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Shakesphere uses the past tense ?were? to emphasis that Lady Macbeth no longer sees her husband as a man. This line also shows Macbeth?s doubt over their plans to murder Duncan, which is further implied by his soliloquy in Act 1 Scene 7. Predominantly, at the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth appears to the audience as the driving force behind their ambition to gain power and more assertive than Macbeth, who seems doubtful towards the plans which they have made. As the play progresses their roles seem reversed to the audience and Lady Macbeth becomes more hesitant to their murderous plans.
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Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth in his extract as a character who is highly affected by her past. ?Out damned spot out I say? suggests that lady Macbeth is hallucinating Duncan?s blood on her hands. Her hallucinations are so deep to a limit were she can smell Duncan?s blood in her hands .At this point the audience are aware that lady Macbeth cannot bear the guilt anymore due to her severe hallucinations of blood. Later on in the play lady Macbeth commits suicide which heightens the guilt she was feeling due to her ambitions driving her to commit the horrific deeds.
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Her anger is shown at the opening of the scene with the use of three rhetorical questions. In the first rhetoric question, Hecate criticizes the witches in a deeming way. In the second rhetoric question the alliteration 'trade and traffic' emphasizes her upset tone and in the third rhetoric question she asserts her superiority over the witches "mistress of your charms, the close contriver of all harms". Through the metaphor, 'wayward son' Hecate gives clues that Macbeth attempted to defy the witches prophecy by trying to destroy Banquo's line.
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Furthermore, she uses personification which is another of her manipulative skill which reminds him about his ambition to be the Thane of Cawdor because drunken people often forget things. The audience see Lady Macbeth do this several times during Act1 scene 7 when she insults his sanity. For example, she says to ?screw? his ?courage? which leaves Macbeth to be feeble and accede what Lady Macbeth say him to do. Secondly, Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a victim of the scary encounter of Banquo's Ghost.
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after Duncan had been killed and Lady Macbeth wouldn?t want to take that chance, so she offers a reassurance that so long as you don?t think about it, no one will realise which it sound easy. She also says, ?Look like the time? which refers to the idea that Macbeth?s time is now, not only to rise to power but to also kill King Duncan ? this is manipulative as it increase the ambition in Macbeth?s mind to become King.
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The witches, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth?s ambitions are responsible for Macbeth?s downfall. The witches are at fault for Macbeth?s downfall because they were the first to fuel Macbeth?s hamartia. The witches are the first to give Macbeth hope of being king. The witches tell Macbeth of a prophecy that includes him receiving the title, Thane of Cawdor, and eventually becoming king. When Macbeth arrives home King Duncan gives Macbeth the position, Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth then fully believes the witches? prophecy that was given to him. When Macbeth kills Duncan to follow the prophecy and become king, Macbeth changes into an entirely different person.
- Word count: 774