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Determination to Downfall in Macbeth

            Marchee Bass Professor Zack Burks Enl 2330 November 25, 2014 From Determination to Downfall To be placed as the cover for a book with such a title as, "Shakespeare's Unruly Women," both front and back, one side showing your deceitful, hateful, and troubled eyes as well as the dagger you planted to help execute murder, shows that you are most likely to be placed at the top of the list for blood and wealth thirsty characters and women for that matter. Although she started off as strong and unfortunately persuasive, she died confused, haunted, and alone. Her first lines of the play shows just how inhuman she really is, "That I may pour my spirits in thine ear and chastise with the valor of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round." (Act 1 Scene 5 Line 25-7) Which of course helps support just how persuasive and possessive she really is and just how far she would go to get what she wants. Which is probably why fate and karma hit her hard in the stomach towards the end of the play. "Lady Macbeth, with her aggressiveness and murderous instincts turned to madness, was one of the most difficult of Shakespeare's heroines for the nineteenth century to appropriate." (Shakespeare' s Unruly Women Page 73) "It is particularly observable that in Lady MacBeth's concentrated, strong nerved ambition, the ruling passion of her mind there is yet a touch of a womanhood: she is ambitious less for herself and for her husband. (http://archive.org/stream/ shakespearestra71shakgoog/shakespearestra71shakgoog_djvu.txt) She shows that she has strength greater than her husband, but only if the play were to end in their favor. .
             After she was finished reading the letter that was delivered to her from Macbeth, you can see just how maniacal her heart really is. She plays the role of a woman but she has a demeanor and a mindset of a man or as a king. She has a mentality that derives from power and it is easily seen that she will do anything to reach any rank she wants and how she'll drop down to any level to get what she feels it deserved to her and her husband.

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