But, she is afraid of his personality ‘too full o’th milk of human kindness’ and decides to take matters into her own hands. This is also the scene where we hear her first famous soliloquy which is ‘unsex me here’ when she calls on the evil spirits. Really, she wants to be the same as the three witches, but because of who she is, she has to repress all her inner feelings and her conscience in order to carry on with her plan to murder Duncan. She has to be two-faced. When Macbeth returns later in the scene, she immediately pounces onto him and tries to persuade him to murder the King and she says it in a very manipulative way.
“… How I wish I might see him and his bride in utter ruin, house and all, for the wrongs they dare inflict on me who never did them harm!” (55) Medea resolves to avenge her self and make her husband Jason suffer more then she has in order to punish him. While Medea speaks to the Chorus of the role of women in their society and their great disadvantages she is seen as a heroine willing to avenge the wrongs done to women, which is a rarity during the given time period “Of all creatures that have life and reason we women are the most miserable of specimens! In the first place, at great expense we must buy a husband, taking a master to play the tyrant with our bodies…” (56) Medea is undoubtedly a feminist which emphasizes her strong and independent character. Her tendency to violence and ruthlessness however is evident at the start of the play when the nurse is prompted to predict that Medea may do harm to Jason’s new bride out of jealousy and harm her children because they remind her of Jason “I’ve already seen her glaring at them like a bull, as if she wanted to do something awful. I’m sure of one thing, that anger of hers won’t die down until someone’s felt the force of her thunderbolt.
Now guaranteed a home in Athens, Medea has cleared all obstacles to completing her revenge, a plan which grows to include the murder of her own children; the pain their loss will cause her does not outweigh the satisfaction she will feel in making Jason suffer. Medea then pretends to sympathize with Jason and offers his wife the gifts of a crown and robe. Allegedly, the gifts are meant to convince Glauce to ask her father to allow the children to stay in Corinth. The crown and robe are actually poisoned, however, and their delivery causes Glauce's death. Seeing his daughter withered
This forebodes the death of Macbeth and also Lady Macbeth by suggesting that they will not be able to kill the King and live a normal, guilt free life afterwards. Lady Macbeth then creates irony as she mocks Macbeth for thinking this way, she refers to him as a ‘coward’ and insists that this murder is necessary. This part of the play is extremely significant as we realise just how harsh Lady Macbeth is and how far she would really go. She removes any maternal characteristics that she may have had by explaining that her lack of pity would extend so far, that she would murder a baby. “Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out”.
She told the officer that she was a bad mother and expected to be punished. This crime will unravel the reasons why a loving mother, of five, had drowned all of her children, tangled in issues of depression, religious fanaticism, and psychosis. Why would any mother murder all of her children? When Andrea was brought in for questioning she was asked “who killed your children” and she said “I killed them”. Then she was asked “why did you kill your children” and she replied “because I am a bad mother”.
Then, they return to their hometown and leave behind them nothing but dead people… or so they thought. A little girl, Anthea survives, and later she follows them in Rufford, where she settles with her husband like nothing happened in Webb’s Ford. But in the inside, Anthea carries the guilt of her murdered family and she won’t find peace until the Patriots are all punished. She plans her death and he asks William Quaid, the only Patriot she trusts, to rape her and kill her. In a letter, she accuses three of them to have raped and killed her.
She is saying that as long as her power is secure, she should not be harmed by the murders she has committed, but she knows deep down that this is untrue. This is why she is imagining the bloodstain. She has created her own hell and knows it well. People are starting to notice the change in Lady Macbeth’s character. They are worried for her and for themselves.
Writing to Argue: Should the death penalty be reinstated in the UK? The death penalty is a controversial issue so I will be arguing about the comeback of the death penalty, if it should be reinstated it or not? The death penalty is sentencing to death of a criminal who has been found guilty of crimes committed that appeal the death sentence towards them. In the UK, this capital punishment was eliminated in 1965 due to some circumstances. It is used by a small number of countries like the US, Uganda, Egypt, Iran and Nigeria and there are many different methods of performing this horrific action.
When she says "Come you spirits that tend on murderous thoughts, unsex me," and "make thick my blood, stop th'access and passage to remorse," she is already calling on evil spirits to take away her feminine nature, and to stop her feeling any pity, remorse or compassion; Lady Macbeth is determined to assist Macbeth in murdering Duncan. From this early point, it is already evident that she is contemplating, and intends to take part in a murder so that her husband could have the status he had always wanted, but had been too weak to obtain. When Macbeth enters, Lady Macbeth replies: "O never shall sun that morrow see." When Macbeth informs her Duncan will be leaving the following day. Here, she blatantly reveals that she intends to murder Duncan, saying he won't live to see another day.
MEDEA: Yes, it is by doing so that I shall hurt my husband most. CHORUS: But no woman would then know greater misery. MEDEA: So be it!” (Euripides, Lines 16 -19, p72) The audience’s attitude towards Medea will have changed at this moment, as the fact of killing her own children was the most outrageous part of this play. It is also at this point that she distances herself from the audience and most importantly, any