Lady Macbeth And Mr Hyde As Sinful And Immoral Characters By The Victorian And Jacobean Audience
1651 Words Nov 1st, 2015 7 Pages
In “Macbeth” and “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, Shakespeare and Stevenson both use the initial appearance to reflect the villainy of Lady Macbeth and Mr Hyde.
Shakespeare’s initial presentation of Lady Macbeth portrays her as a strong female character who possesses great ambition and determination. Soon after discovering Macbeth’s prophecy, a sudden thirst for power arises where she therefore deems Macbeth as someone who is “too full o’th’ milk of human kindness” to commit regicide. Consequently, Lady Macbeth is shown to be wanting to “pour [her] spirits in thine [Macbeth’s] ear” to eventually persuade Macbeth to execute wrongful acts. Shakespeare uses “spirits” as a metaphor for the words that Lady Macbeth will use as persuasion. To…