lady macbeth

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  • Lady Macbeth
    • "look like th'innocent flower, But be the serpent under't"
      • biblical reference to evil; as the snake genesis tempts Adam and Eve
      • connotations of evil as Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to be two faced
      • evil on the inside but nice and kind on the outside to others; decieving
    • "out damned spot! Out I say!"
      • trying to wash her hands free of Duncan's blood
      • Ironic as she is now feeling guilt more than Macbeth: showing that roles are starting to switch, as theirs an imbalance of power
      • signs of her going mad as she is hallucinating
    • "the raven himself in hoarse/That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan"
      • planning the death of Duncan
      • ravens have connotations of death and bad news suggesting that Duncan will not survive
    • "when you durst to do it then you were a man"
      • pressuring Macbeth into committing the deed of killing Duncan
      • subversion of gender roles
      • power over her husband
      • female overpoweringa male; unexpected in the era,
        • as men were expected to be the more powerful sex and women were expected to be inferior


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