Lady Macbeth paragraph


Lady Macbeth

  • Lady Macbeth instantly states that Macbeth will be  "what tho art promised",showing a detirmination and strenth of will that we were not expecting as, to be ambitious , would be looked upon as unnatural by the standards of Elizabethan England.  As far as Lady Macbeth is concerned, Macbeth is "too full of the milk of human kindness". The metaphorical meaning shakespeare is implying here is that the "milk" is associated with female breasts which is allegorical for the weakness of women. In criticising Macbeth's masculinity, Shakespeare is revealing Lady Macbeth's longing for independence as whilst she may be, at this point of the play, more courageous and ambitious than Macbeth, she, like the witches…


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