Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are characters of the tragedy by William Shakespeare Macbeth. Shakespeare wrote the story on the basis The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland Raphael Holinshed. But he concentrated his play on an episode of the murder of Scottish King Duff by feudal Donald. Shakespeare in his play moved far away from the original source. While the image of Macbeth has at least some factual basis, the character of his wife is a fruit of Shakespeare’s imagination.
Macbeth is a completely full character, and even almost a harmonious personality, the embodiment of power, military talent, luck, and love. But Macbeth is convinced that he is capable of more. His desire to become a king comes from the knowledge that he deserves it. However, old king Duncan is on his way to the throne. The first step to the throne, but also to his own death (first moral and then physical) is Duncan’s murder that happens in the house of Macbeth at night. Macbeth kills the king himself. And further crimes follow one another after another. And with each new crime something dies in the heart of Macbeth. In the end, he realizes that he doomed himself to a terrible curse – loneliness.
The character of Macbeth reflects not only the duality inherent in many Renaissance heroes, but also higher dualism is truly existential. The man in the name of the Incarnation itself, in the name of the execution of life’s purposes has to transgress the law, conscience, morality, law, and humanity. Therefore Macbeth is not just a bloody tyrant and usurper of the throne, which eventually gets a well-deserved reward, but also a tragic character, torn by contradiction, which is the essence of his character and his human nature.
Lady Macbeth is also a bright character. Shakespeare emphasized repeatedly that she was very beautiful, fascinating, and attractive. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are a great couple, worthy of each other. It is usually assumed that it is the ambition of Lady Macbeth prompted her husband to the first crime committed by him, but it’s not quite true. They are equal partners in ambitions. But unlike her husband Lady Macbeth knows neither doubt nor hesitation, knows no compassion. She is the real Iron Lady, because she is not able to understand that the crime she has committed crime is a sin. Repentance is alien to her. She understands her crimes only when losing her mind, when he sees blood stains on the hands she can wash off nothing with. In the end of the play, in the heat of battle, Macbeth received the news of her death.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are characters of the tragedy by William Shakespeare Macbeth. Shakespeare wrote the story on the basis The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland Raphael Holinshed. But he concentrated his play on an episode of the murder of Scottish King Duff by feudal Donald. Shakespeare in his play moved far away from the original source.