Essay On Strengths And Weakness Of Lady Macbeth

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I have made a research and analysis essay of three strong women, where I looked at their stories, discussing their weaknesses and strength, how they reacted to different situations and an analysis of their characteristics with critics and scholars to support my points.

Lady Macbeth is in the list of one of the strongest women in english literature, many people and scholars agree on how manipulative, insensitive and inhuman she is because she would step the boundaries of morality to achieve what satisfies her greed, unlike her husband who has morality and sense of humanity in him making their characters completely contrast to each other. And as we see well in her opening scene, when she calls upon the "Spirits that tend on mortal thoughts"
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In the end, she fails the test to her own ruthlessness. Having chastise and scold her husband during the banquet (Act III, Scene 4), the pace of events becomes too much even for her: She becomes mentally unstable, a mere shadow of her former commanding self, mumbling in Act V, Scene 1 as she "confesses" the crime she had commuted and her part in the murder. Her death is the event that causes Macbeth to ruminate for one last time on the nature of time and mortality in the speech "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" (Act V, Scene 5).

There was a study by Isidor H. Coriat on Lady Macbeth’s situation after committing her crime where she would start sleep walking, Discussing his analysis on how she gave off symptoms hysterical somnambulism. “Somnambulism is not sleep, but a special mental state arising out of sleep through a definite mechanism. The sleep-walking scene is a perfectly logical outcome of the previous mental state. From the very mechanism of this mental state, such a development was inevitable. She is not the victim of a blind fate or destiny or punished by a moral law, but affected by a mental disease“ (The hysteria of Lady Macbeth, Paragraph 1) in this statement the scholar talks about how this is a disease and a mental illness which could be the very reason of her demise not her ill fate or destiny

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