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Macbeth English Coursework The play Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a play about murder, to get power, and manipulation all caused by the witches that made a prediction that Macbeth was going to be Thane of Cawdor and The King. Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis, but how of Cawdor and be King after if Duncan is the King? Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife, she is the one who leads Macbeth to do all the murdering to be King. This play relates to today society because it's about killing people just to have power, to have control over things. When we first see Lady Macbeth she's reading the letter that was sent by Macbeth, the letter talking about the witches' predictions. She sounds very commanding and manipulative. We can tell this by the language she uses, she already starts to plan what she's going to do. She demonstrate that she is evil "Come thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it ...read more.


She shows us that she knows what she's doing by challenging Macbeth's masculinity. Lady Macbeth shocks the audience because she plays the game unfairly, everyone knows that men can't resist women when they are being seduced by her and they would do anything for the women to get what they want. In this scene she proves that she's very confident about herself and she's in command of everything. On the night of the murder Lady Macbeth appears to be calm and determined. Whilst Macbeth was worried and scared she gives him advice to stay calm. On the night of the murder Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that someone said that God should bless them and another person said Amen, but he couldn't say amen back and Lady Macbeth responds to him "Consider it not so deeply". She carries no remorse, she doesn't show that she cares about the murder, to her it seems that it's a simple thing that can easily be forgotten as she says "A little water clears us of this deed." ...read more.


While she is sleep walking she seems to be washing her hands and says "Out, dammed spot! Out, I say!" In this scene her gentlewoman tells the doctor that this act often happens, since Macbeth has gone to battle. I think Lady Macbeth is behaving this way because she regrets what she done, I think she feels guilty and scared. After this scene I do feel a little sympathy for Lady Macbeth because she regrets what she done. I believe she is acting this way because she is being disturbed by remorse and because she is scared. But I also think she deserves this because it was her fault that all the murdering happened, even though it was the witches predictions it was Lady Macbeth that made the decision of killing everyone that was in her way. I do believe that part of the audience would feel sympathy for Lady Macbeth now because of all she is going through but I also believe that the other part of the audience wouldn't feel sympathy for her because what goes around comes around, people harvest what they plant. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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