Essay on Macbeth Reflec

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Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 5

William Shakespeare has written Macbeth by interpreting the world which

he was familiar with as a play that reflects the life and interests of the king and the

public. Moreover, James 1st was greatly attracted to sorcery and therefore,

witchcraft is heard of a considerable amount in this play. Also, Macbeth is a moral

lesson as the play is demonstrating the price that the individual has to pay for his

luxurious desires. Shakespeare demonstrated how having total power over anything

has a tendency to corrupt even the most moral of us. In author era the homicide of a

King was the most horrible offense as people believed that the king was selected

God and defying it is equal to a protest against God. Lady Macbeth is a provocative

character as she was able to identify Macbeth’s strengths and weaknesses and use

them for exploitation.

Lady Macbeth character firstly appears in Act 1 scene 5 when she is reading a

letter sent from her husband Macbeth. Lady Macbeth realizes once reading the letter

she has a chance to become a queen and she is certain that her husband will obtain

this. This is proving that she is despairing to aquire the power. Therefore she is

unlike other women of these times because back then women used to be seen as

gentle, caring people who had a role of being beautiful as well as giving birth. No

one regarded them as being clever or equivalent to men. Moreover, her relationship

with her husband was unlike other couples relationships at the time. Although,

Macbeth was a man, he frequently asked his for his wife opinion before doing

something as she was the first to hear about his promising future voiced by the


Lady Macbeth voices, “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts,

unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty! Make

thick my blood; stop up the access and passage to remorse.” She hears that Duncan

is coming and that