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Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5

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Lady Macbeth reads a letter in which Macbeth describes witches prophecies. Then she receives word that King Duncan will visit soon. Upon receiving this information, Lady Macbeth decides to murder the King during his visit. She feels determined to hasten Macbeth's prophesy reign, but she is worried he lacks the willpower to commit murder. Macbeth, she say, has too much milk for human kindness When he returns from King Duncan's court, Lady Macbeth tells him of her desire to kill the King. Lady Macbeth reads Macbeth's letter alone, notable staging. Just as she stands alone when she learns of prophecy, she remains headstrong and forceful in her efforts to make it come to pass. Interestingly, Macbeth's letter omits prophecy concerning Banquo. Perhaps it reflects the pain or fear Macbeth feels, either toward prophecy or his wife. Yet, Macbeth describe her as his dearest partner of greatness. While she becomes his partner in crime, her role in his life increases as she takes charge of controlling his interests and actions. After she finished reading the letter, Lady Macbeth started scheming. In fact, her language patterns, such as repetition of shalt be, mirror those of witches. Lady Macbeth herself has turned into a specialist of fate, much like witches. She ponders Macbeth's weaknesses, thinking he is too full with milk of human consideration to contemplate murder. Lady Macbeth doubts her husband has what it takes to kill, so she becomes determined to force his hand at it. Lady Macbeth stands out as one of literature's most infamous female characters. As she stands alone on stage, she reveals her deepest thoughts, which are laced with symbolism of death and destruction. When she speak, in one of her monologues, of her fell purpose, she describes her expectations in bizarre and terrifying terms. From the beginning, she asks spirits to take away her of her feminine virtues, to thicken her blood, and to remove her capacity to sob. She also asked that those same spirits ought to suckle her, transforming what ought to be her mother's milk to gall or bitterness. Finally, she calls upon night itself to conceal her activities in a blanket, words that mirror those of Macbeth in the previous scene. Through their shared language, Shakespeare created a verbal bond between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth that holds up throughout the play. Macbeth enters the castle, and his wife greets him with words like those that witches had used in a previous encounter. Lady Macbeth uses expression all hail to address Macbeth, something witches also say to him. Couples next conversation happen in a rush, hurry and urgent. Shakespeare employs half-line breaks to describe plays with dramatic turn of events. Continuing with conversation, it is essential to note that Lady Macbeth uses figurative language to communicate some complex issues to Macbeth. She says Macbeth's face appears like a book upon which men may read strange things.

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Summary: Act 1, scene 5

Inside the castle, as oboes play and servants set the table for the evening feast, Macbeth paces by himself, pondering his idea of assassinating Duncan. He said that deed would be easy if he could be certain that it would not set in motion a series of terrible consequences. He declares his willingness to risk eternal damnation but realizes that even on earth, bloody actions return / To plague thinventor. He then considers reasons why he ought not to kill Duncan: Macbeth is Duncans kinsman, subject, and host; moreover, King is universally admired as a virtuous ruler. Macbeth notes that these circumstances offer him nothing that he can use to motivate himself. He faces the fact that there is no reason to kill the King other than his own ambition, which he realizes is an unreliable guide. Lady Macbeth enters and tells her husband that the King has din and that he has been asking for Macbeth. Macbeth declares that he no longer intends to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth, outrage, called him a coward and questioned his manhood: When you durst do it, she say, then you are a man. He asks her what will happen if they fail; she promised that as long as they were bold, they would be successful. Then she told him her plan: while Duncan sleeps, she would give his chamberlains wine to make them drunk, and then she and Macbeth could slip in and murder Duncan. They will smear the blood of Duncan on sleeping chamberlains to cast guilt upon them. Astonish at the brilliance and daring of her plan, Macbeth tells her wife that her undaunted mettle makes him hope that she would only give birth to male children. He then agreed to proceed with murder.

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