Sunday, 29 May 2011

Character Analysis: Lady Macbeth

LADY MACBETH: Lady Macbeth is known to be one of the most famous and frightening female characters in Shakespeare's time. She is Macbeth's wife, and is a really ambitious women (just like Macbeth), who looks to achieve power and high political position. She uses Macbeth to help get her there. Lady Macbeth tells him to listen and do what it takes to over throne Duncan and become King of Scotland. This all lead to the murderous events which occurred due to Lady Macbeth successfully tempting/persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan. In the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth seemed to be a very powerful and demanding person.  She would make her own decisions and follow through. Towards the last Act of the play, Lady Macbeth seemed to have fallen apart.  Not only was she weak and not in power as she was before, she was also considered mentally ill.  From being the strongest woman, to becoming a weak ill woman, Lady Macbeth suffered through the nights. She was consumed with endless guilt for the violent acts that had happened, which affected her emotionally and mentally. For example; the visions she had of blood stained all over her hands. 

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