Lady Macbeth - Macbeth

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  • Lady Macbeth
    • Ambition
      • She is ambitious when hearing the Witches prosperous prophecies
      • She is the driving force behind Duncan's murder
    • Gender
      • 'Unsex me'
      • 'Bring forth men-children only/For thy undaunted mettle should compose...'
        • Macbeth compliments his wife by likening her strength and ability to a man.
      • Abandoning her sexuality- mirrors the witches appearances.
      • She asks the dark forces to possess her mind and body
    • Appearance vs Reality
    • Manipulation and Control
      • She is strong initially, then loses control after the deed.
    • Blood
      • A little water clears us of this deed
        • Ironic- she loses her mind and can't seem to wash her hands of the blood.
      • All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand
        • She will forever regret the murder. She is haunted by torturous thoughts.
          • Blood
            • A little water clears us of this deed
              • Ironic- she loses her mind and can't seem to wash her hands of the blood.
            • All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand
              • She will forever regret the murder. She is haunted by torturous thoughts.
      • Language
        • Usually speaks in blank verse.
    • Ironic- Duncan is entirely oblivious to their scheming and murderous plot.
      • Duncan mis-judges Lady Macbeth
        • Appearance vs Reality
        • False display of duty and affection towards the king
        • 'Our honoured hostess'
    • She belittles her husband and calls him a coward
      • Manipulation and Control
        • She is strong initially, then loses control after the deed.
      • Persuades him to commit regicide when he doubts his ability
      • She questions his masculinity and manhood
      • 'We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place and well not fail!'
        • Persuades him to commit regicide when he doubts his ability
    • 'Fiend-like queen'
      • Malcolm 's final judgement- she is like a devil.
    • 'Bring forth men-children only/For thy undaunted mettle should compose...'
      • Macbeth compliments his wife by likening her strength and ability to a man.
    • 'And take my milk for gall'
      • She's willing to erase her female characteristics and become a neutral 'it'
        • Abandoning her sexuality- mirrors the witches appearances.
    • Out, damned spot. Out I say.'
      • Reflects her chaotic state of mind.
      • Language
        • Usually speaks in blank verse.
    • 'My dearest partner in greatness'
      • They are equal- contrasts the context of the play
        • Gender
          • 'Unsex me'
          • She asks the dark forces to possess her mind and body
    • She is being belittled now by her husband. Ironic
      • 'Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck.'

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