honorable, strong-willed and in control; Then slowly Macbeth looses his masculine qualities. They believed that, when married, the husband would be in control and the wife would have no choice but to do what their husband asked.
Their opposing views are the reasons that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both end up dead. Where he was considered kind-hearted and well-loved before this act, after this act, he began to drift away from his basic nature of goodness. Nevertheless, she also cannot bear the heavy burden of responsibility. She shows her power and strong will through this statement. Jenijoy La Belle assesses Lady Macbeth's femininity and sexuality as they relate to motherhood as well as witchhood. On the other hand, as the roles reverse, Lady Macbeth is seen regressing to traditional female emotions while Macbeth becomes more power-hungry. I will explain how their relationship is different to traditional relationships of the time.
My Lord is often thus, and hath been from his youth. She has the last say in this relationship. After being elected as a king, Macbeth knows how to keep his throne. In Lady Macbeth's first scene she is reading a letter from her husband telling her about the witch's predictions. The way Lady Macbeth describes Macbeth it appears as if he is a coward and not as heroic as previously learned in the house. In the beginning, when she had just heard of the witches prophecies. He does not ask her to be happy for him, but rather for herself because of the role of the queen she is bound to take, if he ascends to power.
He did that to protect her, but it was also another way of being away from her; it really drove Lady Macbeth insane. They represent a mixture of various emotions, intentions and features, and each of them should be analyzed both separately and from the point of view of their relations. Though he seeks her comfort whenever he is down, he does not create much time for his wife. Unfortunately, most of these character changes are not for the greater good. We are left to assume that as foreseen by the doctor she died in her bed of such a burdened heart. This was not an apparent part of Lady Macbeths plan, and this unsettled her.
If much you note him, … you shall offend him and extend his passion. Lady Macbeth faces the conflicts of her desire to be queen and her guilt and inability to follow through with what she says she will do which connects to a central theme of greed causes corruption. Lady Macbeth struggles with her identity and realizes what she may want for herself is not necessarily what society expects of her. The witches have a part in him loosing his masculinity. But it would appear that Lady Macbeth didn't confine … herself to household responsibilities.