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How Does The Relationship Between Macbeth And Lady Macbeth Change Throughout The Play

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How Does The Relationship Between Macbeth And Lady Macbeth Change Throughout The Play In the tragedy of Macbeth a married couple who do everything to become and stay King and Queen. They go troubled times and have to stick together to get through it. By the end of the play their plans start to go wrong. Lady Macbeth dies because of a troubled mind. At the beginning of the play Macbeth and lady Macbeth are really close together and tell each other everything. This is what keeps them together. Macbeth meets three witches who tell him his future. They tell him that he will be King of Scotland. Straight away Macbeth writes a letter to Lady Macbeth about this. Lady Macbeth writes back to support Macbeth. Macbeth knows that if he kills the current king he will become king. This is what's brings Macbeth and Lady Macbeth together and how they fall apart. ...read more.

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Pay particular attention to Banguo, praise and flatter him and make him feel important, both with what they say and how you look at him. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth seem to be happy here talking to each other but worse is to happen. Lady Macbeth knows that they aren't safe from him and they have to wash their honour in the steam of flattering, disguising our real feelings with welcoming faces. Lady is hinting that Banguo might well meet a sudden death and it is remarkable that Macbeth doesn't tell her of his plan in so many words but talks as if he expected Banguo to be present at the banquet. Macbeth makes this point about praising and honouring Banquet so that no one gets suspicious about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth doesn't tell Lady Macbeth about his plan to kill Banguo. This shows that they aren't confiding in each other. ...read more.

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Macbeth's wild behaviour and the death of Banguo, but most of all she is trying to wash the blood from her hands after the first murder. Lady Macbeth say's " My hands are of colour and a little water clears us of this deed" All this is happening because Lady Macbeth cant get it all this trouble of her chest. Lady Macbeth kills her self in the end because of terrible nightmares. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth just had to talk to each other. she probably couldn't talk to Macbeth because he was just as bad and was at a weak point in his life. Act 5 Scene 5. After Macbeths first ordered with Lady Macbeths a messenger comes in shaken and scared because of what happended the last messenger tells Macbeth that the wood is moving. Macbeth doesn't know what to do, Stay or runaway. Macbeth eventually stays and Macduff brings peace to Scotland, With Macduff becoming King and Macbeth back down to normal with all the murders of his chest as they all found out. Declan Noble 11M ...read more.

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