Manipulation In Macbeth

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In the playwright, “Macbeth” composed by William Shakespeare, momentous ideas of the tragedy of humanity, ambition leading to evil and the art of manipulation can be reflected in the use of characterisation, language and dramatic techniques. This will give attained in depth insight and understanding to the characters throughout the play.

Macbeth” written by Shakespeare depicts the central theme of tragedy that exemplifies the downfall of a man who is a tragic hero. ‘The Wheel of Fortune” or “Rota Fortunae” is a concept that refers to a woman named Fortuna spinning a wheel that changes the states of human beings that bring either great fortune or misfortune. This ‘playing of god’ concept delineated in many plays of Shakespeare, including Hamlet,
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The wife of Macbeth is one of the most powerful female figures in literature history. Her character possesses a lack in humanity, strength like no other and a burning ambition for power and to become queen, significantly more than her husband Macbeth. “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here” – Lady Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 5. In the opening scene Lady Macbeth with the dramatic technique of aside, she demands for her femininity to be banished so she can commit the act of murdering King Duncan for herself. Lady Macbeth has a significant influence on Macbeth’s downfall as she is the character that pushed him over the line to kill Kind Duncan. Lady Macbeth achieved this with the use of derivation and the art of manipulating her husband by criticising him calling him a “coward” and “If you’re a man, you’ll do this and that”. Shakespeare created her character to damage Macbeth’s sense of masculinity in order to achieve status and power. Consequently, there are many religious allusions which reveal Shakespeare’s Christian influenced context. The playwright of Macbeth and The Adam and Eve story are paralleled in the sense that the female character is the manipulator in which is tempted by her own desire and ambition, thus causes the weaker male figure to feel forced to comply out of love even if they disagree with her. Lady Macbeth tells her husband

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