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We see Lady Macbeth as the paramount and dominant figure in her relationship with Macbeth, which dismisses the understanding of women in the patriarchal society they live: This is particularly noticeable in act 1 scene 5 where Lady Macbeth is first glimpsed, reading a letter from Macbeth telling her about the witches prophecy, that he will ascend to the throne, Lady Macbeth at once implores the spirits to take away her weakness her femininityand to inject her full of ruthlessness ensuring the witches prophecy gets fulfilled.
For instance, she asks: Lady Macbeth is desperate to gain masculinity, so she can be capable of committing wicked deeds in the name of her ambitions and desires, therefore loosing all sense of regret and conscience. Lady Macbeth is overall a perfect example of a disturbed female. She willingly demolishes expectations of her gender, and she sees a life shrouded with darkness and full of evil as the preferable option.
Here Lady Macbeth is trying to manipulate and convince Macbeth to go through with the murder, by questioning his manhood making, she also uses explicit, violent imagery to show Macbeth her faithfulness to him.
She tries to show her reliability to Macbeth but does so using violence. Act 2 scene 2 is the most violent and intense part of Macbeth although we do no actually witness the murder of King Duncan.
It is also the most crucial part of the play; it is the first of many murders. This scene takes place at night; the darkness represents what is unnatural, cruel and evil. Everything that happens within the play appears to revolve around this particular scene.
Not only is this important because it contains the murderous act, it also conveys to the audience the rapid disintegration of the relationship between the two main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. She says that she would have killed Duncan herself, but the old man looked too much like her father.
Although Macbeth performed the actual killing, it is Lady Macbeth that orchestrates all the details. Macbeth simply stands there lamenting the horrors he has just seen. Even though he committed the murders, he does not associate himself with the action.
This exchange between them also highlights the masculinity of Lady Macbeth. Previously Lady Macbeth had emphasized how she would tear an infant from her breast and kill it in order to get what she wants. This image presents Lady Macbeth as strong and domineering.
There seems to be a gender role reversal for the couple; Macbeth seems feminine in his worrying and outward showing of guilt while Lady Macbeth remains detached and cool.
Act 5 scene 1: Her speech in previous acts has been eloquent and smooth. In Act 1 Scene 4, she makes a speech to Duncan.
In this speech, her syntax is complex but the rhythm of her speech remains smooth and flowing, in the iambic pentameter used by noble characters in Shakespearean plays.
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Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from benjaminpohle.com “How does Shakespeare present Macbeth as a disturbed character in Act 1 of Macbeth?” William Shakespeare wrote the play “Macbeth” in It, as the title suggests, follows the story of a Scotsman named Macbeth and how, after the prophecy of three witches, sees his status evolve from a general in the Kings army to becoming the .