Character Analysis Of Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Most people would say the greatest thing in the world would be if humans could know everything about everyone. To know what makes that person who they are, to know what they thought of us when they passed by, or when people get angry and we want to know how the opposing person really feels. Luckily with books there’s no need to wish to do those things, they tell you everything about a person no matter if it’s in a bibliography or a fictional book. Authors tell us about their characters in different ways, such as William Shakespeare, he builds up his characters buy letting the reader know about them in creative ways, such as his character Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is one of the main characters in the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, …show more content…
The way someone speaks can tell many thing about them such as if they have manners or not. Speech is also a key component to building a character because it gives an insight on their personality, it can show if there a bully, polite, brave, smart, or unintelligent. For the character Lady Macbeth one of the things it unravels about her is that she is a brave woman. Her bravery is shown when she says: “When you durst do it, then you were a man” (Shakespeare 56). When William Shakespeare has her speak against her husband’s authority, which was frowned upon in this time period the book was written, he is letting the reader know that she is not afraid to speak her mind, as well as put her words to action. Giving a character this attribute shows he wants to bring her in as a big character. Telling the reader to be aware of her, because she is going to be key and do some …show more content…
When William Shakespeare shows Lady Macbeth actions it shows her bad side. She says bad intend actions to Macbeth trying to convince him to do it for her: “what not put upon his spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt of are great quell?” (Shakespeare 58). Lady Macbeth does not care if the officers get in trouble for her actions to kill King Duncan. As well as Lady Macbeth also does not seem to mind that Macbeth is doing the dirty deed for her, since it was partially her idea to do this horrendous action. Although she is not the only mind in the operation, these actions show her carelessness for other things as long as her and her husband get to the top. To make matters worse, she goes through with killing the King: “A little water will wash away all traces of the deed. Then it will be easy.” (Shakespeare 75). To explain the matter further, Lady Macbeth went and stabbed King Duncan again to get the blood and smear it on the faces of the drunken guards so they could take the blame. With her doing this, William Shakespeare makes her actions speak louder than words. She is just as evil as Macbeth and angry he did not do what he was told correctly, then she took it to herself to finish the deed. By having her act this way makes her one of the worst characters in this play, she more demented than meets the eye. Although William Shakespeare builds her up to also be evil

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