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How does Shakespeare potray disturbed minds in Macbeth?
.Shake sphere displays disturbed minds through showing Macbeth’s desire for blood and death of which lady Macbeth no longer wants part in. We first see lady Macbeth’s hesitations when she questions Macbeth with the quote: “what's to be done?”, when interrogating him about banquo. Throughout the play, we are aware of Lady Macbeth’s ambition and desire to kill the king, this has been accomplished already and the fact that Macbeth is wanting more even though the deed has been done leaves Lady Macbeth confused and unaware of what Macbeth actually wants, hence why she questions him. The question mark also exemplifies her confusion about Macbeth’s own mind. Previously, her question marks have been to tempt Macbeth to kill the king, and to motivate his ambition, with quotes such as: ‘art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire?’ She accused him of cowardice to try and convince him to kill Duncan and now that the the deed has been done, the question is mark is being used to question Macbeth’s evil intentions on what to do with banquo, despite being clearly being an expert at killing, she does not suggest a method to depose banquo because she has no desire to., despite Duncan being killed, Macbeth wants to commit an even more atrocious act of murder. The fact that Macbeth wants more forces Lady Macbeth to question his intentions because Macbeth’s desire is now greater than Lady Macbeth’s , Macbeth wants banquo murdered, lady Macbeth doesn’t. The question mark could also be used to show Lady Macbeth’s own confusion and be wilderness. She cannot believe what Macbeth has become, she was once a woman of power who could control Macbeth to do anything she wanted, but now she has lost that power and Macbeth’s mind is beyond her control or understanding and her be wilderness is because she is unable to comprehend on what monster she has created. This is contrary to the numerous letters they previously sent to each other, each letter showing similar interests , but now there is a breakdown of communication and Macbeth has greater desires and different ambitions to Lady Macbeth because lady Macbeth is forced to question him, hence the question mark. The simple sentence also exemplifies that she has no words to respond to Macbeth or nothing to add to help him because she has no desire to kill banquo. The simple sentence also shows that she is so shocked at what Macbeth is contemplating because she wants to end her sentences as quickly as possible, instead of responding to him coherently with complex sentences or add anything with compound sentences. She is trying to escape her peril by hiding in the shadows of a simple sentence; she wants no part in banquo’s murder. Another simple sentence used by lady Macbeth to prove this is: ‘you must leave this’. At the time of shake sphere, the audience would mostly be Christian and the bible has taught them that life is a sacred gift from God. A quote in the bible ‘All life is sacred’ exemplifies this. The fact that Macbeth has no regard for human life as he wants to kill banquo shows he is turning away from God and Christians believed that a life without God means humans will walk through an unknown path without guidance. Macbeth is travelling along the unknown path and is lost. This is why Lady Macbeth is forced to question his own mind. The play is also a tragedy, meaning a protagonist with a flaw will bring a downfall to that protagonist. Macbeth was once a man of honor who respected the ‘divine right of kings’, but now his lust for murder has become his flaw and inevitably has led to his downfall and has become an evil character with no morals or boundaries, and because of this, he is on an unknown path away from God and Lady Macbeth does not know where that path will lead to. This theme of blood thirst and desire for death is also present in the laboratory. A quote: ‘which is the poison to poison her, prithee?’ She wants the women who took her lover away to suffer and die. The repetition of poison and the plosive P sound exemplifies her obsession with death. Connotation of poison is venom and death and the repetitions show She imagines her being succumbed to it over and over again in her head and she thinks of the outcome of every poison and thinks of her death over and over from all types of poisons she can create and she is trying to find the right one to make her die a horrible and painful death, hence the “which is the poison to poison her.” The plosive P suggests that she does not want a poison that kills her without pain; she wants a powerful poison that makes her suffer. Similarly to Macbeth, they both desire death and thirst for blood. At the time of Robert Browning England was becoming increasingly urban, and newspapers daily assaulted the senses with splashy tales of crime and lust in the city. Many people began to lose faith in religion as various new scientific theories. Robert browning is trying to reflect through the woman who thinks of nothing but death. Her lust for another man has forced her to ponder on the murder and torture of the person who took her lover away. Her lust, which is a sin and her clear desire for death , which is also a sin has made her lose faith in religion, just like the people of England have when new scientific theories were discovered such as evolution, meaning more people think they have the freedom to commit crimes and break the law.
William Shakespeare portrays disturbed minds through showing Lady Macbeth’s high ambitions and willingness to do anything, despite how disturbing, immoral or unrealistic it is to get exactly what she wants. A quote: ‘come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty!’ Connotation of ‘spirit’ is illusion, this exemplifies that she has no regard for her own mind and will; she wants to be controlled by a higher power, an illusion which does not exist to control her in order to help fulfill her ambition and her ambition is so great, she is blinded by it and does not live in the real world. This is also a sol quay and because a ‘spirit’ does not exist, the audience is aware that Lady Macbeth is speaking to herself, the audience would of realized her madness and heresy because instead of asking God for help, she asks a non-existent hollow that most definitely does not exist. She does not realize that a ‘spirit’ is a fantasy, but because of her desperation to achieve what she wants, she is willing to resort to it, hoping that a higher imaginary power above will help her, however the audience knows how unrealistic this is. She also says defiantly ‘unsex me here,’ ‘unsex me’ is an imperative verb. She is forcing the imaginary ‘spirits’ to take away her feminine qualities such as goodness, kindness and gentleness so that she can become a man to have the courage and the will to kill the king. Her ambition for blood is so great that she is willing to sacrifice her beauty and gender that has strongly bonded her and Macbeth together She is defying God and all the graces he has given to her such as goodness and kindness in order to have the strength to murder and commit more sin. These imperative verbs have been common throughout her speech in act 1 scene 5 such as ‘take my milk for gall’ and ‘come, thick night’. She is emulating what it feels like to be a dominant male and building up her courage and hopes that her increased masculinity will give her the strength needed to kill the king. However the imperative ‘unsex me here’ could also mean that she wants to take the crown for herself, if the imaginary ‘spirit’ gave her what she desired( to become a man) she would have to kill Duncan and her lover: Macbeth in order to become king because once she loses her feminine attributes, she can no longer become queen and the love between her and Macbeth would be broken because of her gender, leading to a bitter battle for the crown because only one person can rule an entire Country. This could explain the insults that Lady Macbeth has previously sworn to Macbeth such as: ‘to live a coward in thine own esteem’. Her love appears to be non-existent and her only desire is to manipulate Macbeth and betray him, and if she was a man, she would betray him indefinitely, hence being disturbed and having extremely high and immoral ambitions. The only thing preventing her betrayal is her frail gender. At the time of Shakespeare King James I was a strong advocate of the ‘divine right of kings’ meaning that king was chosen by God and as long as a gracious king was on the throne, society would not be plunged into chaos because the king was not chosen by God. Lady Macbeth defies the ‘divine right of kings’ meaning she defies God and because the king chosen by God would be killed, society would be plunged into darkness because the king was chosen by God and God would be angry, yet Lady Macbeth’s ambitions have blinded her of the ‘divine right of kings’ and signs of chaos have already happened that forebode what will happen if she becomes queen such as ‘come, thick night’. Women at the time of Shakespeare were dominated by males and had no free will to defy them, the men would do the jobs needed for an income and the woman had to stay at home with the kids. They had no social status outside of their association with their husbands or fathers meaning they had no personal freedom. Lady Macbeth is aware of her weakness and frailty as a woman, she wants to remove all of her restrictions as a woman and become a man to alleviate all of them and have the personal freedom do fulfill her ambitions, which only men could do at the time of Shakespeare. People at that time also thought that fate was determined by a ‘fatal flaw’, Lady Macbeth’s fatal flaw is ambition to become queen, hence her fate being already sealed by that flaw and it is that flaw that will lead her to commit an atrocious act of murder. This theme of ambition leading to a disturbed mind is similar to the laboratory but through a different form of ambition, Lady Macbeth wants glory and power, the woman in the laboratory wants vengeance for her lover betraying her with another woman. A quote from the laboratory: ‘let death be felt and proof remain, brand, burn up, bite into its grace-he is sure to remember her dying face!’ Connotation of death is decay and darkness, yet it is being compared to something which gives ‘grace’. The betrayed woman enjoys death immeasurably and thinks it a blessing, rather than a curse. Her hatred towards the woman who took her lover away is intense, so intense that she loves the thought of her dying over and over in her head, which is the reason why she loves death so much, because it gives her the ability to picture the suffering of those who betrayed her. ‘He is sure to remember her dying face!’ The exclamation mark exemplifies her strong desire for the woman to suffer; the emphasis is on ‘dying face!’ she wants her previous lover to remember his girlfriend being tortured and to be haunted by the sounds of her dying over and over and he will remember her screams for the rest of his days, which is fitting punishment for betraying his previous lover and the exclamation mark could also be a representation of his screams while he watches his girlfriend being beaten to death and what he will see will be so painful it will stick In his mind for the rest of his life. So Lady Macbeth’s ambition is for the king to be killed and her to be queen, while the betrayed woman’s ambition from the laboratory’s is vengeance. Robert Browning love of drama was fed by a worldview that humans develop their own moral sense and he was able to empathize with the perspectives of characters who preach attitudes we might find abhorrent. The betrayed woman in the laboratory has a moral sense of making the ones who betrayed her to suffer with no mercy which the reader can emphasize to because she once loved him immeasurably, but now he has betrayed her, just like How browning can empathize with abhorrent attitudes because they have their own moral senses, Robert Browning tries to make the reader emphasize with the betrayed woman as she lost the love of her life and to understand why she has different moral senses and for her love of death and torture.
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a b/a
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actually a solid A
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I would disqualify it because I would see that this was found on the internet and so the candidate may have just copied it.

Don't put your work that will be marked by the exam board online until after it's marked!
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