Examine how Shakespeare presents the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 7 and compare this with Act 3 Scene 4 and Act 5 Scene 1.
The play Macbeth was written in the early 1600 by William Shakespeare and is a tragic story of a brave, loyal soldier who goes through a dramatic change. In this time there were a lot of religious and superstitious people who took life very seriously and people would be imprisoned or even killed if they may have any connection with witches. Macbeth was a very popular play back in the 14th century when it was written and even today.
In my coursework I am going to examine how Shakespeare presents the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 7 and compare this with Act 3 Scene 4 and Act 5 Scene 1. In these scenes I will look at how both of the characters have changed throughout this play.
Macbeth meets some witches who give him a prophecy, firstly that he will become Thane of Glamis which the king has already announced that he will be given this title. This shows already that the witch’s prophecy may become completely true for an audience watching the play this will create some tension to whether the other things the witches said may become true.
In Act 1 Scene 7 Macbeth leaves the banquet because doubtful thoughts of killing King Duncan are flooding his mind, Lady Macbeth has to also leave the banquet to go and fetch him back. She then goes on to explain how the blame for the murder could be laid on Duncan’s servants. This is quite ironic because Macbeth is a strong warrior who kills people as a job but at this time in the play Lady Macbeth has a stronger mind and has to support her husband through his troubles. Macbeth has three reasons for not killing the king they are that he is a “kinsman”, his “subject” and his “host” this shows that although he is debating to kill Duncan Macbeth still has a heart for the king. Macbeth knows that this deed could get him killed if anyone finds...