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Selective Depiction of Women in Macbeth

Summary: Lady Macbeth is effective conspirator, but fails in being a mother. Lady Maduff is an effective mother, but can not find a way to protect herself from physical harm. Interestingly, nor can Lady Macbeth protect herself from her mental danger.
Selective Depiction of Women in Macbeth

The play Macbeth has depicted its women characters in line with the traditional view of women of the time. This can be reflected in the casting - that women are outnumbered by men in respect of power. Women's activity is confined as house wife's duty.

However we learn that some of the female characters in this play are quite the contrary. They are complex, strong and are equal to men in both physical and mental aspects.

These women figures are also polarised in terms of their complex character construction. E.g. lad Macduff not only revealed her as a faithful wife, but also a character of high moral values with great courage. `There is no place unsanctified that you shall find him.' her understanding and support of her husband's action, despite the fact that it meant putting...

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