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The Role of Masculinity in Macbeth

Summary: This is an essay deriving from Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare. The essay uses the thesis that masculinity is associated with certain character traits, and that every time masculinity is mentioned violence soon follows.
The male gender is associated with certain qualities which are expected in order for one to be equated as a man. William's Shakespeare's Macbeth tells the story of a man who allows the questioning of his manhood along with his irrepressible ambition to lead him into a spiral of committing brutal and senseless acts of violence. The characters in Macbeth associate masculinity with aggression, bravery, and vengeance, as well as being void of emotion, for whenever characters converse about manhood, violence soon follows. This is proven several times throughout the course of the play; through Lady's Macbeth provoking Macbeth to kill by doubting his manhood, through Macbeth questioning the manhood of the hired murderers in order to convince them to kill Banquo, and through Malcolm telling Macduff to seek revenge in a manly fashion after his family has been murdered.

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