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Comparison between Lady Macbeth and Empress Wu Ze Tian

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Peh Hui Shan (19) 2 Courage Comparison between Lady Macbeth and Empress Wu Ze Tian Both Lady Macbeth and Wu Ze Tian were very heartless woman. Lady Macbeth was heartless in a sense that she was willing to forsake her child in return of being a queen. She told Macbeth "...plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you..." She would do whatever it takes to be a queen. Similar to Lady Macbeth, Wu Ze Tian was also a heartless woman. She framed the empress in killing her child when in fact; she was the one who killed the poor child. Her hideous act had made her the empress when the emperor decided to replace the empress's status with Wu Ze Tian. The emperor had believed her story and thought that the empress had killed Wu Ze Tian's child. Also, they were similar in a way that they loved power too much. ...read more.


However, she was not contented to be just a queen. She wanted to control the country. She wanted to be the emperor. When the emperor died, she made her son the emperor but in fact, she was the one who was telling her son what to do. She was in fact the one ruling the country. Later, she demoted her two sons and became the emperor herself. She was the first and only female emperor in Chinese history. However, as much as they were alike, there were still some differences between them. Lady Macbeth manipulated other people to do the killing for her. She had her own hesitations as King Duncan reminded her of her own father. She did not bear to do the deed herself. Therefore, Macbeth did it for her. However, in Wu Ze Tian's case, she did the killing of her daughter on her own. She has no hesitations. ...read more.


However, her husband did not appreciate what Lady Macbeth had done for him. He ignored her after he became the king and did not even show any signs of sadness when Lady Macbeth died. In Wu Ze Tian's case, she married the emperor since young and because of her beauty and intelligence and therefore, there was no true love between them. The emperor loved Wu Ze Tian because of her appearance. Wu Ze Tian became a favourite of the emperor because of her talent in arts, history and literature. Therefore, the emperor was attracted to Wu Ze Tian due to her intelligence as well. If Wu Ze Tian loved her husband, she would not have gone into another relationship with other men who became kings after her first husband died. In conclusion, Lady Macbeth and Wu Ze Tian were similar in the sense that they both think that they are power hungry. However, Lady Macbeth is not as flirtatious as Wu Ze Tian and she was less heartless in a way that she did not do the killing herself. Credits: http://www.clicknotes.com/macbeth/T17.html#47 http://www.anoca.org/her/she/wu_ze_tian.html http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine6.html http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/bios/b3wuempress.htm ...read more.

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