In this essay I am going to discuss the role of Lady Macbeth. First I will be giving a quick summary of Macbeth, discuss the main themes and issues, analyse the text, analyse the character of Lady Macbeth, discuss the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, write about the strengths and weaknesses of Lady Macbeth, I am going to debate if Lady Macbeth is evil or good, talk about the reason why Shakespeare created the character Lady Macbeth, discuss the misogynistic views in the play, discuss demonology written by king James and finally talk about the adoptions of the directors.
Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. Macbeth is about a brave man who has prophecies from the witches which deliver his fate. The witches predict that he will become the king “all hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter“(act 1, scene 3). Macbeth decides to make it happen. He then kills King Duncan and then his friend Banquo since the witches told him that his children were going to become kings. Lady Macbeth makes sure these prophecies come true. They both become evil. Lady Macbeth goes crazy and commits suicide. At the end of the play king Duncan’s son brings an army from England to dethrone him. In the battle they win and `Macbeth is killed. The tragedy ends.
The main themes and issues are love, betrayal, determination, murder, power, guilt, and ambition. The theme of love is shown between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. The theme betrayal is strongly shown when Macbeth betrays his king by killing him. He was known as a loyal person to the king but took advantage of the trust and love that the king put into him. The theme determination is shown by Macbeth as he is determined to take the challenge and be successful by what Lady Macbeth tells him to do. The theme murder is symbolic throughout the play because of the battles and murder of king Duncan. The theme of power is one of the stronger themes in the play. Macbeth and lady Macbeth are seeking for power all the time. There is the theme of power when they kill the king to gain power and there is also power between relationships. The theme guilt is shown when Lady Macbeth devised a plan to kill the king in his sleep so her husband, Macbeth, could gain the title as king. But after he murder she felt very guilty.The theme ambition is one of the stronger themes because Macbeth is ambitious to fulfil the predictions of the witches and become king. Macbeth is also ambitious to prevent Macduff killing him.
Lady Macbeth is Macbeth’s wife and towards the end of the play she is a queen. In the play she acts out a major character. She is a major character because of what she does and how she does it to achieve it. Lady Macbeth believes in herself and her power so she goes into action to convince her husband to do bad things.
For instance Lady Macbeth is the important female in the play which is questionable because women wasn’t supposed to have power. Lady Macbeth emotionally blackmailed her...