Saturday, October 26, 2019

2. Character of Lady Macbeth.

           Lady Macbeth is Shakespeare's most evil feminine creation whose femininity is suppressed by her masculine strength of mind. When we first see her, she is already plotting Duncan’s murder, and she seems more ruthless, and more ambitious than her husband. When she comes to know about witches’ prophecy and when Duncan comes to their house as guest, Lady Macbeth becomes more and more active to commit the murder and begins to incite her husband to do the crime. Ultimately she becomes successful to convince Macbeth to commit the murder. Though she looks very innocent, she was indeed a serpent under it. It is she who steadies her husband’s nerves immediately after the crime. By the close of the play, she has been reduced to sleepwalking through the castle, desperately trying to wash away an invisible bloodstain. Once the sense of guilt comes home to roost.Ultimately she dies as she can no longer bear the torments of her guilt.

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