How Does Shakespeare Make Lady Macbeth's Character Dramatic and Interesting?

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How does Shakespeare make Lady Macbeth’s Character dramatic and interesting?

Shakespeare makes Lady Macbeth more dramatic and interesting by making her seem unlike the average woman of the Elizabethan era and giving her the opinion that she is physically and mentally stronger than Macbeth.

Lady Macbeth claims that Macbeth doesn’t know what he is talking about and that he was acting as if he was drunk when they agreed to the murder, and as such she is insulting his intelligence and loyalty. “Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?” This shows that once Macbeth had changed his mind, and Lady Macbeth didn’t like it, she was capable of insulting his self-belief and generally degrading him hoping to make him feel weak and
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What cannot you and I perform upon th’unguarded Duncan?” Phrases like “We’ll not fail” show that Lady Macbeth herself believes that they are completely capable of the murder and she has no qualms about killing anybody to make herself more important. Also, words like “Th’unguarded” shows that Lady Macbeth has planned the murder to go ahead with or without Macbeths help and she needs Macbeth to understand that she has opened the door for him to make himself King.

Shakespeare highlights further Lady Macbeth’s ambition and cruelty as well as the confidence in her abilities during Act 2 Scene 2. After Duncan has been murdered, Lady Macbeth grows into an even more arrogant and extremely selfish person, “Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures”. This shows that Lady Macbeth holds contempt and impatience for Macbeth’s guilt and science and it is especially show through phrase like “Infirm of Purpose!” Her arrogance is shown by her claiming that the dead are nothing to her and they are just something for her to hang on a wall and something that she recognises but has no feelings or emotions about.

Lady Macbeth uses short orders because she believes herself to be much better and overall more significant and mentally powerful than Macbeth. This is dramatic because she can openly speak about the dead without remorse for the actions and this would have deeply shocked a near devoted Christian audience because of the fact
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