How Does the Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Change Throughout the Play

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How does the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth change throughout the play?
In this essay I am going to talk about the dramatic and rapid changes of the relationship between husband and wife, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play the couple share a loving and strong bond; however this contrast to the end of the play as the relationship which once was a strong is weakened as the couple no longer have importance in each other’s life.
At the beginning of the play Macbeth displays his love and passion for his wife Lady Macbeth as he writes her a love letter; in the letter he shares his achievements with Lady Macbeth, the couple are united. Macbeth displays his affection for Lady Macbeth in his letter. “My
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“Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem” (Act 1 Scene 7, line 43-44)
Lady Macbeth becomes the Dominant spouse as she pressurizes Macbeth into the murder; she calls him a coward and questions his manhood. “I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do is none” (Act 1 Scene 7, line 45-46) This statement proves that Macbeth is beginning to react towards his wife’s burden as she questions his man hood; he wants to prove that he is the man that she expects him to be.
As the conversation of the murder deepens Macbeth becomes more entranced in his manly hood has he weakens towards Lady Macbeth and is defeated by her supremacy. “I am settled and bend up” (Act 1 Scene 7, Line 79)
Macbeth has accepted that he has been convinced by his empowering wife into the murder of King Duncan.
In Scene 2 it is the night of the Murder, the couple are jittery and uneasy Macbeth has murdered Duncan and is instantly regretting his actions. “Hark” (Act 2 Scene 2, Line2)
Lady Macbeth is unnerved by a shrieking owl, this shows that she is tense and anxious about the arrival of Macbeth from Duncan’s chamber, she shows concern and worry for his safety, this highlights there strong relationship.
As Macbeth Arrives he is still holding the bloody daggers with which he had
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