Dysfunctional Relationships In Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

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In the “Macbeth” play, by Shakespeare, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a strong but not so much of a stereotypical relationship. In the play there are many incidents that Lady Macbeth helped him with, such as setting a plan for her husband to kill King Duncan so Macbeth can become king. On the other hand the three evil witches were intercepting with his achievements. The three witches were awful and convinced Macbeth to do horrible things. But what the evil witches did not know is that Macbeth had already thought about everything they “convinced” him to do. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship is extremely strong in the play but not so much stereotypical. For example, in the era of the play the man is the relationship is the one in charge,…show more content…
Lady Macbeth is loyal but she is also cruel. Lady Macbeth was very loyal to her husband and her being loyal to her husband was part of the plan to kill King Duncan. In Act 1, Scene 6, Lines 59-70 Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth discuss various ways to distinguished the King. Within those same lines Lady Macbeth tells her husband that his face can be easily read by others. So Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talked to each other, and Lady Macbeth told her husband to put on a fair face. Afterwards Lady Macbeth had also told her husband to leave the rest to her. By that information it proves that Lady Macbeth is loyal to her husband because she has his back. Loyalty is shown in both characters, Lady Macbeth is loyal to husband and Macbeth was once loyal to King Duncan, but he had a change of…show more content…
When Macbeth finally met the three witches, they had told him him that the was going to be “Thane of Cawdor”. At first Macbeth didn’t believe what they were telling him but when Macbeth actually became “Thane of Cawdor” he believed everything the witches said. By the prediction of Macbeth being “Thane of Cawdor”, he now believes that he can be king. If the witches didn’t put the idea of Macbeth being king then he would’ve never thought of it. Not only did the witches put that in his head, they also stirred up conflict with Macbeth and Banquo. They drove Macbeth into killing Banquo, which built up Macbeth’s guilt and mental instability. Then the final thought they put in his head is that he was invincible and that he could not be

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