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The different ways in which lady Macbeth changes all the way through the Play

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The different ways in which lady Macbeth changes all the way through the Play In Elizabethan times the audience were very concerned about anything to with magic or witches, action was taken if anything suspicious about a certain individual was noticed, if a individual was suspected of being a witch they were killed, or put on a test to see whether they could survive the prosecution if they could then they were a witch. Lady Macbeth has lots of control over Macbeth she is partly the cause of the tragedy that happens. She drives Mac Beth into doing what he does and gets emotionally involved with him. In the beginning (the scenes act1 scene5-7), she thinks that the problems should be taken into her own hands as soon as she reads the letter about the witches' prophecies. At the start of the play, Lady Macbeth thinks that Macbeth couldn't do the murder and that he was not tough and manly enough to do it, she thinks he couldn't: "Catch the nearest way" She plans to be quick in planning what to do. ...read more.


Macbeth suffers from the tension and worries of the crime they will commit. Much later in the play after the murder Lady Macbeth tries to calm and ensure Macbeth by explaining that: "Things without remedy. Should be without regard: What's done is done". Lady Macbeth's relationship with the supernatural causes her to become very emotionally involved with Macbeth's Problems and to become quite evil. At one point, Lady Macbeth demands the assistance of unearthly evil forces "You murdering ministers" "Come, thick night" "the dunnest smoke of hell" She wants the assistance of the evil. Lady Macbeth is becoming wicked, she uses this wickedness to drive Macbeth. By the end of the Play (scenes act1 scenes 5) Lady Macbeth becomes Very mentally and emotionally ill, she starts to go crazy, the murder or Duncan and Banquo. Mainly Banquo. Makes her full with guilt, she cannot bear the real truth. "I tell you yet again, Banquos buried; he cannot come out on's grave" Lady Macbeth eventually goes delirious, carrying a lit candle wherever she walked these actions are a pathetic attempt to get rid of the real, evil darkness. ...read more.


After she has lost confidence and no longer has control of Macbeth, this may lead to the death of Macbeth, because he is useless without her, the two together are powerful. She now has lost faith and any enthusiasm that she had before. The downfall of lady Macbeth is not something sudden that happens in the play, not something that has happened after a certain event, her downfall progresses as the play goes from start to end, after a range of events that have happened. The death of Banquo, was not intended by lady Macbeth, This is one event. The death of Lady Mac duff and so on... Lady Macbeth is not even clear in the head on act 5 scene 1, she is not actually sane as she was in act1 scene5. But Act 1 Scene 5 is the start of Lady Macbeth's downfall, as this is what sets her off and causes the problems. So it can be seen that the witches were all the cause of terror and destruction, if it wasn't for them none of this would probably not have happened. ...read more.

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