Macbeth And Lady Macbeth

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In Shakespearian times the woman had no powerful roles, they did not write or act in plays. The roles were strictly played by men. Only men could have a high positioned job, and could hunt and other masculine things. This was true, however, in Macbeth written by William Shakespeare he portrays that both the men and the women in the play craved and have powerful roles, and desire ambition. Additionally, he shows how the roles of gender are flipped between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and displays that Lady Macbeth wants control over Macbeth. In the play Lady Macbeth stands in for Macbeth’s manliness throughout the text, and she was the brain of all his decisions. She desired to manipulate his decisions so it would work out in her favor, so she could have a higher position as queen. Although “A Strange Infirmary” authored by Jenijoy La belle asserts that the actions of a women in that time period were not looked at as manly actions, and women were incapable to have such manly cravings due to their physical setbacks characteristics, and in “The Five Tragedies in Macbeth ” written by Miguel Bernad, he states that the roles of gender flip and the characteristics of each gender can be in either characters, and he shows the intense grip of Lady Macbeth’s power over her husband. With these sources you can see, manly qualities and strive for power is not something that is held only within a physical man. Sex does not play a role for hunger for ambition. However, in these times women
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