The Transformation of the Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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Macbeth, a tragedy play by written William Shakespeare. Throughout the play the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is the engine that drives the tragedy of the play. Macbeth is a play about a Scottish knight named Macbeth who comes back from battle and meets three ‘witches’. They predict that Macbeth shall become king. At first he was skeptical though when it was announced by King Duncan that he will be made Thane of Cawdor, the next in line for king for his bravery on the battlefield he believed that their prediction was possible. With this event Macbeth believes the witches' predictions are true so he informs his wife Lady Macbeth whom upon hearing the news becomes excited and supportive of the idea. The two of them murder …show more content…
These facts reveal that they were in quite a close relationship at the beginning of the play.
The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth dramatically changes after the terrifying act of murdering King Duncan. After this event their relationship rapidly deteriorates. Lady Macbeth started to control Macbeth and was willing to. This explains that there is change in their once healthy relationship. Further throughout the play they both change as individuals grossly changing the relationship. After the death of Duncan Lady Macbeth slowly loses her sanity and pulls back from her previous ambitions. Macbeth is informed by the doctor that Lady Macbeth has become sick in the head.

Doctor: "Not so sick, my lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies, That keep her from her rest."

Macbeth: "Cure her of that: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; Raze out the written troubles of the brain; And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart?" (V, iii, 41-50)

This shows that Macbeth is so overrun with greed that not even his demon wife can take his eyes away from his ambitions. Macbeth simply tells the doctor to cure her and that is all. He does not talk to her and think much of her. Later she
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