How does Shakespeare create sympathy for Macbeth in the play?
In the play Macbeth is portrayed as a tragic hero whose injudicious actions led by his
vaulting ambition has resulted in a fatal ending which helps in creating a great deal of
sympathy for Macbeth.
Firstly Shakespeare creates sympathy for Macbeth through his more ambitious wife Lady
Macbeth. She plays a major role in creating sympathy for Macbeth as she insults
his masculinity be saying “Was the hope drunk Wherein you dress'd yourself ?”,which
gives Macbeth no other option but to follow her. Shakespeare's of rhetorical questions
conveys how Lady Macbeth is manipulating Macbeth to kill Duncan. This for the
Shakespearian audience would be quite shocking as she verbally bombards a soldier
who was supposed to be really manly and aggressive, but Macbeth doesn’t really say
anything back to her which is showing how he is been controlled by her. Furthermore,