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Why does Lady Macbeth ask to be unsexed and her milk taken for gall? when lady macbeth...

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senzenintswej... | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 17, 2007 at 12:13 AM via web

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Why does Lady Macbeth ask to be unsexed and her milk taken for gall?

when lady macbeth get the message that duncan is coming to the castle, she the unto the evil spirits

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 17, 2007 at 2:32 AM (Answer #1)

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Man, isn't that a great section! She asked that she be unsexed because women are traditionally seen as the kinder, gentler sex and she's trying to set herself boiling with enough fierce emotion to do what it takes to put her husband on the throne…in other words, she's asking to be made less feminine so she can murder.

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caityglam | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2007 at 10:07 PM (Answer #2)

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Because she dosent want to have any feelings at all,
but as the play goes on she cant carry out duncans murder on her own because he looks too much like her father and that is the part that really got me...she still has feelings.

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cmaloney | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 9, 2007 at 4:46 AM (Answer #3)

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Mr. Shakespeare does this often. He makes what is characteristically the weaker sex the stronger one --except the women who are strong, never see themselves as such. Lady Macbeth wants to rid herself of anything femine. She wants to be strong like a man. Yet,she is the one who would "dash the brains out of her newborn child" if the child stood in the way of her success.
Isn't it Macbeth who tells her that there are mn who would like to be like her if they knew what she was really like?
This is a woman of courage and resolve.

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zephyrartsgt | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:22 AM (Answer #4)

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Mr. Shakespeare does this often. He makes what is characteristically the weaker sex the stronger one --except the women who are strong, never see themselves as such. Lady Macbeth wants to rid herself of anything femine. She wants to be strong like a man. Yet,she is the one who would "dash the brains out of her newborn child" if the child stood in the way of her success.
Isn't it Macbeth who tells her that there are mn who would like to be like her if they knew what she was really like?
This is a woman of courage and resolve.

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zephyrartsgt | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM (Answer #5)

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Mr. Shakespeare does this often. He makes what is characteristically the weaker sex the stronger one --except the women who are strong, never see themselves as such. Lady Macbeth wants to rid herself of anything femine. She wants to be strong like a man. Yet,she is the one who would "dash the brains out of her newborn child" if the child stood in the way of her success.
Isn't it Macbeth who tells her that there are mn who would like to be like her if they knew what she was really like?
This is a woman of courage and resolve.a

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zephyrartsgt | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM (Answer #6)

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vaMr. Shakespeare does this often. He makes what is characteristically the weaker sex the stronger one --except the women who are strong, never see themselves as such. Lady Macbeth wants to rid herself of anything femine. She wants to be strong like a man. Yet,she is the one who would "dash the brains out of her newborn child" if the child stood in the way of her success.
Isn't it Macbeth who tells her that there are mn who would like to be like her if they knew what she was really like?
This is a woman of courage and resolve.

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zephyrartsgt | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM (Answer #7)

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Mr. Shakespeare does this often. He makes what is characteristically the weaker sex the stronger one --except the women who are strong, never see themselves as such. Lady Macbeth wants to rid herself of anything femine. She wants to be strong like a man. Yet,she is the one who would "dash the brains out of her newborn child" if the child stood in the way of her success.
Isn't it Macbeth who tells her that there are mn who would like to be like her if they knew what she was really like?
This is a woman of courage and resolve.

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