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Lady Macbeth manipulates and emasculates her husband

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One way that she does this is through manipulation and the questioning of his manhood; "look so green and pale...Art thou afraid" she begins to insult him because she knows that Macbeth cannot bare it when someone questions his masculinity. For every insult that she gives him, he slowly begins to give in to the plan as he believes that committing the murder is the only way to prove that he is not weak;" a coward in thine own esteem". Lady Macbeth manipulates and emasculates her husband very effortlessly, this affects Macbeth a great deal, and as he begins to feel that he is doing the wrong thing and should go forward with the murder. ...read more.


out" this tells us that there are no stars in the sky meaning that the sky is pitch black , a good time to carry out awful deeds as there is no one to see you doing it. We slowly start to see Macbeth embracing his evil side. Macbeth walks into banqou , there is tense atmosphere around them as banquo is quite suspicious of Macbeth it is quite ironic that the first line Macbeth says to banqou is ;"friend" as he is actually his foe since banquo wants to stop Macbeth form doing this unjustifiable deeds. They talk to each other formally as they are very guarded .and unsure of each other. When banqou exits the scene Macbeth begins to hallucinate and see things; "is this a dagger I see before me..." ...read more.


As the murder approaches Macbeth begins to speak more and more like the witches;"wicked dreams abuse. Witch craft celebrates" he becomes more confident on what he is doing and asks the evil spirits to help him with the deed. He calls the earth and asks it to conspire with him , he pleads with the earth to help him by not allowing any sound he makes with his feet or with his murderous actions to be heard ;" thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk" "I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell" Macbeth realizes that he has to stop debating to the issue or he may end up talking himself out of doing the deed as before. ...read more.

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