At the beginning of the play Macbeth writes to his wife as ‘my dearest greatness’ how does there relationship change during the play?
Throughout the play it is clear Macbeth’s relationship towards Lady Macbeth changes a great deal. Macbeth starts out very close and having a reliable and happy marriage and being able to talk to Lady Macbeth about almost anything. It then gradually disintegrates and they’re marriage falls apart, with Macbeth becoming a very distant and secretive man.
At the start of the play, Macbeth confides in his wife for help and support. In Act 1 scene 5 Macbeth refers to Lady Macbeth as “my dearest partner of greatness” he writes his letter to Lady Macbeth letting her know what’s been happening and his well being. It shows they have little secrets between each other and share everything. This quote is a great example to compare how their relationship later then changes. Also, at the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth was in most control. She convinced Macbeth to carry out the murder of the king. Whereas later on in the play, it shows how Lady Macbeth had been in control to Macbeth being in control. From then on Macbeth makes up his own mind leaving his wife in the dark about his plans. In Act 3 scene 2, Lady Macbeth is the one trying to make Macbeth forget the past and leave everything as it is. But Macbeth is convinced that what he wants to do is the right thing to do. He doesn’t listen to his wife and acts as though everything is fine.
At the beginning of the play, the amount of dialogue between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is a considerable amount more than nearer the end. For example in Act 1 scene 7 when Macbeth starts to reconsider the plan, the amount of dialogue is so much more than in Act 3 scene 2 when Macbeth refuses to tell Lady Macbeth any more than she needs to know.
During this scene, Macbeth becomes worried about killing the king; it is at this point in the play that the first sign of mistrust begins. Although...