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The Effects of Unrestrained Ambition Lady Macbeth and Macbeth create their own tragedy by inciting ambition, and power-hungry obsession that fatalistically corrupts their minds. In the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth begins the downward spiral with her ambition, pushing Macbeth into wanting to become King. Macbeth then becomes obsessed with becoming King and gaining and maintaining power. These situations lead to both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s corruption, and ultimately, their...

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Macbeth - Critical Essay Evokes 8. Choose a play in which the relationship between a male and a female character changes significantly. Show how the relationship between the two characters changes and discuss to what extent this illuminates a central idea of the play. “Macbeth” is a power-play between: good and evil; between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and between Macbeth, his cousins and his former fellow Thanes. Lady Macbeth and her husband, Macbeth, play out a complicated contest of wills...

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a once normal woman turn into an invidious and manipulative person? In William Shakespeares’ Macbeth, Lady Macbeth’s manipulation is the catalyst that gets the story rolling. Her dominance over Macbeth illustrates the theme, gender equal power. By undermining his weaknesses and usurping his masculinity, Lady Macbeth effectively facilitates a shift in power; the masculine loses its domination as Macbeth falls prey to Lady’s Macbeth’s abusive ways. Her ruthlessness ultimately brings about both Macbeth’s...

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Discuss how Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband into killing king Duncan in act 1 scene 7  Act 1, Scene 7, Shakespeare lets the audience know exactly what type of person Macbeth is, but also how he easily he can be drawn into committing a evil act. This scene starts of with another soliloquy, but this time from the man itself, Macbeth. His soliloquy starts off with him really worried. “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly”. On this note, he starts off with;...

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In the story of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth uses rhetorical devices in Act 1, Scene 7, such as rhetorical questions and diction. She asks him rhetorical questions, challenges his manhood, and reassures him of success. By asking rhetorical questions, Lady Macbeth leaves Macbeth speechless, and he is unable to respond. In line 39, she asks if “the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?” She is asking if he was drunk when he made his plan of murdering Duncan. With this type of...

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bloodiest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, the action-packed “Macbeth” traces the fateful undoing of an ambitious Scottish general tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and spurred to action by his scheming wife.” (Unknown ,University Press, 2013) Throughout Macbeth Shakespeare uses comparison and contrast to bring out characteristics of his main character, Macbeth. Shakespeare uses comparisons with Duncan, Lady Macbeth, and Banquo to bring out aspects of Macbeth's character...

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Bell Dolly Smith English IV—5st period 13 December 2012 Macbeth Research Paper William Shakespeare in The Tragedy of Macbeth written in the 17th century dramatizes the tragic hero and Macbeth’s tragic flaw of ambition, which ultimately results in his downfall. Shakespeare wrote this play to show how too much ambition can have adverse consequences on the human condition. This tragedy follows the true story of a historical Macbeth, an eleventh century king of Scotland who usurped the throne...

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Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth is portrayed as a character that has many of the same characteristics of a Greek tragic hero. Due to the similarities between Aristotle’s principles of tragic hero and Macbeth himself, it can easily be said that Macbeth’s character is truly a tragic hero. Before Macbeth had committed any evil deeds, he was a captain of the army for the Scottish king, Duncan. He was also the thane of Glamis, which proves that he was of noble eminence. After three witches visit Macbeth and tell...

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After reading the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare it has become evident that women are portrayed as dangerous forces that emasculate and ruin men. Lady Macbeth questions the manhood of Macbeth, convinces and manipulates him into doing things, and her actions lead to Macbeth’s eventual death, proving the point that she is the most evil female force in the whole play. Firstly, Lady Macbeth questions the manhood of Macbeth while also putting him down. For example Lady Macbeth questions the manhood...

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During the course of the play we see the traits of four kings: Duncan, Macbeth, Edward and Malcolm. Through the reign of each of these kings, we are shown clearly how a country is only stable if the king is good and virtuous. In Shakespearean times, a king had absolute power and the welfare of the state depended strongly on him. Kings were appointed by divine right, and had to possess the king becoming graces of, ‘’justice, verity, temperance, bounty, perseverance, stableness, lowliness and devotion...

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