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Love And Relationship In Macbeth Essay

  • Submitted by: davies004
  • on March 19, 2012
  • Category: Shakespeare
  • Length: 564 words

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Explore and analyse the love/relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth there is a very strong loving relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, in which Macbeth trusts Lady Macbeth with his life. In the beginning Lady Macbeth seems caring just wanting the best for her partner but really she is deceiving doubtful of him and wants power, tacking over and controlling Macbeth and his decisions.
“They met me in the day of success, and I have learned by the perfectest report they have more in them than mortal knowledge. When I burned in desire to question them further, they made themselves air, into which they vanished. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it came missives from the king, who all-hailed me 'Thane of Cawdor,' by which title, before, these weird sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on of time with 'Hail, king that shalt be!' This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou might’st not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.” Macbeth clearly loves Lady Macbeth dearly he has just been told he is going to be king and instantly he tells lady Macbeth what the witches said he calls her his dearest partner of greatness, he wants to share this that is to be given to him with her. Macbeth wants her to celebrate with him and for her to lay it to thy heart, keep it a secret and he trusts that she will. Even then Lady Macbeth doubts Macbeth she knows he has the determination, the ambition to do anything about this but not the aggression, “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it. She clearly has love and determination to help Macbeth but even at this point she is deceitful and is trying to persuade him to do something to make what the witches said, to make...

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