Macbeth Character Analysis

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Who wears the pants in “Macbeth”? In the play “Macbeth” they tell us what the roles are of men and women, how Lady Macbeth is a man, and how Macbeth is really a women. Men are supposed to be strong and be providers while women should take orders and do chores. Men and women have certain roles they should assume in their household to keep it running smoothly. Men are supposed to be powerful, courageous, give orders, and never ask for help. In addition, men do not want to look weak, so they are not supposed to show feelings. When Malcolm was talking to Macduff he was saying man up “Dispute it like a man” (4.3.219) Malcolm told him to man up because men are not to show emotion and Macduff was emotional because he was upset about the death of …show more content…
She is strong-willed and is not afraid of anything. In the first act of the play Lady Macbeth thought of the idea to murder Duncan, so that Macbeth would become king. She knew this would be a huge risk because if they got caught they could be executed. However, because she is so strong-willed like a man she did not care. In the first act she asks to be unsexed because she doesn’t want to be nice anymore. “Come, you spirits/ That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me/ here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/ Of direct cruelty!” (1.5.41-44) Lady Macbeth says that she wants to be unsexed from a woman because she wants to be filled with cruelty from head to toe. Also, men are supposed to be the strong ones and show no emotion; however, for Duncan’s death Lady Macbeth had to finish it because Macbeth was getting too emotional and Lady Macbeth did not care. Lastly, Macbeth is talking to Lady Macbeth about children and he says she will only give birth to male children. “Bring forth men-children only;/ For thy undaunted mettle should compose/ Nothing but males.” (1.7.73-75) Macbeth says this because he thinks because she is so masculine she can only give birth to male children because there are no female traits in her. Overall, Lady Macbeth has very few female traits in her because of this people are saying she is a man because of all the masculine traits she

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