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Posted January 2, 2013 at 8:04 PM via web

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What magazine would accurately report on Lady Macbeth, the conflict she faces, the themes and the way she evolves throughout the play, Macbeth

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akannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM (Answer #1)

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This is a very interesting question.  I tend to think that the most obvious choice in picking a magazine that will truly detail Lady Macbeth's challenges and the intricacy of her characterization would be Ms. Magazine.  Consider the fact that the magazine wished to transform "a movement into a magazine" that dedicated itself to women's issues and the emergence of feminism.  This magazine makes it an ideal choice to report on the many elements of Lady Macbeth.  Its purpose is to raise attention to the condition of being a woman, and in this, I think that one can find much of this mission in the founding of the magazine:  

Ms. was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public.

Lady Macbeth's character would require a magazine that would be able to delve into the condition of being a strong woman in a social condition where such a state was not actively encouraged.  Ms. Magazine would be a publication that could literally generate a year's worth of issues on the different and complex levels to Lady Macbeth and what it means to be a woman of power, how society views such a condition, and how to revel in gender differences and not become crushed under the weight of such expectations.  I think that this is where Ms. Magazine could be a great source for modern reporting on Lady Macbeth.

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