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Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 Summary

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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 worries 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 pain or fear Macbeth feels, either toward prophecy or his wife. Yet, Macbeth describes 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 finishes reading the letter, Lady Macbeth starts 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 asked 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 into 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 creates 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 happens 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

In Inverness, Macbeths castle, Lady Macbeth reads to herself a letter she has received from Macbeth. The Letter announces Macbeth's promotion to thaneship of Cawdor and details his meeting with Witches. Lady Macbeth murmurs that she knows Macbeth is ambitious, but fears he is too full of milk of human kindness to take steps necessary to make himself King. She resolves to convince her husband to do whatever is required to seize the crown. A messenger enters and informs Lady Macbeth that the King is riding toward castle, and that Macbeth is on his way as well. As she awaits her husband's arrival, she delivers a famous speech in which she beg, you spirits / that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, / and fill me from crown to toe top - full / Of direst cruelty. She resolves to put her natural femininity aside so that she can do the bloody deeds necessary to seize the crown. Macbeth enters, and he and his wife discuss the King's forthcoming visit. Macbeth tells her wife that Duncan plans to depart the next day, but Lady Macbeth declares that the king will never see tomorrow. She told her husband to have patience and to leave the plan to her.

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