Comparing Sheila and Lady Macbeth´s Relationships with Their Husbands

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Comparing Sheila and lady Macbeth
In this essay I will be comparing Sheila and lady Macbeth's relationship to their husband, at the start of the play, Sheila and Gerald have known each other for some time, and they are here celebrating their engagement in which Sheila is really happy with, in the middle she starts to gain some power and by the end she is fully in power and tells her family what to do. Gerald comes from a rich, powerful, well-respected family. At the start of Macbeth, lady Macbeth is in control of the relationship, she starts as the man of the relationship to typical Jacobean women as she suicides and kill herself at the end.
At the start of the play 'An inspector call', J.B Priestly presents Sheila and Gerald with a …show more content…

Woman of her age at that time should be ruled by their father or by their husband. However throughout the beginning of the play 'Macbeth', lady Macbeth is seen to be in full charge. The fact that she planned the murder and her level of confidence tells us that she has no mercy on people. 'We fail?' this quote used when Macbeth asks lady Macbeth what would happened if we fail?, She uses this rhetorical question to show off her confidence as well as her coldblooded nature. This link to how she is in a unusual type of relationship to Macbeth. In addition, Lady Macbeth is speaking as if she is certain that that this murder will go ahead. But she is fully aware that it is going to be emotionally difficult to go through with, and she calls upon evil spirits to assist her murderous plans."Come, you spirits, that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty;" She does not want to have any human emotion in herself, as she knows that that will cause her to possibly back down and not go through with her plans, so she begs that she lose her inner feelings of conscience; This would be see as wired as the women as that time would not do anything such.

From this we can understand that at the beginning Sheila and lady Macbeth have a contradictory and contrasting relationship with their husbands. On one hand Shelia is an immature and childish character whereas her husband, Gerald, is the

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