Gender Roles- Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Essay

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In the old Shakespeare play Macbeth, women wear the pants, while the men wear the dresses, this is the theme throughout the play. It focuses on the marriage of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth takes the lead role, while she convinces her husband to kill Duncan. Shakespeare play concerning gender roles, shows the untraditional marriage in Scotland; what one sees is not what one gets. It also show how one starts is not how they end. The story of Macbeth shows power and betrayal. It shows power because it shows how one can take charge and get it done. It shows betrayal because he kill Duncan just to get the crown. The untraditional marriage between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Lady Macbeth shows how a woman takes charge of her marriage, showing she is …show more content…
She the woman of the house. She’s an example of a woman that most women wish they could be. Lady Macbeth convincing attempts to rejects her feminine sensibility and adopt a male mentally because she feels that the ones around her, think females should be weak. Lady Macbeth feels all women should be strong. Lady Macbeth is the type of woman that gives orders, instead of taking them. Lady Macbeth planned everything. She planned the murder, and how to poison the guards. However, Lady Macbeth does doubt the plan. Macbeth is shown as a brave, courageous, honorable, strong-willed and in control; Then slowly Macbeth looses his masculine qualities. The witches have a part in him loosing his masculinity. The traditional role of men usually take charge, and wears the pants, but its already clear the Lady Macbeth wears the pants. “ Lady Macbeth appears to be the more freighting figure” (Maternal Power par 1). The role of Macbeth is a friendly person, who is dictated by his wife; She controls his every thought. Its as if he doesn’t make a move without her knowing. She clearly over powers him in every way. The weird sisters also play apart in the gender roles. “ The disruption of gender roles occur in the weird sisters the trio perceived as violating nature and dispute the designation, as sister the gender roles, the characters is also ambiguous” (play with gender role par 3). In the story of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth shows her