Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Lady Macbeth’s role is significant in Macbeth’s rise and fall from royalty. She is Macbeth’s other half. During Shakespearean times, women were regarded as weak insignificant beings that were there to give birth and look beautiful. They were not thought to be as intelligent or equal to men. Though, Lady Macbeth is the highest influence in Macbeth’s life. Her role was so large; in fact, that she uses her position to gain power, stay strong enough to support her unstable Lord, and fails miserably while their relationship falls apart. Lady Macbeth has the ability to manipulate everyone around her.
Lady Macbeth is a dominant character as soon as she is introduced into the play. She became an image known for her ambitious nature. Her thirst for power and disregard for life was shocking, even to her own husband. The moment she hears about the prophecies, she decides to stand behind Macbeth and see him to the throne. She is immediately set on her quest for more power. As it says in: “Glamis thou art, and Cowador, and shalt be/ What thou art promised.” This scene is crucial because it is the turning point where Lady Macbeth decides that she might have to do the murdering to fulfill her thirst for royalty. Macbeth is doubtful of his morals about their plan to kill King Duncan; however, she makes comments that question his courage. The fact that she belittles him, insults his abilities, and questions his manhood is so manipulative, but also works it in her favor. She said to him
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