Examining the Dramatic Impact of Act 2 Scene 2 of “Macbeth” Considering the Significance of the Scene in the Play as a Whole.

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Examining The Dramatic Impact of Act 2 Scene 2 of “Macbeth” Considering The Significance of The Scene In The Play As A Whole. In the scene before Act 2 Scene 2, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth decide to make a huge decision, and kill King Duncan. Killing the king was a very sacrilegious thing to do, as the king was known to be appointed by God. Lady Macbeth pushed “loyal” Macbeth into killing The king, she patronizes Macbeth with her cunning ways, offending his manhood, his courage and his loyalty to his word to her. Macbeth, seduced by her ways, agrees to go on with this horrendous plan. Lady Macbeth is obviously showing signs of nervousness creating tension, as she awaits for Macbeth to come back with the news that either he had…show more content…
Macbeth had crossed upon a mistake though, he had brought back the bloody daggers with him. Lady Macbeth and Macbeths feelings and relationship starts to seem to go the opposite direction from one another. Shakespeare makes it obvious to the audience that Macbeth has the weaker touch and that the relationship is rapidly falling apart. He shows this by the nervous ramblings of Macbeth, he appears to have lost all insight, whereas Lady Macbeth appears to have become more cunning, devious and in control. Overall, this creates sympathy towards Macbeth, because of how he’s being treated by his wife. Now someone has to go back and put the daggers onto the drunken guards. Lady Macbeth tries to trick Macbeth into doing one of her dirty deeds yet again, but, this time, he refuses, this is another climax point, Macbeth shows signs of him starting to stand up for himself, and tells Lady Macbeth that he isn’t going to be pushed around by her anymore. Leading Lady Macbeth into doing her own dirty work. The repetition of knocks increases the tension. Macbeth mentions how he wishes that if only the knocking woke Duncan up, showing signs of regret. Once Lady Macbeth returns to her husband, she appears agitated and quickly ushers her disturbed husband to his chamber, where they can rid themselves of the signs of their horrific acts. Macbeth constantly shows signs of regret for what evil

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