The Importance Of Death In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is still to this day one of the player writer's most successful works, for a variety of reasons. The piece is gorgeously written, mostly consisting of Shakespeare’s signature unrhymed iambic pentameters, and though it is not easy to understand, the play is considered a masterpiece that to this day intrigues many. However, those are not the only reasons the tragedy gained so much popularity; unlike many of Shakespeare’s works, “Macbeth” does not appear to be black and white, and leaves much room for debate. Furthermore, many questions are unanswered by Shakespeare himself, even after the story ends. For example, who was the real killer of King Duncan? There are many different answers to this question, and there are many characters to blame for his death. However, there is one character that managed to seal King Duncan’s fate …show more content…
Seldom will a person turn to the spirits for help, but Lady Macbeth did so, and requested they “unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty (Shakespeare, 1.5.39-41). In short, Lady Macbeth asked for the spirits to remove her of her kind, feminine nature, and instead fill her with cruelty and rage, so that she may feel no remorse getting rid of the king. Additionally, she appeared outraged by Macbeth’s reluctance to kill his king, and questioned his manhood: “When you durst do it,” she angrily exclaimed, “then you were a man” ( Shakespeare, 1.7.49). By purposefully insulting something important to her husband, his manhood, Lady Macbeth manipulated him into believing he must do what she ordered, or else he shall be known as a coward. In conclusion, Lady Macbeth seemed to be a very heartless, disturbed woman, who forced her merciful husband to do what she believes was right; even if that happened to be

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