Lady Macbeth leaves the consistency in dialogue completely astray and does not speak in verse. This implies her madness in that Shakespeare only seemed to have the characters with abnormal states of minds or in abnormal conditions speak out verse. From this play, these characters would include the witches, who speak in trochaic tetrameter, and Lady Macbeth, who speaks out of verse to symbolize her insanity. The second literary device would be irony. Lady Macbeth is constantly ridiculing Macbeth because he is too afraid to kill Duncan, and she even tells him that he might as well be a woman.
Outline Introduction: * Betrayal and deception play a big role in the play Macbeth, it tells us that you never know who you can trust or not. * The Three Witches, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth show us how someone that you once could trust, turns into someone you don’t recognize in a second. . First Main Point: The Witches * display evil power * change Macbeth into an evil man * not trusted Second Main Point: Macbeth * he betrays Duncan * betrays Banquo * became a murderer Third Main Point: Lady Macbeth * plans to kill Duncan to take over the throne for Macbeth * talking in her sleep, expressing the murder * deceives her king Conclusion: * good turns to evil, trust turn to betrayal
One of the main messages he is trying to deliver to us is to always weigh what you achieve to what the consequences will be. This especially holds true for Macbeth, as when first contemplating if he should kill Duncan, not once did he think of how he could be punished. Also, when Macbeth first hears the witch’s prophecy of him being a king, he jumps directly to the idea of murder. This kind of thinking is exhibited in Macbeth’s monologue in scene 5 act 5, where he discus’s the uselessness of living, and this attitude towards life made him go mad. This also points to how unintelligent Macbeth really was.
are too full of the milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way.” [1.5.13] Her masculinity overshadows Macbeth’s when she asserts her power without contemplation and plans King Duncan’s murder. When Macbeth’s moral compass drives him to contemplate murdering Duncan, Lady Macbeth questions his manhood: “Wouldst thou have that/ Which thou esteemest the ornament of life/ And life a coward in thine own esteem, Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would’/ Like the poor cat in the adage?’” [1.7.44] Her strength of will and ambition counteract yet
Lady Macbeth is a victim of her uncontrolled ambition.This ambition causes her to push herself and Macbeth to the very edge. She convinced Macbeth to kill Duncan by questioning his manliness. Lady Macbeth shows her negative ambition and ruthlessness while speaking to Macbeth in this quote: "Was the hope drunk?...Like the poor cat I' th' adage." (Act I, Scene vii, Lines 35-45) In this quote Lady Macbeth is asking Macbeth if he is afraid to kill Duncan, and if he has enough courage to say so. She is asking him if he wants to be king or not, and if he is to be king he must commit regicide.
In the story Lady Macbeth says, “How now, my lord, why do you keep alone, / Of sorriest fancies your companions making, / Using those thoughts which should indeed have died / With them they think on? Things without all remedy / Should be without regard: what's done, is done.” (III.II.8-12).These lines tell how Lady Macbeth changed as person. Lady Macbeth desires to have more power that she pressure her husband to kill, to get her way up there. In the story Lady Macbeth says, “The raven himself is hoarse / That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan / Under my battlements. Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe topful / Of direst cruelty!” (I.V.38-34).These lines tell how Lady Macbeth pressure Macbeth to kill King Duncan.
Roseanne Barr once said, “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You take it.” In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, lady Macbeth, Hecate and the Three witches take it upon themselves to achieve power. By questioning Macbeth’s manhood, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into killing King Duncan, therefor achieving a position of power. The three witches play upon Macbeth’s ambitions to gain power over him and lead him to his downfall. The goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, manipulates Macbeth by taking power over the three witches and telling them to mislead Macbeth to his destruction.
In order to make amends she orders the witches to create more spells to give Macbeth overconfidence as you all know security is mortals chiefest enemy (Act 3 scene 5). Another supernatural element that Shakespeare uses in the play represents Macbeths guilt and beginning of his madness is through the floating daggers in Act 2, which occur in Macbeths own home whilst King Duncan was guest. Before Macbeth commits the murder of King Duncan, he sees a bloody dragger that leads him to Duncans room. Macbeth questions if the dagger is real or a dagger of the mind, a false creation (Act 2 scene 1), in other words it is a hallucination. This dagger makes it so Macbeth cannot resist killing Duncan.
First Macbeth sees the dagger that he will use to kill Duncan. Then, he sees the ghost of Banquo who he had murdered. Last, Lady Macbeth was confessing her sins in a sleepwalking trance. The three scenes are important because they demonstrate a theme in the play. Word Count:
Hamlet even says himself, “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all” (III.i.54). Hamlet even knows that he is worrying too much. But yet he continues. Hamlet also questions whether or not the ghost itself is really correct. While speaking the ghost Hamlet asks, “O all you host of heaven!