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I read a summary but i don't 100% understand it. Is it a woman who's driving a king to suicide or something.

I also heard she is the typical anti mother role model or the more manly woman as one could put it out.

I am just wondering your views?
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idk tbh, I spent 7 months doing Julius ceasar with my dumbass teacher who wouldn't take my work and would just give it back tome, HW and schoolwork so I got a huge pile of shit to do because she didn't want fact but opinion and only her opinion even tho I answered correctly

never got to Macbeth lol

like legit

"what was used to kill ceasar"
a knife"
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
Do you mean Macbeth?

If lady Macbeth is a diff play then I don't know that one.

Macbeth is simply about man's greed and how easy it is to convince him to do the wrong things I guess. The greed stems from the 3 witches that told him the prophecies.

If I'm on the right track and you want to read more, quote me.
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I'm.. not even really sure what you're asking. Perhaps no one is.
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Deyre wrote:

I read a summary but i don't 100% understand it. Is it a woman who's driving a king to suicide or something.

I also heard she is the typical anti mother role model or the more manly woman as one could put it out.

I am just wondering your views?


Is this some homework you're trying to get us to do?
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Do you mean Macbeth?

If lady Macbeth is a diff play then I don't know that one.

Macbeth is simply about man's greed and how easy it is to convince him to do the wrong things I guess. The greed stems from the 3 witches that told him the prophecies.

If I'm on the right track and you want to read more, quote me.


I mean the character Lady Macbeth. My mistake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Macbeth

She seems to be anti mother as in hating children and wish not to have periods. So instead of choosing femininity she chooses more ambitious ones, basically the more masculine route.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Macbeth#Lady_Macbeth_as_anti-mother

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Consider doing more than reading a summary - a lot of who Lady MacBeth is is easier understood from having seen the play or read the text. You'll get nothing just from reading other people's interpretations (probably less, in fact - you'll end up with a few misconceptions, most likely). If this is homework, you should aspire to do better than to use Wikipedia for research or canvassing opinions on a message board.
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Here is a clip of the thing i read about.
https://youtu.be/RM8QQuz5BP4

Btw its not homework. But considering some females today are very manlylike.The tragic character Lady Macbeth just sorta gives me a glimpse of society of that today so thats why i wanted to talk about it how relevant it is in our days, the idea that you try to wish to be more than what your gender takes you.

Feminists is a very popular pop culture thing. Patriarchy issues, wishing infants to die (Or anti mother for short) wish for that character to be outside of what it is, instead of femininity its masculinity etc.
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NyxUlric wrote:

Do you mean Macbeth?
If lady Macbeth is a diff play then I don't know that one.

Macbeth is simply about man's greed and how easy it is to convince him to do the wrong things I guess. The greed stems from the 3 witches that told him the prophecies.


As for analyses of that, Ethan Hawke did a good analysis of it for BBC's "Shakespeare Uncovered" (no YouTube, but it should be available on Amazon), and there's a half-hour Cliff Notes version for study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfnUq2_0FOY
And the witches didn't necessarily "cause" Macbeth's ambition to try and seize the throne; the ambition was always there, and trying to pursue it only drags him into a deeper hole.

Otherwise, Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" is a better adaptation, in samurai clothes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI60AQTGKSU


Deyre wrote:
She seems to be anti mother as in hating children and wish not to have periods. So instead of choosing femininity she chooses more ambitious ones, basically the more masculine route.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Macbeth#Lady_Macbeth_as_anti-mother


At the beginning, Lady is the ruthless power-mad ambition that Macbeth doesn't have, and she's the missing force who bullies him into it.
But the farther down both go, and the more bodies pile up, the roles reverse--She eventually goes mad from guilt, while Macbeth becomes the ruthless tyrant who's fighting to the last.

A lot of people who pick, choose, and misquote Shakespeare love to point out "Lady is an independent feminist role-model!", but in the context of the entire play, she's not a role model for ANYTHING.
(Although does explain why people keep making the same Hillary Clinton joke.)
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Deyre wrote:
She seems to be anti mother as in hating children and wish not to have periods. So instead of choosing femininity she chooses more ambitious ones, basically the more masculine route.


I don't think she's masculine, she didn't have the courage to kill the King herself, she only encouraged Macbeth to do the dirty work for her. It's just both of them are greedy, Macbeth from the prophecies from the witches which symbolized his greed. He came home to tell Lady Macbeth about this, and she became greedy as well.

The prophecies also signified a man's (or Macbeth's) overconfidence... the third one (I think? or was that a running bush one, I don't know) said something like "only a man born from a woman's vagina could overthrow him"... and Macbeth thought that because of that prophecy, no man would ever be able to overthrow him because he thought all humans were born from a vagina... but there was a guy who was born from a cesarean section... so it didn't count as a vagina lol...

Lady macbeth later on started to feel guilty and hallucinated and this basically represented human nature whether you're man or woman, you're not safe from feeling remorse. This remorse drove her insane and she jumped out of the tower and died. Macbeth also went insane.

The play is very multi-dimensional, you could write a novel-length essay about it... it's why even Americans have to study shakespeare in school, lol.


Basically, to sum it up, the moral of the story is... to think about your actions and consequences... for example, one day you want to cheat on your wife... you might want to think twice, as the guilt will drive you insane.
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Posted 10/2/16
I read the scifi manga.
It's about cool things.
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Posted 10/3/16 , edited 10/3/16
Don't watch the play, read the original manga instead.
Posted 10/3/16
I think it's about Lady Macbeth but I'm not sure.
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Posted 10/3/16
people die when they are killed

.... and pretty much everyone is killed and dies
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The play does not really talk about children at all. I don't think her character really has much to do with femininity and masculinity either, I've never even hear that as a theory about her character. Her character, at least from what i know and have studied, is more is about ambition. She is incredibly overambitious and this leads to her undoing, to put it simply.
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