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Macbeth Essay

  • Submitted by: Eskimo
  • on March 17, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 776 words

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Malcolm’s description of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as a “dead butcher and his fiend like queen’ I accurate. Do you agree?
After Macbeth has committed the many murders Malcolm describes him as butcher, this infers that he kills without giving their actions a thought or taking consideration of the moral issues involved. But as he commits more and more Macbeth begins to not care about what he is doing and in the end this is an accurate description of Macbeth. The description however for Lady Macbeth is very accurate she portrays herself as super strong and able to handle anything but also evil as she thinks up the plan to kill king Duncan. To some extent Malcolm’s descriptions are correct but they are not completely accurate.
Lady Macbeth was in control of the plan created to kill King Duncan; she has to persuade Macbeth to go through with the plan. He puts a lot of thought into the plan and weighs up all the moral issues. This does not match the description of the 'butcher', butchers do not give a thought to killing they don't have any emotion towards it and they don't think about the moral issues. This does not represent Macbeth during the planning of the Duncan murder but as the play progresses and more murders take place Macbeth slowly becomes like a butcher.   When the death of Macbeth occurs he is certainly a butcher he has killed his best friend Banquo and Macduff’s innocent family all to save himself. He put no thought into the killing of Macduff’s wife and children he just went ahead and did what he thought to be best for himself. Although Macbeth is butcher like He never commits the deed himself a butcher has no issue killing himself but Macbeth gets other to do the dirty work for him.
Lady Macbeth is very much a Fiend-like queen she is the one who planned the murder of King Duncan, she remained strong throughout the time leading up to King Duncan’s murder. Without his wife Macbeth would have been “like the poor cat I’ the adage”. Lady Macbeth is very...

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