William Shakespeare 's Macbeth And The Farmer 's Bride Essay

1379 Words Feb 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Throughout Macbeth, many emotions within the marriage of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are shown, each presented in different ways. Similarly, there are many emotions linked to marriage presented within the poems Havisham, Cousin Kate, and The Farmer’s Bride. Many techniques and emotions are displayed, and I will be exploring some of these throughout this essay.
Shakespeare presents the strength of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship through the obvious trust and respect they have for each other. This level of equality between husband and wife was not common at the time during which the play was written, which makes their relationship appear to be even stronger compared to those that would have been common at the time. The couple starts out to be a strong one, which can be seen through the trust for one another that they share towards the beginning of Macbeth. Macbeth shows his trust for Lady Macbeth early on, where he immediately tells Lady Macbeth about the news he received from the witches. He also shows his trust for his wife when he allows her to make plans and decide how to go about the news they received. This is shown through Macbeth giving no argument when Lady Macbeth tells him to ‘leave all the rest to [her]’. The trust within their relationship is very different to the distrust and frustration between the farmer and his bride. Where Macbeth trusts Lady Macbeth enough to tell her everything, the bride has little to no communication with her husband. ‘I’ve hardly…

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