Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Character Analysis Quen dennis

Macbeth Act 1

In this act Macbeth is portrayed as caring, brave, and a war hero.

In act 1 scene 2 we meet a captain reporting from the battle field praising Macbeth. " For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name!

Lady Macbeth Act 1

In act 1 she is considered innocent until she read the letter from Macbeth and learn he is going to be king.

" I fear thy nature; it is too full of milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. ( 1, 4, line 16-18 )

Because of that she made herself a driving force behind Macbeth to make sure he becomes king.

" Unsexed... " She think her fatality makes her weak. ( 1, 4, lines 41-50 )

Macbeth Act 2

In this act he changes from a doubtful & confused person to a calculating murderer!

" Twere best no know myself. ( 2, 2, line 72 ) He has not yet discovered himself what he really capable of doing.

Lady Macbeth Act 2

She believe just by washing your hands you can wash all your guilt away.

" A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it, Then! ( 2, 2, line 65-66 )

She's basically telling Macbeth to wash your hands and get over it!

Macbeth Act 3

He is starting go crazy for the crown. He is planning on killing Banquo!

" Under him( Banquo ) my genius is rebuked. " ( 2.2. line 72 ).

He hasnt yet discovered himself, what he is really capable of doing. He sees what he has to do to really be king and stay king.

Lady Macbeth Act 3

In this scene she starts to get frustrated with macbeth. she lies and say the cause of Macbeth behavior is because of smoething thats been happening since his childhood. She questions his man hood.

" Sit worth friends my lord is often thus and hath been from his youth." ( 3.4. lines 56-57 )

" Are you even a man? " (3.4. line 61-62 )

Macbeth Act 4

In this scene macbeth is talking to the witches sees the ghost of Banquo. He is still going crazy.

" Horrible Sight! how I see 'tis true ; For the bloodboltered Banquo smiles upon me. " ( 4.1. lines 122-123)

Lady Macbeth doesnt appear in this scene.

Macbeth Act 5

He feel invincible because of what the witches told him. He thinks no one can defeat him.

" None of women born can defeat me ! " ( 5.1. line 80 )

The witches give hime the assumption that he is "immortal" so he lets down him guard.

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