The Relationship Between Macbeth And Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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The play Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare between the time of 1599 and 1606. The play is one of his shortest, yet darkest plays. At this time superstition and witchcraft was very much believed in, hence inspired by the Holinshed’s chronicles Shakespeare wrote the play.

The story revolves around the character of Macbeth, a kinsman of the king of Scotland who at the end of a great battle is greeted by three weird sisters who prophesize him being the thane of Cawdor and the future king, Macbeth writes to his wife, describing what the witches had told him and calls her his’ partner in greatness’. Together the two murder the king to possess the crown. To further protect himself, Macbeth sends men to assassinate Banquo. Macbeth, driven
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Shakespeare portrays the couple to be particularly ambitious. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth share a strong bond and the desire to possess the crown. Macbeth considering his wife to be his “partner in greatness” shares everything with her, he writes a letter describing what happened during the encounter with the witches, he also mentions about being king and how excited he is for his glory. This shows his trust. However Lady Macbeth doubts her husband’s ambition and his mental strength to do …show more content…
Macbeth already had his mind working on how to make the prophecies come true but he stayed hesitant until Lady Macbeth convinced him that it would only be beneficial for the two of them, this only shows how Macbeth’s ambition is weak. Also after killing the king Macbeth started to panic a little in front of his wife instead of staying calm. “but wherefore could not pronounce “Amen”?I had most need of blessing, and “Amen” stuck in my throat”(Act 2, scene 2, 29-31) Guilt took over Macbeth in the beginning of the play but Lady Macbeth calmed him down and asked him not to cower. “These deeds must not be thought after these ways. So, it will make us

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