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Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are two very different characters, and put together they make the powerful but tragic story of Macbeth full of bravery, beauty guilt and betrayal.

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Behind every successful man is a strong woman!! Macbeth an lady Macbeth are two very different characters, and put together they make the powerful but tragic story of Macbeth full of bravery, beauty guilt and betrayal. Macbeth, at the beginning of the play is already successful having killed Macdonald and sliced him "from the nave to the chops" in the battle, between King Sweeno of Norway and Duncan's army. Macbeth's bravery brought him great honour such as Thane of Glamis and as the witches predicted to him "Thane of Cawdor." When Macbeth met the witches with Banquo they told him that also "Shalt be king hereafter" Macbeth, knowing that King Duncan was still living didn't believe them and demanded to know more saying "Speak, I charge you! " we see now how he is used to giving commands to such people. Soon after, when the witches left, Macbeth thought of only one thing, telling his "Dearest partner" what has happened. Upon receiving his letter, for the sake of their prize lady Macbeth gives herself up to the witches saying, "unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the chops to the toe top full of direst cruelty; make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse." ...read more.

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Because Macbeth has "done the deed" he is terrified as he heard a voice calling "sleep no more to all the house. Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more - Macbeth shall sleep no more. " After the killing has passed Macbeth and his wife's relationship deteriorates fast. She thinks that "some water will wash this filthy witness from your hand" Macbeth is very proud of this brutal achievement and because he has succeeded once, he plans for two murderers to kill Banquo and Fleeance because "Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy." Although he is, on the other hand quite conscientious of what people think of him because he feels so guilty. He begins to hear and see things. He can't bring himself to pray or even say amen as he is so guilt-ridden over his crime. He often has flashbacks and one in particular, at the celebration banquet left the thanes questioning who actually killed Duncan. Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost at the banquet table and he starts to panic, talking to the ghost saying "thou canst not say I did it; never shake thy gory locks at me." ...read more.

Conclusion

that you can't always get what you want even if you have your heart set on power, lies through evil will always come back to haunt and drive you mad. A man can be seen in modern day life as successful because of either one of two people, mother or wife. In the play Macbeth, his wife is behind most of Macbeths success. Lady Macbeth is like any other wife to her husband, she is always there behind the scenes and supporting her husband in every possible way. Lady Macbeth was there when he was struggling with the fact that he could have become king sooner than expected if he commits murder. The relationship between husband and wife was like a steady rock that soon became filled with turmoil. Lady Macbeth is a twisted example of "Behind every successful man is a strong woman" because her strength is shown when she manipulates her husband to get what he wanted so badly, yet he wouldn't admit it and also because she wanted the victory herself. Macbeth wouldn't of been successful if his wife hadn't have been behind him encouraging him to do the things he almost refused to do. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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