Lady Macbeth between Ambition and Femininity in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

Volume 4, Issue 2, Article 1 - 2020

Authors: Fuad Nabhan

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Abstract

Lady Macbeth is considered one of the of the main characters in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. She is the wife of Macbeth who kills the king of Scotland (Duncan) and becomes the king of Scotland. Macbeth is instigated by his wife lady Macbeth to commit this heinous crime and she in her role becomes the queen of England. This study aims to give an analysis of Lady's Macbeth character between her ambition and her femininity to reach authority. The study also gives a comparison study between Lady Macbeth's character and her husband regarding who is lesser devil. The study concludes with the fifth act 'Sleep– Walking ' scene in which lady Macbeth suffers the death which seems to be a kind of committing suicide.

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Nabhan. Fuad, Lady Macbeth between Ambition and Femininity in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Bulletin of Advanced English Studies, 4(2) (2020), 27-31, https//doi.org/DOI:10.31559/baes2020.4.2.1