Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship

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  • How does Shakespeare present the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth?
    • Lady Macbeth and Macbeth have a great relationship before they become monarchs. When Lady Macbeth dies, Macbeth does not seem to express much emotion.
    • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth go through everything together and they even die on the same day. This shows that they are strong with each other.
    • Lady Macbeth seems to have little respect for her husband calling him cowardly, and un-masculine.
    • Macbeth keeps secrets from Lady Macbeth when he visits the witches for a second time and when he kills Banquo.
    • For both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, their greed, selfishness, and desire for the throne blind them to everything else and deteriorate their relationship.
    • In the beginning, we see Lady Macbeth playing the more superior, more dominating role of the two. She lays out all the plans and all Macbeth has to do is obey her commands.
    • As the play develops, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth spend little and little time together, with Macbeth's mind set on murdering
    • Macbeth's relationship with Lady Macbeth goes mad as they both become mentally ill

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