Lady Macbeth: Quotes, Character Analysis & Quiz Lesson Quiz Like? Taught by Debbie Notari In Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth,' Lady Macbeth is possibly one of the most villainous characters in English literature. Little does she realize what her guilty conscience will cost her. In this lesson we will analyze her character and motivations. We also recommend watching Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play and A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summary, Quotes and Characters Lady Macbeth Character Analysis Ambitious.
Shakespeare uses Lady Macbeth’s persuasion and the witches’ charm, both in act 1 to show the influence of others. Lady Macbeth uses different techniques to persuade Macbeth to kill the king. She accuses Macbeth of being “green and pale” like a coward. He is also accused of being “afeard to be the same in …act…as thou…desire”, telling us he might be weak or fearful. The witches are possibly linked as the “charms” seem to influence Macbeth and he begins to echo “foul and fair”.
Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
He saw a great opportunity the moment he set his eyes on her. She was just asking for trouble from the very beginning without even realizing. Since she preferred the attention of older men she got what she wanted in the end. The way the story begins Connie is introduced as a very obsessed teenage girl when it came down to her looks. As it states, “She knew she was pretty and that was everything”(899).
Girls see guys go for the girls that dress scantily clad, the ones that would rather wake up 2 hours earlier just to cake their faces on, the ones that rather go to a school that has hotter guys than a better education, the ones that flirt with all the boys, the girls that think about themselves and have no regards for others, we see it, we good girls see it all. We good girls are usually deemed the ugly friend, the backup, the one the guys would make their wives, but not their girlfriend at the moment. We are the ones that fall for the good boys, but the boys are blinded by the "beauty" of the bad girls. They get caught up in those girls, and what does that leave us good girls to do? Wait.
The truth is that many of these decisions that Macbeth makes or follows is based on what the witches told him. One example of this is when Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan in order to become king. She specifically says, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be / What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature / … / That I may pour my spirits in thine ear, / and chastise with the valor of my tongue” (1.5.16-17, 27-28). In this quote Lady Macbeth is thinking about the witches prophecy and how she can make it come true.
A popular example would be the treatment of women in The Big Bang Theory. For a good majority of the show’s first few seasons, there is only one main female character, Penny. She’s presented as the stereotypical beautiful girl who is coveted by the males of the show; however, she also seems to lack equal intelligence and is often made fun of by the show itself over her inability to understand most topics being discussed. She’s basically an example of a pretty girl who’s all looks and no brain without any talents to make it through life, and is extremely objectified because of this. On the contrast, other women on the show such as Amy seem to have an extraordinary amount of intelligence, yet lack the pretty looks to go along with it.
Scarlett O’ Hara is beautiful, but spoiled, high-tempered woman. For instance, Scarlett quotes “I want them to be pea green with envy!” She always wants people to be jealous of her. Sometimes she does not care what other people care of her. In addition, Scarlett always flirts with the guys. Scarlett can be unfaithful, just how she was to her husbands in the story.
The third contrasts the Elizabethan Society with the modern one, which gives more scientifically and psychological reasons for the mental illness of Lady Macbeth. The rest of the task compares both interpretations of her mental illness and what took her to do such things and why did she end with hallucinations and insomnia which later drove her to her death. Word count: 234 “Macbeth” or “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a play written by William Shakespeare around the 1606. The tragedy is about a man called Macbeth which is a brave fighter who is winning important battles for the King Duncan in Scotland. Three witches appear once and predicted his future; among those predictions was the one they said that soon Macbeth will reach the crown of Scotland supplanting the recent king, Duncan.