ich sollte einen essay über Macbeth schreiben. Bin fertig und wollte Euch bitten nach Fehlern zu schauen, da sie anderen meist eher auffallen.
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Macbeth Essay by Michael Nitsche
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as feudal hosts and potential regicides. (Act 1;5-7)
In this essay I will try to explain the behaviour of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in addition why they behave like they do. After the success from Macbeth and Banquo against the Norwegian army, is Duncan so happy and thankful, that he wants to visit Macbeth at his castle Inverness. At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 5 Lady Macbeth reads a letter of her husband. In this letter Macbeth tells his wife the prophecies of the witches. She wants his man to be king, but she thinks he can not reach this goal, because he is too soft. So she wants to support him. (page 23) Afterwards enters an Attendant and tells Lady Macbeth, that king Duncan comes tonight. The Attendant exits and Lady Macbeth speaks to herself that Duncan will die in their castle and to something like a God or higher power: “Come to my female breast and turn my mother’s milk into poisonous acid, you murdering demons, wherever you hide, invisible and waiting to do evil!”(page 25, line 38-52 SN) This shows that Lady Macbeth forces herself to get brutal and violent, so her conscience can not cancel her plan. Macbeth enters, and they speak about the visit from king Duncan tonight. Lady Macbeth wants to know when he leaves the castle and Macbeth answers, he leaves the next day, but Lady Macbeth thinks different about it: “O never Shall sun that morrow see.”(page 27, line 58-59) This sentence shows, how decided Lady Macbeth is to reach the goal! Additionally she gives him tips, for the right behaviour in front of the visitors: “You should look like an innocent flower, but be like the snake that hides underneath the flower. The king is coming, and he’s got to be taken care of. Let me handle tonight’s preparations, because tonight will change every night and day for the rest of our lives.”(page 27, line 58-68 SN) Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to hide his real feelings, because he risks the success of the plan to kill him. Macbeth is not sure about the plan and wants to speak about it later, but Lady Macbeth does not interest it, she decides it alone.
In Act 1 Scene 6 arrives Duncan at the castle an shows again how thankful he is. Lady Macbeth answers: “Everything we’re doing for you, even if it were doubled and then doubled again, is nothing compared to the honors you have brought to our family.“(Page 29, line 15-21 SN) Duncan seems to be a good king, who earns these words really, but Lady Macbeth is controlled by her bad side, which wants to make her husband king, so she has no problem to lie.
At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 7 is a monologue of Macbeth. He has got a conflict with his conscious, he is not sure about the plan: Kill the king or not? Macbeth is a kin to Duncan and the whole population likes him. The only argument to kill him is his ambition to reach more. Macbeth earns so many honours for his achievements, he wants to enjoy it. (page 33, line 31-34) However Lady Macbeth raises the pressure at Macbeth: “ Do not you love me? […] Are you a chicken? […] You are no man. […] You have no courage.” (page 33 SN) The conscious of Macbeth is strong, because after these words he is still not sure. He is frightened: “ If we should fail?” (page 35, line 58) The influence of his wife is so strong that he decides to kill Duncan: “Now I’m decided, and I will exert every muscle in my body to commit this crime. Go now, and pretend to be a friendly hostess. Hide with a false pleasant face what you know in your false, evil heart.” (page 35, line 79-82 SN)
His ambition and wife Lady Macbeth, influences him so strong that he is ready to throws his well life away. On the one hand it is okay, to reach more and more, because the life is to short to do nothing! On the other hand he is not allowed to select, who lives and who not, because he is not God. And at that time the society was very religious, so he will come in hell! (when it exists…)