Character Analysis - Lady Macbeth

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Character Analysis - Lady Macbeth by Mind Map: Character Analysis - Lady Macbeth

1. 1st Speaker

1.1. highly pleased with herself

1.1.1. pleased with her new titles and power

1.1.2. pleased with her role in Duncan's demise

1.1.3. believes Macbeth was fully reliant on her support and that she has propelled him

1.2. feels the murder was worth it due to the power it brought her

1.3. femimine wiles

1.3.1. able to manipulate Macbeth's mind

1.3.2. able to capitalise on her close personal ties to Macbeth

1.3.3. challenges Macbeth's masculinity

1.3.4. feels Macbeth is foolish for having feelings of guilt and regret

1.3.5. reminiscent theme in Shakespearean plays

1.4. relief at her success

1.5. still has faith that she and Macbeth's reign will be smooth

1.5.1. in spite of Macbeth's hallucination of Banquo

1.6. soliloquy likely to capture Lady Macbeth's initial emotions (Act 3 Scene 5)

1.7. speech very clear and direct

1.7.1. content that directly outlined Lady Macbeth's thoughts and emotions

1.7.2. content that directly described character's perspective of events

1.7.3. blank verse makes content easy to understand by modern audience

2. 3rd Speaker

2.1. confused

2.1.1. not happy despite the new power and titles she has gained

2.2. guilt and regret

2.2.1. guilt for the evil she has committed

2.2.2. regret for causing the breakdown of the state

2.2.3. regret for making Macbeth into a monster Macbeth is now a tyrant Macbeth is now an unreasonable man

2.3. desparing

2.3.1. Macbeth's health and right-mindness is diminishing

2.3.2. she experiences hallucinations

2.3.3. signifies her later suicide

2.4. eventually decides she will take her life

2.5. emotions likely to be those present in Act 5 Scene 4 just prior to her suicide

2.6. speaker's soliloquy very accurate

2.6.1. accurate description of Lady Macbeth's emotions before her suicide

2.6.2. uses a flowery tone atypical of Shakespearean plays

2.6.3. dialogue to be of a person with mental issues

3. 2nd Speaker

3.1. not satisfied with the outcome of Duncan's murder

3.1.1. due to the political problems it has caused

3.1.2. due to its moral implications

3.2. feelings of guilt and paranoia

3.2.1. foreshadows her suicide

3.2.2. feeling all illegimitate rulers will collapse at one point

3.2.3. unable to withstand the moral implications of Duncan's assassination

3.2.4. has frequent hallucinations and nightmares

3.3. highly confused and uncertain about her future

3.3.1. fear that Macbeth will turn on her

3.3.2. fear that she and Macbeth will be overthrown

3.4. nostalgia for the past

3.4.1. regretful for her greed and ambition

3.4.2. regretful for the complications she has caused

3.5. feels foolish for falling for the witchs' deceit

3.6. blames ambition

3.7. soliloquy likely to be voicing Lady Macbeth's emotions in Act 5 Scene 1

3.8. creates very accurate representations of Lady Macbeth

3.8.1. speaker adopts genuine frightened tone

3.8.2. blank verse makes its easier to understand for modern audiences