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Relationships can fail in all sorts of ways, it’s the way the partner starts changing and there is the loss of communication. The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is the engine that drives the tragedy because of multiple reasons. As their lack of love, their negative influence on each other, and greed. Their love at first at the beginning of the play is quite strong. Lady Macbeth says "Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor." praising Macbeth through his titles. And the same from Macbeth's side, when Macbeth greets Lady Macbeth he says "My dearest love.
" using affectionate and loving words. However, Macbeth is brave alone but when he’s with Lady Macbeth he's a weak man.
Macbeth is easily controlled by Lady Macbeth, when Lady Macbeth is alert by the witches' prophecy, she is obsessed by the possibility of taking the crown to Scotland for instance when Lady Macbeth says "Come, you spirits, That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full, of direst cruelty" through her speech, she shows more power by becoming masculine.
Lady Macbeth is trying the most to get the crown, more than Macbeth. She would do anything for it, she uses Macbeth like a puppy in a way she controls him. Lady Macbeth drives him into the murder of Duncan, she says "Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it."
In reality, she would have done it herself but says that Duncan looks too much like her father and is not able to do it.
After the killing of Duncan Lady Macbeth becomes paranoid even though she is the one that wanted the killing to happen. "It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry." By this, she fears that there is going to be a punishment or payback for the murder. By showing this side of hers she barely has any support for Macbeth. Before Duncan's murder, Macbeth is loving and caring for Lady Macbeth, however after he transforms into a careless autocrat who shows no compassion or guilt. Towards the end of the play, both of them get blinded with their greed, selfishness, and desire for the throne.
It got to such a point, that Macbeth started to keep secrets away from Lady Macbeth such as Banquo’s death. They are not the same from the beginning until the end, Lady Macbeth becomes the one who is unstable and unsure to the point she goes insane. Everything goes bad for Lady Macbeth and she ends up killing herself. At first, Macbeth barely seems to be concerned but later Macbeth's reaction to his dead wife is mixed with sadness and regret. He says, "She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word." He means that he wishes she would have died when he had the time to properly mourn her. In conclusion, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a really complicated relationship.
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