The Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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Title: The Man Of The House. But whose got his pants ?
The True Insight On Macbeths' Relationship.

It is said that a man wears the pants in the family. This means that the man is the head of the house. However, looking closer at Shakespeare’s play, this image varies during the hole play. Macbeth might be the man, but it is his wife which stays behind their deeds. Nevertheless, she also cannot bear the heavy burden of responsibility.

Macbeth’s great ambition of becoming the new Irish King was not enough to push Macbeth into a death’s path. After encounter with the witches Macbeth has directly dreadful thoughts:

(line 143) Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
And make my seated heart knock at my ribs,
Against the use of nature? Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings:
My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
Shakes so my single state of man, that function
Is smother'd in surmise; and nothing is
But what is not.

However it is Lady Macbeth ,who shows determination and fearfulness pushing his husband into the path of the crime. Putting his manhood in doubt “When you durst do it, then you were a man; / And, to be more than what you were, you would / Be so much more the man.(l.54)” She achieves her goal. Macbeth and his wife become partners in crime. The roles are quite obvious with Lady Macbeth being the mind behind the felony and Macbeth putting her plan into live. Lady’s Macbeth words gave Macbeth the courage not only to kill his first victim. Now as King of Ireland, Macbeth kept on walking this path of death, drawn by his mistress. Unfortunately the role of the man was not to handle for Lady Macbeth. The psychological effects of their deeds, especially the first one, were too strong to handle for her. The visions of innocent blood on her hands were too strong to cope with. Finally, uncertain of her own future, she commit suicide, the easiest way to deal with the problems. On the other hand, she knew that the death from her enemies would be much more dreadful, humiliating and painftful.

Death of Lady Macbeth was the final, physical stage of downfall of the marriage. Their relationship changes already after the first murder. Both characters keep more and more distance from each other. Lackeys are being used as means of communication. After being elected as a king, Macbeth knows how to keep his throne. The role of the man goes back on Macbeth’s shoulders while he murders his possible treats to the throne. The partners in crime know , or at least think, that there is no way back after what they did. Macbeth does not stop with his terrible plans until the end. He choose, unlike his wife who chosen a cowardly solution , to continue the devastation. Also his death is much different then his wife’s. As a warrior, general, Macbeth decides to die as a soldier, on the battlefield.

Macbeth and his beloved one are truly partners in the deepest meaning of the word. Macbeth is a brave warrior and great general unfortunetaly without any influence on his wife. Moreover, she is the one too take control in the most crucial decisions. Thanks to her powerful ambition, she orders her husband to take the step onto the tragic path of disaster. The couple is united in their crimes, their ambition, their madness and also their alienation from the society. An irony of a “perfect“ marriage.

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The Man Of The House. But whose got his pants ?
The True Insight On Macbeths’ Relationship.

It is said that a man wears the pants in the family. This means that the man is the head of the house. However, looking closer at Shakespeare’s play, this image varies during the hole play. Macbeth might be the man, but it is his wife which stays behind their deeds. Nevertheless, she also cannot bear the heavy burden of responsibility.
Macbeth’s great ambition of becoming the new Irish King was not enough to push him into a death’s path. After encounter with the witches Macbeth had directly dreadful thoughts:

Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
And make my seated heart knock at my ribs,
Against the use of nature? Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings:
My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
Shakes so my single state of man, that function
Is smother'd in surmise; and nothing is
But what is not.

However it is Lady Macbeth ,who shows determination and fearfulness pushing her husband into the path of the crime. Putting his manhood in doubt “When you durst do it, then you were a man; / And, to be more than what you were, you would / Be so much more the man.(l.54)” She achieves her goal. Macbeth and his wife become partners in crime. The roles are quite obvious with Lady Macbeth being the mind behind the felony and Macbeth putting her plan into work. Lady’s Macbeth words gave her husband the courage not only to kill his first victim. Now as King of Ireland, Macbeth kept on walking this path of death, drawn by his mistress. Unfortunately the role of the man was not to handle for Lady Macbeth. The psychological effects of their deeds, especially the first one, were too strong to handle for her. The visions of innocent blood on her hands were too strong to cope with. Finally, uncertain of her own future, she commit suicide, the easiest way to deal with the problems. On the other hand, she knew that the death from her enemies would be much more dreadful, humiliating and painful.

Death of Lady Macbeth was the final, physical stage of downfall of the marriage. Their relationship changes already after the first murder. Both characters keep more and more distance from each other. Lackeys are being used as means of communication. After being elected as a king, Macbeth knows how to keep his throne. The role of the man goes back on Macbeth’s shoulders while he murders his possible treats to the throne. The partners in crime know , or at least think, that there is no way back after what they did. Macbeth does not stop with his terrible plans until the end. He choose, unlike his wife who chosen a cowardly death, to continue the devastation. Also his death is much different than his wife’s. As a warrior, general, Macbeth decides to die as a soldier, on the battlefield.

Macbeth and his beloved one are truly partners in the deepest meaning of the word. Macbeth is a brave warrior and great general unfortunately without any influence on his wife. Moreover, she is the one too take control in the most crucial decisions. Thanks to her powerful ambition, she orders her husband to take the step onto the tragic path of disaster. The couple is united in their crimes, their ambition, their madness and also their alienation from the society. An irony of a “perfect“ marriage.

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Hello Lukas

1. Are you sure he was King of Ireland?

2. Why do you say that Macbeth was a great general?

3. You're talking about the relationship between Macbeth and his wife. What do you make of Lady Macbeth's speech about plucking her nipple from a baby's gums, in that context?

4. Another possible title:
"Unmannerly breeched in gore: who wears the pants in Macbeth?"

5. Do you think they're true 'partners'? Or is Lady Macbeth gradually left behind?

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1. Are you sure he was King of Ireland?

ScotlandEmotion: wink my poor memory and historic knowledgeEmotion: wink

2. Actually there is a good point there, there is no proof in the play that he direct his army at all

3. Actually I do not understand that part so good, we didn't had chance to talk about it during the tutorial. I dont want to use arguments that I do not fully understand. I will talk about it tomorrow in my class, maybe they can light me upEmotion: smile

4. May I use it ?

5. well, it is possible that she was left behind, but not on purpose. It was her madness that draw the line between her and Macbeth. Macbeth just countinued their plan, without looking back.

true partners - I mean more something like : they diserve each other.

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4. I'd be honoured.

5.
It was her madness that draw the line between her and Macbeth.

Good point!

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3. It's an analogy witch is used to convine Macbeth of killing Duncan.

in the view of their relationship, it's bit more complicated, at least for meEmotion: smile
It might be that the 'babe' is actually a male,

on the other hand all scotish women of higher position did feed their own babys with *** milk, not like the british aristocratic women.

more I cannot think of

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It is said that a man wears the pants in the family. This means that the man is the head of the house. However, looking closer at Shakespeare’s play, this image varies during the hole1 play. Macbeth might be the man, but it is his wife which stays behind 2their deeds. Nevertheless, she also cannot bear the heavy burden of responsibility.
Macbeth’s great ambition of becoming the new Irish King was not enough to push him into a death’s 3 path. After encounter with the witches Macbeth had directly dreadful thoughts:

Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
And make my seated heart knock at my ribs,
Against the use of nature? Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings:
My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
Shakes so my single state of man, that function
Is smother'd in surmise; and nothing is
But what is not.

However it is Lady Macbeth ,who shows determination and fearfulness pushing her husband into the path of the crime. Putting his manhood in doubt “When you durst do it, then you were a man; / And, to be more than what you were, you would / Be so much more the man.(l.54)” She achieves her goal. Macbeth and his wife become partners in crime. The roles are quite obvious with Lady Macbeth being the mind behind the felony and Macbeth putting her plan into work. Lady’s Macbeth words gave her husband the courage not only to kill his first victim 4. Now as King of Ireland, Macbeth kept on walking this path of death, drawn by his mistress. Unfortunately the role of the man was not to handle for Lady Macbeth.5 The psychological effects of their deeds, especially the first one, were too strong to handle for her.6 The visions of innocent blood on her hands were too strong to cope with. Finally, uncertain of her own future, she commit 7 suicide, the easiest way to deal with the problems. On the other hand, she knew that the death from her enemies would be much more dreadful, humiliating and painful.

I've gone through the first couple of paragraphs for you. Your second paragraph is rather long. I would break again at the point of 'Unfortunately the role of man...'

1 whole not hole.
2. Not sure about this phrase. the wife who stands? behind their deeds?
3. (not a) death's or a murderers path
4. 'Not only to... but also' or re-phrase this sentence.
5. Unfortunately the role...this sentence does not make sense.
6. Not great phrasing and too many 'too strong'.
7. check the tense.
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Hello Lukas

a) Look at Iv, where Lady M. talks about M's character. Then look at the scene where M. hears of Lady M's death: 'she should have died hereafter'. How do these two people regard each other?

b) Look at the 'milk' imagery in Iv and Ivii — especially the latter. What does the fact that Lady M. can talk like this to her husband tell you about this curious couple?

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2.the wife who stands behind their deeds

that sounds better ?

3.pushes onto a murderers path ?

4.Not only to...but also - I'd re-phrased itEmotion: smile

5. However, Lady Macbeth could not cope with the situation and the heavy burden of their deed.

is this better ?

6. The psychological effects of their deeds, especially the first one, were too heavy to handle.

7. she has committed ???

@MrPedantic - I will get on this back tomorrow

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