Roles Of Women In Macbeth

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During this time women weren't treated too well, they were uneducated, forced to do things they did not agree to, and many other unpleasant things in that matter. Shakespeare giving the women in Macbeth powerful roles over the other character in the play changed things during this time. Lady Macbeth and the witches made sure to hold this power shakespeare gave them. After Lady Macbeth reads the letter from Macbeth, Thane of Cawdor, she herself, asks Macbeth if he is even capable of fulfilling the position of the king.(Act 1, Scene 5) When Lady Macbeth is convincing Macbeth to kill Duncan, she puts forth all her power and is able to convince him to, while questioning him if he's even capable of being king because he's very hesitant about killing

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