Macbeth : Who Made Choices?

714 Words Mar 11th, 2015 3 Pages
Toby Zeng
3/2/15
English 2
Macbeth Essay Who Made Choices?
In the eyes of the world, Lady Macbeth was the devil incarnate with a vicious heart. People think Macbeth killed all of those innocent people because Lady Macbeth compelled him to do that. However, I state that Macbeth made his own choices. Lady Macbeth just made it faster to happen. Lady Macbeth had power first, then Mcbeth took it. After that, they lost their power in the end of play. We can see that their struggle for power shifted throughout the play.
The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can be broken into three different periods. The first period was made up of Lady Macbeth from Act 1 and Act 2. Lady Macbeth was viewed as very controlling, strong. She had all the power. The second one is from Act 3 and Act 4. In those two acts Lady Macbeth’s weaknesses were coming through. Macbeth took her power.The last one is from Act 5, Lady Macbeth felt guilty. She was sleepwalking and talking weird. Macbeth was scared too. No one had power at this time.
Lady Macbeth definitely had all the power between her and her husband in Act 1 and Act 2. On page 21 Lady Macbeth said “Come, you spirits.That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full. Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood.” That shows Lady Macbeth thought she was a woman but she can still kill people like men. This monologue shows how strong and evil Lady Macbeth was. It…
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