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  • Solid Information About Lady Macbeth's Outward Appearance
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    A Character Analysis of Lady Macbeth 'What's done cannot be undone'; This is what Lady Macbeth said to her husband when he returned from murdering King Duncan. The statement is subtle and explains her way of thinking. Although Lady Macbeth is not completely evil-minded, she does play a big part as the antagonist in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is a cold, heartless, and deceitful character. What did she get for being evil? Shakespeare did not supply us with much solid information about Lad...
  • Lady Macbeth
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    Macbeth From the beginning of the story, Lady Macbeth encourages her Husband to do what he must to gain te throne. "That I may pour my spirits in thine ear chastise with the valor of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round" (339). Now with her wicked thoughts of her so loved husband. However, do they really think that Macbeth would have committed this murder if his wife hath not been at his ear? Can they really think that he would have been able to kill the king if his wife had not...
  • Macbeth's Own Inner Deception
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    Deception in Shakespeare's MacBeth " Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under t". (Shakespeare 1.5. 64-66) Throughout Shakespeare's Macbeth, things are not always as they seem. Deception in this play is always present, especially with the main characters - Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is the most skilled at persuading others, especially her husband, into believe things that are not true. The above quote, spoken by Lady Macbeth to her husband, show...
  • First Time Lady Macbeth
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    Shire en Owl ia Ms. Fisher English IV 5 14 November 2001 A Woman Before Her Time During the Elizabethan era, a woman did not have any say in the relationship with her husband, but Shakespeare's Macbeth changes this accepted theory. Lady Macbeth is a woman ahead of her time; she is caught between todays ambitious, powerful woman and a fragile, powerless creature of the Elizabethan era. At the beginning of this tragedy, she is vicious, overly ambitious, without conscience, and willing to do whatev...
  • Lady Macbeth States To Her Husband
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    A Character in Her Own Right Behind all the great men of Shakespeare, there is a women close behind, who is often over looked. These women are just as crucial of a character as the men they follow. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Macbeth is a mere tool, there to carry out orders for his wife, both of whom desire nothing more than to rule. Together they will do anything, including murder, achieve their goal. Lady Macbeth proves to be a tragic figure and possess every capability that a man is ab...
  • First Line Lady Macbeth
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    "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here... ". (Act I, scene V, lines 44-45) In Macbeth, William Shakespeare writes this passage in order to shape the character of Lady Macbeth. Using only this line, the reader can almost determine Lady Macbeth's personality and her motives. Up to the point where this quote leaves off, we have not heard much of Lady Macbeth. When she receives the letter from Macbeth, it seems her fascination is not directed at her husband, but at her husb...
  • Lady Macbeth
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    Due to the ruthless and murderous actions taken in order to fulfill her yearning for power, Lady MacBeth, of Shakespeare's tragedy, MacBeth, suffers from emotional turmoil. At the play begins, she is a motivated, power-hungry woman with no boundaries, but as the play moves on, Lady MacBeth begins to fall further and further into a guilt-filled world, ending in her own suicide. After receiving the letter from her husband about the predictions of the three witches, Lady MacBeth dedicates herself t...
  • Lady Macbeth's Strong Power
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    Over the course of the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth significantly change with respect to their characters and their personalities. Macbeth starts off as a brave soldier whom is devoted to his king, but is tainted from the witches' prophecies, as Lady Macbeth appears as a kind wife but underneath lies a conniving, deceitful woman. Lady Macbeth's strong power is used to effortlessly persuade her weak husband. Her strength inspires him at the beginning of the play, but after he realizes his action...
  • Changing Relationship Between Macbeth And His Wife
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    The Changing Relationship Between Macbeth and his Wife". ... my dearest partner of greatness... ". writes Macbeth to his wife when he receives the first three prophecies from the witches. The relationship between Macbeth and his wife is a complicated one. At the start, they seem as in love with each other as when they were when married, the language used by both is intimate and playful. However there is a darker side to their relationship. Lady Macbeth has a change of heart and refers to her hus...
  • Relationship Between Macbeth And Lady Macbeth
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    Lady Macbeth: A Wife in Support of Her Husband One of the main characters in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, has been an object of intense criticism. Although sometimes regarded as cruel and vile, evidence exists that Shakespeare did not intend for her to be judged so harshly. By evaluating her character in relation to her actions, her overall relationship with Macbeth, and her death, we can see that Shakespeare quite possibly wanted Lady Macbeth to be judged in association with the actions of Macbeth. W...
  • Lady Macbeth's Evil Nature
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    The Power of a Woman The familiar saying 'Behind every great man is an even greater woman' can certainly hold true in many cases. A woman may very well be the driving force behind any successful man. However, a woman can also use her strong influence in a negative way. This can be seen in Macbeth, where Lady Macbeth is the evil force behind Macbeth's cruelty and evil doings. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is the main reason that Macbeth is transformed from a noble, respected Thane into a...
  • Example Of The Femme Fatale Character
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    The femme fatale, a seductive woman who entices men into perilous and compromising positions by way of charisma and mystery, is a classic, and often enthralling, character who can be found in many sources of literature and mythology of various origins and eras ("Femme Fatale" 1)". If the goddess of virtue is a lily and the vamp is an overripe red rose, the femme fatale is a Venus flytrap". (Billinghurst 1). In the simple quote above, Ms. Jane Billinghurst, author of "Temptress", provides explana...
  • Happy Lady Macbeth
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    The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare uses many thought provoking examples of how something that starts out with the best intentions can ultimately lead to disaster. The play, which is set in Scotland back at the end of the medieval era, is about one man's ambition to become king and the impact of that ambition on those close to him. Macbeth fulfils this ambition through the support and help of this wife, Lady Macbeth, only to find out that what he originally thought he wanted is not making hi...
  • Lady Macbeth's Wicked Behavior
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    Early in the play, Macbeth is conflicted as to weather or not he wants to kill King Duncan. In the first two acts Macbeth is not portrayed as a ruthless killer; he is a sympathetic character who succumbs to the provocation of his wife and a prediction told by three mysterious witches. In contrast, Lady Macbeth is a manipulative, immoral woman. Her ambition is so strong that she is willing to do anything to see her husband succeed. Lady Macbeth is a controversial figure. She is seen by some as a ...

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