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Lady Macbeth

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18th Feb 2003 Tuesday Faderera Adeniyi GCSE: English Coursework Lady Macbeth We first meet Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5, She is reading a letter from her husband, Macbeth. In the Letter Lady Macbeth read that Macbeth could be king. They are both intimate because Macbeth reveals everything to her and he also called her "My dearest partner of greatness". When she finished reading the letter she said some things like Macbeth is kind "Yet do I fear thy nature, it is too full o' the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way". She sees Macbeth as a good, gentle and soft character full of inner goodness. Lady Macbeth speaks in a blank verse. She couldn't persuade Macbeth her self to kill king Duncan, so she called on the evil spirits, she said " Come you spirit that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top- full. ...read more.


In this scene Macbeth has made up his mind not to go ahead in killing Duncan but after listening to his wife he was clearly undecided. Macbeth said, " We will proceed no further in this business", Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth by saying he doesn't love her, he is not a real man if he doesn't go ahead with the plans, he is a coward, he called him a beast, she would be willing to kill her child rather than not to go ahead with the plans and she reminds him that it was all his idea. She wants to show him how she'd prepared to give up, how desperate she is for him to achieve his ambition. She wants to shock him into action. She shows him how she wants to be Queen and she says he is a beast for not killing Duncan. ...read more.


She has become a little soft at heart and lost some of her aggressiveness. Their relationship has changed, they have both become cold towards each other and Macbeth has started to keep to himself. Macbeth has also killed his best friend Banquo. It reveals that they have drifted apart and Lady Macbeth still controls Macbeth, She does this by making excuses for him. Lady Macbeth is more dominant and Macbeth is more dependant. The last scene, we saw Lady Macbeth is when she was washing her hands, Duncan's blood now haunts her in her dreams (she was the one who took back the daggers and saw all the blood). She is not really talking to Macbeth very much anymore. She thoughts preying on her mind. The distress results to sleep walking and talking in her sleep. Isolation from Macbeth has driven her mad. She is obsessively wash her hands, thinking she can still see and blood on her hands. Lady Macbeth committed suicide at this scene. ...read more.

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