Lady Macbeth was manipulative and overpowering in their relationship.

Ophelia, who is Laertes's sister, Polonius's daughter, and Hamlet's lover, is seen as submissive and innocent while Macbeth's wife, Lady Macbeth, is displayed as ruthless and corrupting.

Though in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is the highest influence in Macbeth’s life.

Untouched by this horrific news, Macbeth replies, “She should have died hereafter: There would have been a time for such a word,” suggesting that she would have died eventually, implying that he is too busy to deal with her death (line 18 - 19)....


In the plays, there are many themes.

It shows how their relationship dramatically changes after how they handle each other’s emotions.

(1) It was written in 1605 or 1606, right after James I, the first Stuart king, took up the crown of England in 1603. James I was the son of (cousin to Elizabeth I) and this less-than-direct connection meant that James was eager to assert any legitimacy he could over his right to the English throne.
Coincidentally, Macbeth is the only of Shakespeare's plays set in Scotland, and it includes a nice little moment where he ties James I's ancestry to the rightful succession.


In the film Macbeth the setting is right in the middle of war.

The tragic hero, brave and valiant Macbeth had all the required characteristics of the ideal Scottish soldier; valorous and gallant but he is bound to have a tragic flaw which he is powerless over and the cause of his inevitable death, his ‘vaulting ambition’ and greed....

Essentially Macbeth does not believe this and ignores it.

Brooding evil is a the major theme in Macbeth and is present throughout the play in both the characters and the events as they present different types of morality.

How does Shakespeare use imagery in Macbeth and his other plays.

It was the period where the belief in supernatural was greatly held and king James I himself, the author of Divine rights of king adhered in witchcraft and openly practiced the idea of kings being God’s representatives on earth, so to even complain about them was a sin.

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For instance, were a Thane to kill a king and then become king, he would have changed the natural order and thus strange things would happen, and in Macbeth they did – horses started eating each other and weather became very irregular....

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In Elizabethan times, people were so terrified of the supernatural because they believed that there was a natural order which effectively governed the universe, and when this order was misaligned things would start to go very wrong.

They predict that Macbeth shall become king.

Based on the content in the play and the social standards of that time period, Macbeth and his wife had a very strong and prosperous relationship that changed with various events and situations that occur within the play’s story.