Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's Relationship

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Is gaining power more important than a relationship? When Macbeth usurps the throne as King of Scotland, he puts aside his relationships to carry out as king and his relationship with Lady Macbeth is impacted. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship takes a shift as well as partly remains the same when Macbeth is given the title of king of Scotland. Macbeth’s relationship remains the same in that he offers his respect of Lady Macbeth as well as uses words of love to call for her, but it takes a shift in the way that Macbeth becomes more independent and doesn’t confide his plans with Lady Macbeth. Macbeth’s relationship with Lady Macbeth stays the same after becoming king in the way that he offers the same respect to her that he did before being given the title of king. He uses words of love when talking to her. Such tokens of love can be seen before Macbeth becoming king when he writes the letter to Lady Macbeth: “This have I thought good to deliver/thee, my dearest partner of greatness…”(Scene 1.5 Lines 10-11) Macbeth writes a letter to his wife about the witches’ prophecies and calls for her by using the phrase “my dearest partner of greatness” showing that he respects Lady Macbeth and truly cares for her wellbeing. This same reaction can be seen after Macbeth seizes the throne. When Lady Macbeth and Macbeth express their unhappiness after becoming king and queen, Macbeth calls to his…
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