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Why Is Lady Macbeth A Character In Macbeth?

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Introduction

Why is Lady Macbeth a character in Macbeth? Why is Lady Macbeth a character in Macbeth? She is the centre of all evil in Macbeth. He wants us to see her as a good person but then as we read on, he makes the audience realise that she is more then a women. She is like a catalyst. Without it, the reaction would take its time. But in Macbeth, without Lady Macbeth, all the evil things will take its time. As soon as we meet her, we know that she will plot Duncan's death. When Shakespeare introduced Macbeth to the audience, I thought that he is a good knight, listens to his king and will defend his king no matter what the problem is. We know this because King Duncan says "O Valiant Cousin, worthy gentlemen". The captain says "yes, as sparrows, eagles, or the hare, the lion" which tells us that Macbeth is brave as a lion. The letter that was sent by Macbeth says "my dearest partner of greatness" which tells the audience that they are both equal, they are both powerful and that they both are the same. ...read more.

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The "come" is a command and she is commanding the spirits. However, in modern audience, we are use to this stuff from watching movies, but a Shakespearian audience will think of things a little different. They are used to seeing people making love and 1 partner telling the other partner to calm down, but when they see Macbeth, they will feel confused. The Theme that can link to Lady Macbeth is betrayal because is betraying Duncan by persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan and be the king and being 2 different things at the same time. Throughout act 1 scene 7, Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth and she is challenging him. One technique she uses is exaggeration. She uses this when she says "I would, while it was smiling in my face in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I sworn as you have done to this". She uses this technique and says this to Macbeth, so he will promise to kill the king. I think the most powerful technique Lady Macbeth uses is the Juxtaposition. She compares innocence with evil. ...read more.

Conclusion

It was because of the guilt that made her kill herself. A modern audience's view will be different to Shakespearian audience because the modern audience are used to seeing these kinds of things. Why is Lady Macbeth a character in Macbeth? She is the centre of every evil and bad thing Macbeth does. She is like a catalyst, without it the chemicals will take its time reacting. Without Lady Macbeth, Macbeth would have had to be king after Duncan died and that could take its time. She is also a strong and determined person. She is evil because she says that she would have dashed out a baby's brain even if the baby was smiling at her, but she is not pure evil because guilt got the better of her and she killed herself. What kind of a response did Shakespeare want the audience to have towards her? Shakespeare made Lady Macbeth a character in Macbeth so he can show people that they should never judge a book by its cover. She looks innocent, but theirs an evil beast inside her. She told Macbeth to be like her. She told him "look like th'innocent flower, but be the serpent underneath it" the way Shakespeare presents lady Macbeth tells people to never underestimate a woman!!! ?? ?? ?? ?? Ehtesham Hanifa 10O ...read more.

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