Comparison Of Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' And ' Othello ' Essay

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The relationships in the two tragedies, "Macbeth" and "Othello", written by Shakespeare, are very different but have similarities at the same time.
In Act 1 Scene 5 of "Macbeth", Lady Macbeth began to read a letter from her husband, Macbeth, who was on the field of battle. The letter from Macbeth enlightened Lady Macbeth about how the three weird sisters had supernatural powers, and how they 'd promised him a future of greatness. In Jacobean times, when Macbeth was written, women were seen as significantly lower than men, which suggests they 'd be unable to comprehend or deal with large scale news, but the fact Macbeth told his wife this information suggests how strong their relationship was and how much he valued and trusted his wife, since Macbeth was supposed to have kept this information a secret, but he felt he could trust his wife with it.
The letter further shows how strong the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth was, when Macbeth refers to her as "...my dearest partner of greatness...", this suggests the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth was very strong, as by using "dearest" it shows Macbeth had no one dearer, she is the dear "-est". Macbeth also used "partner" to address Lady Macbeth, which shows there 's equality in their relationship, as the word "partner" suggests that they are one, therefore with equality. At the time Macbeth was written, in Jacobean times, there wasn 't much equality between men and women, males were seen as more…

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