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Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth analysis.

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MACBETH RELATIONSHIP ANALYSIS I found the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth very interesting in the play. In Act I they are completely devoted to each other. Love, respect and trust are the contents of their relationship. The trust in the relationship is revealed right at the beginning when Macbeth sends his wife a letter telling her about the witches and the predictions "This have I thought good to deliver to thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thee mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee." (I, v, 10-13). The affection between the two is clearly shown when Macbeth salutes his wife with "My dearest love" (I, v, 58) and also on the letter where he says "...my dearest partner of greatness..." (I, v, 11). The respect comes when Macbeth listens to his wife, which talks about the murder. He respects her opinion and gives her a polite answer "We will speak further." (I, v, 71). In Act I, ii we see that King Duncan considers Macbeth a brave soldier and good man "O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman!" ...read more.


(II, ii, 54-56). He has a troubled mind. He imagines hearing voices "Methought I heard a voice cry "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep," the innocent sleep..." (II, ii, 39-40). We analyse the depth of his conscience when he says; "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean form my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine making the green one red." (II, ii, 65-67). While Lady Macbeth is calm and self-confident whenever he panics or imagines things "These deeds must not be thought after these ways; so, it will, make us mad." (II, ii 37-37), "Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers!" (II, ii, 56-57). She is also very casual " A little water clears us of this deed." (II, ii, 71) and direct, the mother type, "Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go, carry them and smear the sleepy grooms with blood." (II, ii, 52-54). Act III is the big turning point of the play. It is as if Lady Macbeth's strength of character has been taken over by him and his weakness by her. ...read more.


He is heart has cooled down. "She should have died hereafter; there would have been a time for such a word." (V, v, 17-18). Macbeth fights and dies bravely, for it was his nemesis have his head shopped off by a man not born of woman "Behold where stands th' usurper's cursed head. The time is free"(Macduff, V, viii, 54-55). Their characteristics showed how they completed each other, so the relationship was stable. For Macbeth was weak and needed a woman with great determination and strength, such as Lady Macbeth, to support him and make him goes forward on his plans. We also can see how the relationship fell apart according to the sequence of events, which lead them to "switch positions", he became strong and she became weak, and how they died for the bad they've done. "What's more to do which would be planted newly with the time, as calling home our exiled friends abroad that fled the snares of watchful tyranny, producing forth the cruel ministers of this dead butcher and his fiendlike queen-who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands took off her life-this, and what needful else that calls upon us, by the grace of Grace we will perform in measure, time and place." (Malcolm, 65-74) ...read more.

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