Explain Lady macbeth's and Macbeth's character in Macbeth.I'm doing my exglish exam tommorow and I NEED HELP !! pleease , i dont know how to describe lady macbeths character and also macbeths...

Explain Lady macbeth's and Macbeth's character in Macbeth.

I'm doing my exglish exam tommorow and I NEED HELP !! pleease , i dont know how to describe lady macbeths character and also macbeths character too !

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Explain Lady macbeth's(or Macbeth's) charcater in the extract.

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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As with all of Shakespeare's tragedies, the person, or persons, in power, or who live a high lifestyle of valor and prestige, fall. Lord and Lady Macbeth start out as noble people but are swept away by their own greed for power and title. Not only are they greedy, but they travel down a road that leads to deceit, conspiracy, and murder. Then they both fall into what we might call mental illnesses today through all of the sleepwalking adventures that Lady Macbeth goes on (because of her feelings of guilt) and when Macbeth starts to see Banquo's ghost. You can also look at the pair as one character. A spouse is sometimes considred one's "better half," right? Look at how one spouse affects the other in the Macbeth. Macbeth doesn't have a strong enough spine to tell his wife to be quiet and Lady Macbeth doesn't have any faith in her husband to let him alone long enough to be a good man.

There are also some other helpful insights with the links below that go into greater detail on the both subjects.  The links analyze each character in more detail. 

TIP: If your exam is in essay format, find two or three examples from the text that you could refer to for whichever one you are going to discuss. Make each example one paragraph if you are required to write a one page paper. Or, make each example just a couple of sentences long in description if it is for short-answer/paragraph form answers. 

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Ty, i got a C !! in the end, im retaking and will hopefully get a C :)) Thanks to Enotes :DDD

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