Lady Macbeth and the Duke from My Ladt Duchess

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In the essay I am going to be talking about two disturbed characters in a play and a poem. The first characters that I will be talking about is lady Macbeth which she was in a play that was written by William Shakespeare in Elizabethan times, the three themes for the play is supernatural, the conflicts of order and ambition which it is still relevant today but in this play lady Macbeth was three of them, she did not act like what the Elizabethan woman acted she acted differently, in that time the woman was forced to obey their husbands, to agree with what their husband say to them, not to insult their husband because if they don’t do all them they will be whipped, but lady Macbeth did not do all this things she twisted it round just for power, persuading her husband to do her dirty work, so William Shakespeare is trying to make it relevant to audience today because he want them to see the plot of the blindly ambitious husband with a strong willed wife who must try to cope with guilt by their murder of an innocent king in order to further power. The second character that I will be talking about is the Duke in My Last Duchess, a poem written by Browning in the 1842, it was set in the Victorian times, this poem allows us to focus just on the speaker The duke, he is talking about his latest wife that he have had recently his last duchess, in this poem it really shows us how man acted toward their wife in the Victorian times. In this essay I will be comparing the two disturbed characters and bring out what both of them want and how much they want, also show the reader why the writers made them so disturbed. In the beginning of the Macbeth, Lady Macbeth seemed to be decent, but it was the
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