Macbeth Essay | Lady Macbeth: Partner in Crime

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Lady Macbeth: Partner in Crime

Summary: An examination of the thematic role of Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth." The general premise applied in this examination is that Lady Macbeth contributes both to the psychological drama of crime and punishment and to the thematic issues of natural growth and fruition that underlie the play's action.
Partner in Crime: Lady Macbeth's Dramatic Function

Lady Macbeth has a significant dramatic function in Shakespeare's Macbeth. She adopts various roles at different points throughout the play, dramatizing the nature of crime and punishment, and the dangers of ambition. Through her dramatic function, Shakespeare illustrates how ambition can manifest man's darkest and evilest capacities, and, when it does, "chaos has come again" (Othello 3.3.95).

Not only he husband's partner in crime, Lady Macbeth is almost literally his ego or "other self." She at first adopts a masculine role, invoking the powers of darkness to "unsex me here" (1.5. 41) and accusing Macbeth of womanish fears and compunctions. In discarding her feminine self, she dos not hesitate to pervert her maternal role as well, claiming that she would plunk her infant from her breast and dash his brains out rather than falter in her ambitions. At this phase of...

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