MacBeth is a play about the foolishness of leaping ambition. MacBeth is a play mainly about ambition, there are many other issues in the play such as, manipulation, jealousy, regret, paranoia, bravery and courage. But out of all of these issues I would have to say that ambition is the main.
Act 5, Scene 1 is probably one of the most significant scenes that was written for the play. This scene was better recognized for being called "the sleepwalking scene", simply because Lady MacBeth is the one who sleep walks throughout the scene. .
There are only three characters in the scene, the Gentlewoman, the Doctor, and Lady MacBeth. The character of Lady MacBeth in this scene exposes her at her weakest and most vulnerable time in the play. .
The other two characters include the Doctor and the Gentlewomen, who both witness the delusional ranting of Lady MacBeth who relives the details of the murders that MacBeth and herself are responsible for. .
A Character breakdown of Lady MacBeth "What's done cannot be undone" This is what Lady MacBeth said to her husband when he returned from murdering King Duncan. The statement is restrained and explains her way of thinking. Although Lady MacBeth is not completely evil-minded, she does play a big part in the play. She is the instigator behind MacBeth, She push MacBeth to do the things he's has only ever thought about. But when these two extraordinary personalities coincide there is an enormous backlash waiting to happen. .
The relationship between MacBeth and lady MacBeth, depicted through segments from the following key scenes:.
Act 1, Scene 7: "if it were done when "tis done, then "twere well it were done quickly.".
Act 2, Scene 2: "My Husband!" "I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?".
Act 5, Scene 1: "Yet here's a spot. Out damned spot! Out, I say!".
Act 5, Scene 5: "I have almost forgot the taste of fears;".
These scenes follow the individual paths of the two MacBeths.