What Is The Loss In Macbeth

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The tragedy play ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare is a powerful play full of great suffering, tragedy and loss. The play follows Lord and Lady Macbeth as they plot to kill the current king, King Duncan, how far they will go to prove they aren’t responsible for his death and what lengths they will go to for ambition and glory. There is a lot of suffering by many characters, but the characters of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Macduff stand out. The suffering by these characters is both mental/psychological and physical which cause them great sadness. The suffering of the chosen characters’ will be explored and how their different experiences affected their suffering. The character Lady Macbeth appears to suffer the most throughout ‘Macbeth’ primarily psychologically but also physically. In this section, the suffering of Macbeth will be explored and how it affected him throughout the play.…show more content…
At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth is already plotting King Duncan’s murder, and is easily the most naturally ruthless character in ‘Macbeth’. This suggests that Lady Macbeth has possibly suffered in her life before the beginning of the play, to turn her into a tough person. Lady Macbeth starts with a lot of anger, already angry that as a woman she can’t commit the murder of King Duncan herself, having to convince her ‘cowardly’ husband to do it. When talking about his wife, Macbeth says “Bring forth men-children only, for thy undaunted mettle should compose, nothing but males.” (Act 1, Scene 7, Line 73-74). This shows that even her husband sees the dark side in her from the

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