The Changing Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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Analyse the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes dynamics quite often throughout the first three acts. While at first, Lady Macbeth is seen to be the dominant character in the relationship, and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are seen to have a close knit relationship, as the play progresses things change. In Act One, Scene Five, Lady Macbeths character is seen for the first time play. She has received a letter from Macbeth, in which he tells her everything that the witches have said. The fact that he has written to her to tell her all about this instead of just waiting until he got home shows the audience that he obviously loves Lady Macbeth and can’t wait to share the news with her. He also knows that what he wrote in the letter will please his wife, and so the news that he has written to her is being offered as some sort of present, as shown in lines 10-13. While Lady Macbeth does really like the idea of becoming queen, she expresses her worries that Macbeth is not capable of killing King Duncan, as he is ‘It is too full o' the milk of human kindness/To catch the nearest way’. Meaning, that she thinks that Macbeth is too kind to do what has to be done and to achieve their ambitions. And so, to make sure that Macbeth will do what she want, she will manipulate him, but she just believes that she is going to enable him to reach his potential, as shown in lines 25-28. Lady Macbeth also calls upon evil spirits to help with the murder during the scene. This shows us that she has very little faith in her husband. When Macbeth arrives at the castle, Lady Macbeth begins to try and persuade him to kill King Duncan. By Act One, Scene Seven, Lady Macbeth had convinced her husband to kill the King. However, at the start of the scene, we see Macbeth having left a banquet because he is being tormented about the

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