The Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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The Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Throughout the play of "Macbeth" written by William Shakespeare there is an on-going relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This relationship is one of the functions of the play that creates most of the actions, reactions, moods, feelings and attitudes. Macbeth's relationship with his wife was not always great. This is shown in one of there conversations; (This is shown in act 1 scene 7.) Macbeth decides that he does not want to murder Duncan and that is final. Lady Macbeth on the other hand feels that Macbeth is being a coward and that he should think about what he is doing before he makes up his mind. Slowly throughout the scene Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth that he should kill Duncan and he finally agrees. This goes to show that the relationship produces a sense of trust and openness. This is due to the fact that Macbeth listens to his wife and finally takes what she has to say into thought and carries through with it. The function of this is to create a sense of hostility amongst the audience. Everyone can't believe that Lady Macbeth is encouraging her husband to kill someone and it really makes them uncomfortable and shifts there mood of love towards Lady Macbeth to hate. This mood of the audience is heightened in Act 2 Scene 2 when once again Macbeth has decided that he is going to stop what he is doing although he had already killed Duncan; (This is shown in act 1 scene 7, and act 2, scene 2.) This shows that Macbeth once again was filled with guilt but again his wife contradicted him and led him down the path of evil. This is the example of the relationship at opposite ends. Macbeth wanted to do the greater good and Lady Macbeth wanted to do the most evil. Evil prevails and it shows a sense of death and darkness through the couple. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are also on the same page

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