I have to write a dramatic monologue on a character in Macbeth discussing a major event in the play; is Lady Macbeth "going mental" considered important?
We have to include the main ideas in the play, the emotions the character is experiencing and the attitudes to the other characters in the play. I want to be lady macbeth talking about how she thinks she is going mental and her thoughts on the murder of Duncan. Can i have some ideas on her attitudes to the other characters in the play?
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Dramatic monologues are devices to convey a character’s innermost unspoken, unshared thoughts with the audience. As such, it is the perfect device for revealing Lady Macbeth’s thoughts about the succession, Banquo and his family, and especially about her attitude toward the children of the contenders, Fleance, Young Siward, Donalbain: because her own offspring are not present in the play (although she has “given suck” Act I Scene vii), “T’is the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil” could be a centralizing motif for a monologue in which her madness takes the form of children frightened by evil forces around them; What would she say, in her mad internal scenario, to the children who were being affected by the political murder around her? If we take the view that Lady Macbeth, despite her ambition, has a moral conscience, it would be manifested in her motherly instincts and her regret that offspring were being adversely affected by the murders of their parents.
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