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This is a presentation regarding the woman as shown in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" & their influences on Macbeth

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Macbeth Speech This is a presentation regarding the woman as shown in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" & their influences on Macbeth. The witches appear. The first scene is set in an open wasteland, where thunder and lightening is present. Also rampant through the play is the idea of "Fair is foul, foul is fair." Basically, this means that appearances can be deceiving. What appears to be good can be bad, and this is seen in such things as the deceptive facade of Lady Macbeth and in the predictions of the witches. This quotation is also like a signature to their witchcraft alliance, as this is the only time when all three talk at the same time. We understand, as a result of the poor weather conditions, that Shakespeare is attempting to frighten the audience of these witches. The audience sees they have magical powers to see the unseen, when we understand they have contacts with the Devil through evil spirits when one witch says "I come, Greymalkins" and another says "Padlock calls". "Greymalkins" and "Padlock" are evil animal spirits. ...read more.

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This is a big influence on the story, and for a woman to influence a man is somewhat evil in Shakespeare's times. Although Macbeth is a powerful and brutal man in the hands and trickery of a witch his qualities are shattered. They influence Macbeth very easily by telling him truths which have been bent. The witches are separated the other characters by using rhyming couplets, whoever speaks in rhyming couplets are one of them. Before Macbeth kills King Duncan this is what he says: 'Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.' This tells us that Macbeth is acting as a witch would. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth of her plans and how to disguise the murder; she tells us how it is impossible to go wrong. It is effective because Macbeth will feel relaxed and that nothing can go wrong, he can rest knowing he won't be a suspect. Lady Macbeth is more ambitious than Macbeth to kill the King, "He is too full of the milk of human kindness" tells us that she knows Macbeth very well and he would not carry out a murder without lots of convincing. ...read more.

Conclusion

In this scene Shakespeare makes it quite clear that she is in control of her husband and the situation and shows more of the strength of her character. We get the first impression of greed in Lady Macbeth. This is because when her husband has become thane of Cowdor, she is not happy, but wants more. She is a big culprit in influencing Macbeth. He had more of a lets wait and see how I become King idea, while she wanted to kill him on the same night. He stated that he will not do it, but he was finally convinced. This shows that Lady Macbeth talks not like other woman do to their husbands. Usually in those time, woman's only jobs was to cook, clean, look after children and please their husbands, but it seems that Lady Macbeth has a lot of power of Macbeth. In Act 1 Scene 6, King Duncan arrives at Macbeth's castle. Dramatic Irony is used when he says "This caste hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle sense." We know he is going to die in this castle but he doesn't. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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