Relationship Between Macbeth And Lady Macbeth

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Christina James
Ms. Berryman
Academic English III, Period 1
21 December, 2015
Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth In relationships, the power given to both partners must be balanced in order to have any success. Once one person feels they are above the other one, chaos and anger might result. Back in the Elizabethan era, men and women had two completely different roles in society, the roles of women were very limited. Men were superior and were considered as leaders, while women were expected to be housewives and mothers. Women were seen as the weaker sex, and were not allowed to do half the things men could like working, voting, or even acting on stage. Women were never treated they way they should have been, and this is due to men acting exceedingly better than women. With no equality in a relationship, it can lead to disagreements, and irritability, which can result in a split in the partnership. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare highlights the division of Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s relationship, to suggest that excessive ambition leads to downfall. Although it was uncommon for women to be treated as an equal in a relationship during this time period, many people had a relationship where there was equality. Shakespeare began Macbeth’s relationship with parallelism. When Macbeth first found out about his prophecy- to become King- he immediately sent a letter to his wife informing her. Shakespeare addressed the letter to
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