The Portrayal Of Women In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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During the period where Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, women were uneducated, forced to act submissively and never expressed their opinions. Shakespeare turned all that around when he used female characters that have powerful roles to turn around from the norm and go against expectations in his time. The witches and Lady Macbeth are examples of female characters that have power in the story. In this quote, it explains how from the point of Macbeth’s confrontation with the witches, tells her his prophesize on how he will become the future king of Scotland. Through, that moment it shows Lady Macbeth’s ability to read as a female character which in her time was abnormal due to a majority of females in 1600 not having the ability to read. Through,

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