Lady Macbeth - Paper

Lady Macbeth - Paper

  • Submitted By: mgreiner777
  • Date Submitted: 05/30/2012 4:37 PM
  • Category: English
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Macbeth is a tragedy that falls together by many different forms of evil. Lady Macbeth plays the main female character in this play forced by motive for power. Macbeth is greeted by three witches whom foreshadow the evil in the story telling him that he is going to become Thane of Cawdor, and after that, king. This thought gets to Macbeth’s head once the prophecies start to come true. He begins to develop an understanding of what needs to be done in order for him to seize the throne. The unthinkable has to be done in order for Macbeth to take over. Lady Macbeth becomes overruled by greed and she is no longer able to think as a woman, but as a man. She takes away her womanly behaviors, and forces her husband into the killings of King Duncan and Banquo. Her guilt finally comes through as she is no longer able to think like a man and her natural aspects come out again. Guilt becomes the final factor in the eventual suicide of Lady Macbeth.

The supernatural is something that is beyond anyone’s control, something that takes over a person, something mysterious. The supernatural plays a huge part in the story Macbeth, which leads to the major events shown throughout the play. The supernatural link in Macbeth is shown through the three witches that appear to Macbeth. They foreshadow the evil that the story is going to entail. Lady Macbeth uses the supernatural to take all of her womanly behaviors away from her and unsex herself so she is no longer a woman.

In order for Macbeth to seize the throne of Scotland, Duncan, Banquo and Banquo’s son, Felence, need to be eliminated from the picture. Lady Macbeth goes towards the unthinkable by taking away her own femininity so that she would have the abilities to become more masculine. Naturally a woman is caring, nurturing and in no way able to kill without guilt lagging along beside her. By unsexing herself she becomes mentally prepared to do whatever it takes to take control, even if it involves taking a human life....

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