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Macbeth. "In drama there are more interesting roles for men than for women." Discuss to what extent you agree with this statement and what it is that makes a role interesting.

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"In drama there are more interesting roles for men than for women." Discuss to what extent you agree with this statement and what it is that makes a role interesting. In the play Macbeth written by Heinemann Shakespeare, has many interesting male and female characters. However, I do not agree with the statement that there are more interesting roles for men than for women. I personally think that in the play Macbeth, the roles for women are more interesting than the roles for men because, the roles Lady Macbeth who is Macbeth's wife and the three witches who Macbeth and Banquo encounter when they cross a moor, are way for fascinating characters than the male roles in the play. They are very powerful characters who make a great impact on Macbeth, leading him to his actions. The women roles, such as Lady Macbeth and the three witches are more interesting than the male roles in the play Macbeth, because of many reason. Lady Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most fascinating and frightening female character. She is a very interesting because she is very manipulative and evil. Lady Macbeth is one of the main reasons for Macbeth's actions causing him to eventually get murdered and beheaded by Macduff. Once she hears about the three witches' prophecies, she was not uncertain about it like her husband was when the witches told him, she immediately desired Macbeth to be the king so that she can be the queen, which shows how wicked she is. ...read more.

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Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard? What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?" which shows that her guilt over being the cause of Duncan's death made her insane as she began to hallucinate blood on her hands. She even became so sick that the doctor said he can't do anything to help her. How Lady Macbeth went through all these phases from being the strong character to the weak character made the female role very interesting because its proven that watching characters breakdown are a lot more interesting to watch. The three witches are another reason why I disagree with the statement that male roles are more interesting than female roles. They are another main reason why Macbeth murdered Duncan as they were the ones who told him that he will become king. If Macbeth and Banquo never encountered the three witches, Lady Macbeth probably wouldn't have persuaded Macbeth to murder Duncan and so Lady Macbeth and Macbeth wouldn't have died the way they did. This shows how much power the witches have over Macbeth . The most interesting part about the three witches would be that even though the witches have such great impact over Macbeth and Lady Macbeth they don't even do anything. ...read more.

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If he should or should not commit the murder to become king. This makes the character interesting because this technique causes tension to watch the character face difficult decisions. In conclusion, I disagree with the statement that male roles are more interesting than female roles, because I think the female roles such as Lady Macbeth and the three witches are more interesting than the male roles in Macbeth. As Lady Macbeth has so much power over her husband which breaks the stereotype of women during this play was written and her personality and strength changes as the play continues. The three witches have the most power in the whole book as Macbeth did what he has done because of what the witches had told him. The most interesting part would be that the witches don't do much, they just tell him his prophecies and the story went the way it did because of the witches. If they didn't tell him the prophecies Macbeth wouldn't have murdered all the people he did and so Lady Macbeth and Macbeth wouldn't have died the way they did. On the other hand, there are male roles which are interesting as well such as Macbeth. They way he changed as the story continued made his character quite interesting. However, the female roles were more interesting than the male roles as Shakespeare used many techniques to makes the female roles more interesting. ?? ?? ?? ?? word count: 1840 1 ...read more.

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