Lady Macbeth And Madea Analysis

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The two tragic characters being compared are Lady Macbeth and Madea. Lady Macbeth is the wife of Macbeth and plays a key role in the play. She causes Macbeth to commit acts of violence and to go insane. Through her role in the play Lady Macbeth becomes insane and causes Macbeth to spiral out of control leading to the death of Macbeth and the suicide of herself. Madea is the wife of Jason, who was abandoned by him and left with no one because she was exiled from her original land. Madea shows that being betrayed by Jason she needs to get back at him by killing his wife and her kids eventually becoming criminally insane. Lady Macbeth and Madea define themselves through their husbands because both commit or persuade acts of violence for personal gain eventually driving themselves insane. Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to become King of Scotland and she wants to become the Queen of Scotland. When she hears of the witches prophecy that Macbeth will become King she is power hungry. She says “ Alack, I am afraid they have awaked, and ‘tis not done. The attempt and not the deed confounds us. Hark! I laid their daggers ready; He could…show more content…
Madea is in the process of poisoning Creon and Glauce. She is talking to the Chorus and says “The Children born from me, he will never again see them alive, for the rest of his life, and he will not father a child from the newly-wedded bride, since she, the wretch must die wretchedly through my poison” (802-805). Madea is defining herself through Jason because she is not allowing him to have any more kids because she is going to kill his new wife. She is now going to kill her children so he will have no one left. She knows that once she poisons his new wife, then the only part left is to kill their children. Her children are projections of Jason, through killin them hurts her but she knows that this will cause the most pain to
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