• Lady Macbeth is the main one.
  • The story of Macbeth shows power and betrayal.
  • Macbeth was not named "Lady", but "Gruoch"(GROO-och).

In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is responsible for the evil doings of Macbeth.

Lady Macbeth is not as lifelike or realistic as her husband.

Soon Macbeth and Lady Macbeths relationship ends up on a rocky path.

Because Macbeth loved and trusted his wife, he was vulnerable to her opinions and suggestions.
In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye sees a relationship between Macbeth's guilt and his hallucinations: The future moment is the moment of guilt, and it imposes on one, until it is reached, the intolerable strain of remaining innocent.

The real Lady Macbeth was probably , but historical records are few.

In Act 1, Scene 5 we can see that Lady Macbeth is very ambitious for Macbeth....
Knights in the essay "Macbeth" describes the unnaturalness of Lady Macbeth's words and actions: Thus the sense of the unnaturalness of evil is evoked not only be repeated explicit references ("nature's mischief," "nature seems dead," " 'Tis unnatural, even like the deed that's done," and so on) but by the expression of unnatural sentiments and an unnatural violence of tone in such things as Lady Macbeth's invocation of the "spirits" who will "unsex" her, and her a...

 

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship was every different.

Lady Macbeth reveals her secret evil nature, which pushes her towards her evil doings.
Fanny Kemble in "Lady Macbeth" finds that the main female role could have ended in madness due to the evil tendencies of the lady: Lady Macbeth, even in her sleep, has no qualms of conscience; her remorse takes none of the tenderer forms akin to repentance, nor the weaker ones allied to fear, from the pursuit of which the tortured soul, seeking where to hide itself, not seldom escapes into the...


In the first two acts Macbeth is not portrayed as a ruthless killer; he is a sympathetic character who succumbs to the provocation of his wife and a prophecy foretold by three mysterious witches.


Lady Macbeth begins with an unrecognizable conscience....

This explainsthe appearance of the messenger to warn Lady Macduff just before she is killed --this episode does not contribute otherwise to the drama -- andafterwards, Lady Macbeth's repetitive writing during her sleepwalking.

Guilt hardens Macbeth, but cause Lady Macbeth to commit suicide.

In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye shows that Lady Macbeth is the driving force behind her husband, who resolves to "get with it" in the future: That Macbeth is being hurried into a premature act by his wife is a point unlikely to escape the most listless member of the audience, but Macbeth comes to regret the instant of fatal delay in murdering Macduff, and draw...

The differences between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are profound.

Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from an evil mastermind to a guilt ridden woman because Shakespeare shows how a person’s actions affect their personality by having selfish desires turn into a person only driven by power and ambition....

But in actual fact Lady Macbeth is the villain.

After the banquet,every one of the other warlords in Scotland knows that Macbethkilled Banquo for no good reason, and that he is mentally imbalanced,and that they are themselves in danger.

In contrast, Lady Macbeth is a manipulative, immoral woman.

Blanche Coles states in Shakespeare's Four Giants the place of Fate in Macbeth's life: Then, like a cog slipping naturally into its own notch, his thoughts turn to the Witches and their prophecy, and he concludes that he has defiled his mind for the descendants of Banquo he has murdered the gracious Duncan for them; he has poisoned his own peace of mind and given his immortal soul (eternal jewel) to the devil, the common enemy of man - all this to...