Explore The Ways In Which Shakespeare Creates Dislike And Sympathy For Lady Macbeth In Act 1 And Act 5

1238 words - 5 pages

During Act 1, Scene 7, Shakespeare shows Lady Macbeth to be dominant and manipulative because Macbeth has decided on not to go through with plan of killing King Duncan which aggravates Lady Macbeth has she has so much hope and desire to be Queen, so decides to manipulate Macbeth by questioning his manliness and his courage one example of this is “Was the hope drunk, wherein you dressed yourself?” this doesn’t only make Lady Macbeth seem aggressive and demanding but it doesn’t fit in with the historical context as women were seen as the weaker sex and wouldn’t have ever thought this plan never mind say it aloud. The word “Drunk” suggests that Macbeth was being foolish and didn’t know what he ...view middle of the document...

Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire?” This suggests that Macbeth is weak and is afraid of his own idea and a coward because he doesn’t act as he desires.
In Act 5, Scene 1 Lady Macbeth’s character has changed significantly because she is sleeping walking in her sleep she is trying to wash her hands clean but she can’t Shakespeare has done this because he wants the audience to feel some sympathy for her because now in the play she has realised of her wrongs and all she wants is to be clean and doesn’t want any guilt for what she has done. Shakespeare has shown this in a clear and clever way because when you sleepwalk it is because you are disturbed meaning Lady Macbeth is so disturbed by what she has done it is affecting her health. Shakespeare has used irony with in this scene of the play. It is ironic because at the start of the play when Macbeth came to her after killing Duncan with blood on his hands, she told him to go and wash his hands quickly and when he said no matter what he did to get rid of the guilt it will never go she said that washing his hands will remove any guilt he felt and it would be like it had never happened and would cleanse him. She is now going back on her word trying to cleanse herself of the guilt she feels by scrubbing at her hands but she can’t. Shakespeare has done this so that the audience feel sympathy for her because she knows she has done a terrible thing and it is tearing her apart emotionally and mentally. Lady Macbeth has changed so much through the play because at the start of the play she was really confident, controlling and dominant and in this scene she is very regretful, depressed and can’t forgive herself for what she has done.
Throughout the entire play she has developed her personality from being so controlling, dominant and confident to been so regretful and so guilty that she can’t stand the fact of living so she commits suicide leaving her beloved husband behind. The most obvious way we see her change is her mind set and attitude toward guilt. In the beginning she is ruthless and will do anything to make sure her husband becomes king and she...

Find Another Essay On Explore the ways in which Shakespeare creates dislike and sympathy for Lady Macbeth in Act 1 and Act 5

Explore how Shakespeare presents the power of rhetoric in Act 1 Scene 7 of “Macbeth”

947 words - 4 pages In Act 1 Scene 7 of “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth uses persuasive language to bring Macbeth from a man full of trepidation, to a hardened killer, ready to commit regicide. She does this in a variety of ways. The play was extremely controversial at the time; this was because it effectively reversed the gender roles of society. These roles were imprinted into the very fabric of medieval community; women were seen as inferior to males, and were brutally

With Reference to Themes, Characters, Language and Stagecraft, Explore the Ways That Shakespeare Makes Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet Dramatically Effective

1047 words - 4 pages Juliet marry for love instead of conforming to society's expectations. The power Capulet has over Tybalt when he refuses to let Tybalt fight Romeo also reflects the ways of this time.Shakespeare has made this scene dramatically effective through language, stagecraft, dramatic speech, fore fronting relevant themes and contrasting the mood of the play and the personalities of the characters. This scene is crucial to the rest of the play as it leads to fighting and death in Act 3 Scene 1. Furthermore, it is the point where Romeo and Juliet first meet, and so is the base for the rest of the play. In my opinion Act1 Scene 5 is effective in building up tension and drama.

lady macbeth act 1 scence 5

1224 words - 5 pages Act 1 sc 5Enter Macbeth's Wife, alone:As the scene opens, Lady Macbeth is reading a letter from her husband. The letter tellsof the witches' prophecy for him, which is treated as a certainty, because "I havelearned by the perfectest report, they have more in them than mortal knowledge" (1.5.1-3)."The perfectest report" means "the most reliable information," so it appears thatMacbeth has been asking people what they know about the reliability of

Act 2 Scene 2 as a Turning Point in the Play for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

1924 words - 8 pages Act 2 Scene 2 as a Turning Point in the Play for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth On the way home from a courageous battle the play begins with Macbeth and Banquo's noble and victorious return. During their journey they are greeted by 3 witches whom prophesize Macbeth's rise to power as King. Macbeth is very curious about these strange beings and their message and starts to wonder if it really is quite possible to find

Additional Scene to Shakespeare's Macbeth. I wrote Act VI, Scene 1, after Shakespeare concludes the play in Act 5

1293 words - 5 pages Characters:Donalbain: Malcolm's brother who early in the play fled to Ireland after his father's (Duncan)death. He is not seen the remainder of the play, until now.Witches: The 3 troublesome sisters who plagued MacBeth and contributed to his downfall for their own pleasure.Macbeth: Act VI, Scene 1Setting: Desolate rocky plain near Malcom's Castle in Scotland. Donalbain meets the witches.[Enter alone on horseback with sword and supplies]Donalbain

How does Shakespeare present love and hate in Act 1 scene 1 and Act 1 scene 5?

1419 words - 6 pages foe's debt" he feels like he has no power, and Juliet's response is much the same, "my only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown, and known too late." The only people she hates brought the only person she loves, into the world, and now that she knows who he is, it's too late to change anything, because it was love at first sight.In conclusion, Shakespeare contrasted both love and hate during act 1 scene 1 and act 1 scene 5, to create a strong beginning to the play. He presented love and hate in many different ways, but always alongside each other, intertwining throughout. He keeps these two themes combined together, through the rest of the play.

Importance of Act 1 Scence 5 in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

4438 words - 18 pages Importance of Act 1 Scence 5 in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Act 1 scene 5 is an important scene in the play. In this essay I am going to discuss how and why this is by referring to the drama, Shakespeare's use of language and how this scene fits into the rest of the play. I have chosen Act 3 scene 5 for my subsequent scene for which I will repeat the above process. The previous scene concluded with

'In Act 1 of Macbeth how does Shakespeare prepare the audience for the evil that will follow?'- By William Shakespeare

2240 words - 9 pages a lot to her husband, giving the impression that she is definitely the dominant figure in the relationship. Macbeth shows great compassion and respect towards, addressing her as "dearest partner of greatness" (Act 1 scene 5) in his letter. Lady Macbeth is an influence on her husband in many different ways, for many different reasons, as explained below.We realise that Lady Macbeth's characteristics are similar to the witches in many ways. Like

Antony & Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare "Explore Shakespeare's presentation of Cleopatra through her death - Act 5, Scene 2 - from "What poor an instrument," and Act 1, Scene 5."

2412 words - 10 pages fact that it is her time to die.This reference can easily be compared to one similar in Act 1, scene 5 where Cleopatra says, "Think on me, that I am with Phoebus' amorous pinches black and wrinkled deep in time." The pinches of the sun are passionate and welcomed by Cleopatra as they are pleasurable, much as the pinches of death are. Her mention of the sun only helps to further demonstrate her love for Egypt, as the rays of the sun she talks about

Examine Which Character Creates Most sympathy within the readers In The Novel 'Of Mice And Men'

839 words - 3 pages hand, I 'aint so crippled' and opens up to lennie and frequently laughs 'Crooks laughed again' maybe due to the fact he remembers his past were he 'used to turn the chickens out in the alfalfa' which echoes George and lennie's dream.Finally I conclude that Crooks being the only 'black man' on the ranch creates the most sympathy within the readers as the fact he is very realistic towards the idea of the dream maybe because he knows its not possible

Sympathy for Lady Macbeth

952 words - 4 pages how desperate she is to make him murder Duncan, which suggests to me she is afraid to do it herself. I have absolutely no sympathy for her here as I think she is taking advantage of Macbeth and she turns him against his will. In act 2 scene 2 after Macbeth kills Duncan. He hears a knock and starts to get scared. Then lady Macbeth uses her control over him to make him get on with the murder even though he doesn’t want to, she’s also too

Similar Essays

Focusing On Act 1 Scene 7 And Its Significance With Macbeth, Explore The Ways In Which Macbeth And Lady Macbeth Are Presented In The Text

1462 words - 6 pages Focusing on Act 1 Scene 7 and its significance with Macbeth, explore the ways in which Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are presented in the text. Macbeth is introduced as a hero who then turns his determination to his downfall and ends up losing everything he wanted to be. A man. Expressions such as "Valour's minion" (the servant of Courage) and "Bellona's bridegroom" (the husband of War) show us that Macbeth is an audacious man who is willing to fight

The Characterisation Of Lady Macbeth In Act 1 Scene 5

1130 words - 5 pages Macbeth, because she is wholehearted in her actions and Macbeth very much doubts the murder. He asks “If we should fail”, and she responds “we fail?”- this is an indication of her devotion to the murder and attempts to convince Macbeth it is inevitable. These quotes also tell us that Lady Macbeth has fated Macbeth to become a sinful murderer. There is other evidence that Lady Macbeth is possessed; in Act 5 Scene 1 there is

How Shakespeare Creates Humour In Act 5 Scene 1

839 words - 3 pages court on the stage and on the original stage you would have the mechanicals perform. The other reasons on how Shakespeare creates humour are with the characters (fairies, court and mechanicals) and the repetitive incorrect use of language and errors. An example of this could be when in act 5 scene 1 Bottom says ‘O grim looked night, O night ……. O night, O wall’. This shows how uneducated Bottom is and that he is awfully terrible at acting. This also

How Shakespeare Creates A Sense Of Romance And Danger In Act 1 Scene 5 Of Romeo And Juliet

4049 words - 16 pages during the Elizabethan eon. Very few people were of great wealth, this meant that there was a lot of poverty around which lead to an abundance of violence. Most people were openly armed and vehement. Act 1, Scene 5 is arguably the most important scene in the play, in which Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. Throughout the scene the mood varies between excitement, romance and danger, and this keeps the audience’s attention and gives them