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The Character of Lady Macbeth.

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Introduction Act 1 scene 7 is very important in the whole of the play because the string of murders started here, and what Macbeth and Lady Macbeth wanted to do was accomplished. This was the scene in which Macbeth became King and the original King (King Duncan) was murdered. Before this scene what had happened was that King Duncan came to Macbeth's castle and there was a great banquet. Lady Macbeth had played a part of a man instead of Macbeth because Macbeth was worried about the murder that he was going to commit. This scene was the most dramatic out of all the scenes because Macbeth had/was going to kill King Duncan. The Character of Macbeth The scene opens with the solitary Macbeth wrestling with his thoughts of murdering the king, and he seems to be losing to his conscience. We know this because first he is ok with the idea of murdering Duncan but then he says to his wife: "We will proceed no further in this business. ...read more.


The audience would react differently to how Macbeth is like now because in this scene he is not represented as a power-hungry and heartless butcher, and this is because he says that he doesn't want to murder Duncan but is forced into it. The audience don't know quite how to react because sometimes Macbeth is evil but sometimes he is good. The motivation behind Macbeth's words and actions is that he doesn't want to murder the king because he feels that he hasn't any complaint against the king so the murder will be pointless. The Character of Lady Macbeth In this scene lady Macbeth is angry and is insulting and we know this because she says things like: "Was the hope drunk / Wherein you dress'd yourself? Hath it slept since?" and she also says that if he's going to go back on his word, he doesn't really love her, and he's a coward, no better than the "poor cat i' the adage," who wants a fish, but doesn't want to get its feet wet. ...read more.


How does Lady Macbeth persuade Macbeth to murder Duncan? Lady Macbeth was emphasising her own determination Themes and issues The main theme in this scene is the Murder of King Duncan. This theme is significant throughout the play because this murder leads to a string of other murders in the play and also that it is after this murder that Macbeth becomes King. This scene contains: deception, guilt and masculinity. Another Main theme was the masculinity of Lady Macbeth and her powerful and violent insults. In this scene Lady Macbeth had shown the masculinity of her that wasn't shown before in the play. Lady Macbeth also used violent and powerful insults such as: "But screw your courage to the sticking-place" and "make our griefs and clamour roar / Upon his death" Conclusion This scene is a very important scene as it contains a lot of tragedy. It leads to the king getting murdered and there is a lot of verbal violence. In this scene there is DECEPTON, GUILT, and MASCULINITY. There is a new King in the play and a long string of Murders that had started from King Duncan. ...read more.

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