Lady Macbeth's Relationship

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In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes throughout the play because it was not built on good foundation. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were not able to understand each other. However, unfortunately, both of them destroyed themselves and their relationship by their actions throughout the play. Their relationship appears in the beginning of the play to be a successful one. However, the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth deteriorates and falls apart throughout the play because it was not built on true love. In the beginning of the play Macbeth appears to be a nobleman who loves and respects the king and his wife Lady Macbeth. However, Lady Macbeth seems to …show more content…
However, he did not have a strong character, which was why his wife easily manipulated him. When Macbeth received the prophecies in the beginning of the play, he sent a letter right away to his wife. He sent this letter because first, he did not know what to do about it, second he did not want Lady Macbeth to insult him for now sharing this information with her. This was evident from the way he wrote the letter "This I have thought to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness; that thou mightiest not lose the dues of rejoicing" (I.v.10-12). The way he wrote the letter did not show love as much as it showed fear of his own wife. Then when he went back to his castle, she has already made a plan to kill Duncan; she then started instructing him on what to do and what to tell people. When he started feeling guilty she started questioning his masculinity and called him a coward "And live a coward in thy own esteem" (I.vii.46). Because of this, after they killed Duncan Macbeth starts turning away from Lady Macbeth and making his own plans. He did …show more content…
This was evident when she went to him and told him " Why do you keep alone, of sorriest fancies of your companions making….what is done is done" (III.ii.10-11,14). In this quote she was trying to make being a king appeal to himmore . After this Macbeth became thirstier for power, to the extent that he started killing anyone who made him feel threatened. He was only focused on power and on how to stay in the throne; this was why he did not meet with Lady Macbeth a lot after Duncan's murder. At the end of the play, when Lady Macbeth dies his reaction was "she should've died hereafter"(V.v.19). At that time in the play, he was preparing for the war that would define his destiny, and decide whether he would stay the king or die. That was why he did not care about Lady Macbeth's death. This shows that their thirst for power destroyed their relationship. In conclusion, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth did not love each other, which was why their relationship fell apart. They were both a psychopath, which made them not able to feel guilt or love. In addition, Lady Macbeth always wanted to control Macbeth and call him a coward. This made him stop loving her and turn against her. Their thirst for power made them only focused on staying in the throne until she committed suicide, and he was killed trying to defend the throne that was not rightfully his. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were able to destroy their relationship because they were not able to love each

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