Lady Macbeth: Woman with a Mission Analytical Essay by Nicky

Lady Macbeth: Woman with a Mission
Looks at the role of Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth".
# 148175 | 815 words | 1 source | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2011 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (MacBeth)

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This paper explains that Lady Macbeth is essential to William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" because, by using manipulations and love, she pushes Macbeth to commit his crimes. Next, the author analyzes the play to reveal Lady Macbeth's plan to reach the throne. The paper concludes that, even though there is no doubt that Macbeth is the villain in this play, Lady Macbeth is just as responsible for the murders because of her influence over her husband.

From the Paper:

"This is a clear example of how she will do whatever she needs to do to reach the throne even if it means belittling her husband. She knows that he wants to be perceived as a strong man rather than a weakling that is afraid of anything. Later in the play she tells him, "But screw your courage to the sticking-place/And we'll not fail" (I.vii.64-5). Here she attempts to convince him that the two of them are in this together, even though he will be the one responsible for the actual killing. This allows us to see how she is convincing him to act because he will be doing it for the two of them and they will enjoy the fruits of the kingdom together."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York: Washington Square Press New Folger Edition. 1992.

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