What lines from Shakespeare'sMacbethdepict Lady Macbeth as masuline (un-womanlike) and other lines that depict her as the traditional Renaissance female.  To demonstrate that Lady Macbeth was the...

What lines from Shakespeare'sMacbethdepict Lady Macbeth as masuline (un-womanlike) and other lines that depict her as the traditional Renaissance female. 

To demonstrate that Lady Macbeth was the complete opposite to the stereotype of women during Shakespeare's time but that she still demonstrates being the stereotype as well. 

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There are plenty of moments that deal with Lady Macbeth acting manly or masculine, or wishing she were the man in the relationship. Her husband is the brave warrior, but she exhibits a strength to devise and plan and kill in order to become Queen:

"...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" (I.5.41-44). This is one of her most famous lines, wishing for the power to commit a masculine and bold act of murder or "direst cruelty". Actually that entire passage from line 39-55 would work for you.

"...and you [Macbeth ] shall put / This night's great business into my dispatch..." (I.5.68-69). Here, she is taking control of...

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