Macbeth Relationship Analysis

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MACBETH RELATIONSHIP ANALYSIS I found the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth very interesting in the play. In Act I they are completely devoted to each other. Love, respect and trust are the contents of their relationship. The trust in the relationship is revealed right at the beginning when Macbeth sends his wife a letter telling her about the witches and the predictions “This have I thought good to deliver to thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thee mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee.” (I, v, 10-13). The affection between the two is clearly shown when Macbeth salutes his wife with “My dearest love” (I, v, 58) and also on the …show more content…
When Macbeth becomes King the evil side of his nature takes over completely. He becomes a butcher and tyrant without any feeling of remorse. Before, he had to be persuaded by his wife to kill. Now, once a King, he doesn’t even bother to tell her of his plans, like the murder of Banquo. He doesn’t need his wife’s support anymore; he has the power and therefore now controls the relationship. The relationship cools down. Lady Macbeth doesn’t have the same effect over Macbeth as before. She is left over. In Act V we see clearly what happened to Lady Macbeth. She is now the person who broods about the dreadful things they have done, “A great perturbation in nature, to receive at once the benefit of sleep and do the effects of watching!” (Doctor, V, i, 8-10). She is frightened of the dark; “She has light by her continually.” (Gentlewoman, V, i, 21-22). She walks in her sleep and washes her hands all the time to get rid of the blood, “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” (Lady Macbeth, V, i, 33). While Macbeth’s spirit is broken. He thinks about how meaningless his life is. “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (V, v, 23-28). He is also very strong and brave “I’ll fight till from my bones
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