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Macbet- Lady Macbeth's arguments of persuasion

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The Tragedy of Macbeth The Macbeth play was written by Shakespeare in the 17th Century and is a Tragedy play. The play has been watched and read all over the world! Macbeth even today has been notified as one of Shakespeare's most descriptive and interesting plays. The play was first acted out at Hampton Court Palace, where James 1 of England was entertaining his brother in law, king Christian of Denmark. The story was an old one but had later been interpreted by Shakespeare, the best dramatist of the time. The setting of Macbeth was placed in the 11th Century, when most people believed in the supernatural. Women's roles were to look after their house and bring up their children. They always had to obey their husbands and for that reason were taken advantage of; on top of this they were treated as sex objects. What makes the Macbeth play so different is that Lady Macbeth was much different compared to the role of which other women played at that time. In Britain everyone was to be a Christian! Once a baby was born, they immediately after had to be baptised. ...read more.


Third Witch "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter." (Act1 Sc3) Angus and Ross two of King Duncan's messengers report to Macbeth to inform him of some great news. He's told that King Duncan of Scotland is making him the new Thane of Cawdor as he felt very proud of him for killing his and Scotland's worst enemy at battle. Macbeth feels surprised and sends a message to Lady Macbeth who's at Macbeth's castle. He tells her about the witches' prophecies and how the second witches became true. He wonders about whether the third witches will also, which is for him to become King. Lady Macbeth is excited about this and dearly wants to become Queen of Scotland. She wants it so badly that she calls upon spirits to encourage her evil deeds. To show the cruel thoughts running through her mind she makes reference to being more masculine. "...unsex me here..." (Act1 Sc5) This would help her carry out her evil deeds so she's able to commit the crime as planned. She is eager for her femininity to be taken away! The murder scene of Macbeth which is the most outstanding theme in the play is placed in Act 2 Scene 2. ...read more.


She seems to have a very conscious mind in the later Scenes and is extremely worried about the murder, with her having nightmares about it. Doctor "What is it she does now? Look how she rubs her hands" (Act5 Sc1) Here Lady Macbeth's doctor is contemplating about what she is doing in her sleep. She's having awful dreams and shows the symbolism of guilt by rubbing her hands. This would have been to wash the blood off her hands! Comparing this to the previous scenes and what she says to Macbeth is much the opposite. Previously she was bringing out the fact that all the evil thoughts that were passing through their minds at the time would soon be gone and that it will be very simple to forget about the murder! The moral that Shakespeare has left behind on The Tragedy of Macbeth, is that you should always be happy with what you got. Never try to be something that you're not and also never try doing something which you are incapable of handling, as along the way you will get yourself into trouble. Shakespeare is also portraying a message about women which is to make sure they don't step out of line. From the play of Macbeth you're able to see that if it wasn't for Lady Macbeth no conflicts would have aroused! Anish Sethi 1 ...read more.

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