Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Moral Lessons of Shakespeares Macbeth :: GCSE English Literature Coursework
Moral Lessons of Macbeth   "Your hand, your tongue depend like the stark flower, but be the serpent undert." (Shakespeare 1.5. 64-66) Throughout Shakespeares Macbeth, things are not ever as they seem. Deception in this play is always present, especi wholey with the principal(prenominal) characters - Macbeth and wench Macbeth. gentlewoman Macbeth is the most skilled at persuading others, especially her husband, into conceptualise things that are not true. The above quote, spoken by Lady Macbeth to her husband, shows exactly how manipulative and deceiving she can be. She is telling Macbeth to look and act pure, but to be evil inside. Macbeth, evidently led by his wife, but excessively by his own ambitions, is likewise guilty of fast one. He deceives his best friend Banquo, baron Duncan, as well as his public. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth also try to affair denial and rationalization to deceive themselves. This self-deception leads to grave circumstances for th em both. Macbeth is labored into further and further lies, making life difficult and unbearable. Lady Macbeth is also caught in the depths of deception and eventually kills herself. Therefore, it is obvious that the main characters of Shakespeares Macbeth are all negatively affected by the recurring theme of deception. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth uses her ability to mislead others in many ways. First of all, she decides to use deception to push her husbands ambition to be king. ...Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirit up in thine ear, and chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round...(1.5.25-28)   Lady Macbeth believes that, to be successful in his ambitions, Macbeth must rise above his goodness and accept her evil ways. She knows that the process of making her husband believe what she wants may not be easy. Lady Macbeth has to be cunning, and she is up for the challenge. The thought of cosmos in power - the King and Q ueen of Scotland - drives her and she cannot be stopped. Lady Macbeth much has to reinforce her immoral beliefs to her husband, giving him a boost. Was the hope drunk, wherein you dressed yourself? hath it slept since, and wakes it now, to look so green and pale at what it did so freely? From this magazine such I account thy love.