The Significance of Lady Macbeth Analytical Essay by cee-cee

The Significance of Lady Macbeth
A look at the role of Lady Macbeth in Macbeth's ascension to the throne in William Shakespeare's play "MacBeth".
# 114931 | 793 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2009 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Shakespeare (MacBeth)

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The paper analyzes William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" and attempts to show how the character of Macbeth would have never been able to become the murderous man he became if it were not for Lady Macbeth's prodding. The paper describes how Lady Macbeth provided strength and urgency when necessary, and directed his actions through careful and calculated manipulation.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bloom, Harold. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. New York: Riverhead Books. 1998.
  • Booth, Wayne. Laurence Lerner, ed. "Shakespeare's Tragic Villain." Shakespeare's Tragedies. Baltimore: Penguin Books. 1964.
  • Greenblatt, Stephen. Will in the World. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 2004.
  • Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. The Complete Works. New York:. Barnes and Noble Books. 1994. 858-84.

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