Essay on Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Lady Macbeth

In The Scottish Play no other character is portrayed with such deviation and alteration of a feminist view, such as Lady Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s casting of such an abnormal, creation of characterisation opens up the darkest, deepest secrets of a power lusting women, starting in Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth’s cravings for godly power is unleashed when she is shown to have opened up her chamber to a different dimension of an abnormal self where she is seen as an manipulating, destructive obliteration of the normal, controlled 1600’s ‘woman’.

In William Shakespeare’s original Macbeth (the play) after Act 1 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth is set out to make the paranormal witches predictions be set in stone, this is supported when Lady Macbeths states she will, “pour my spirits in thine ear”, this is stating that she is going to poison Macbeth’s mind with her thoughts and change him, this is because she feels that that he is too soft to carry out certain sins (murder) to seek the crown, this is shown when she decides to mock Macbeth by stating that he is, “full o’ th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way”, by this she means that Macbeth’s nature is kind but because of his nature he cannot kill to get the quickest way to the crown.

Considering the statement made by Lady Macbeth in Act 1 scene 5 within her soliloquy she states that she wants the spirits to, “unsex me here”. This is where Lady Macbeth is exaggerating on how to gain the crown and asks…

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