Macbeth Essayi need help on my macbeth essay can any one help

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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When Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to unsex her, she is also contibuting to the theme/idea of role reversals in the play.  She wants to behave more like a man, and Macbeth, in Act I and early in Act II, behaves more like what is normally expected of a female, showing guilt, pity, and mercy.  Also, the witches appear to be women, but have beards.  That's role reversal for you. 

dstuva is providing you with two worthy ideas, here.  Along with the role reversal, you can, perhaps, draw parallels to the "fair is foul, foul is fair" theme  (Is not this foul that a woman wants to be unsexed?) which extends into other areas as well.

Check out the enotes themes page on Macbeth as well as the character analysis page.  Good luck!

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Doug Stuva | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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When Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to unsex her, she is also contibuting to the theme/idea of role reversals in the play.  She wants to behave more like a man, and Macbeth, in Act I and early in Act II, behaves more like what is normally expected of a female, showing guilt, pity, and mercy.  Also, the witches appear to be women, but have beards.  That's role reversal for you. 

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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She is a scary lady during this scene.  She seems overly ambitious, heartless, and not fit to ever be a mother.  In fact, Macbeth tells her to "bring forth men children only" since she doesn't seem to have any of the emotional and nurturing qualities of a woman in this scene and the next few up to Duncan's murder.  She asks the stars to "unsex" her so that she won't be tempted to act like a woman, but to act more like a man so that she can convince Macbeth to do what is necessary to make the prophecy come true.  She wants to be queen in the worst way.

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There are plenty of people on this site who could help you to write an essay about this play.  But we would really need more information to do you any good.  So go ahead and reply to this and tell us something about your essay topic.

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sammy1234 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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Tell us what the questions are.

well the first one is 'explain the dramatic effect of lady macbeth of her opening soliloquy on the audience (when she reads macbeths letter , and asks to be unsexed )' thats that one

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sammy1234 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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There are plenty of people on this site who could help you to write an essay about this play.  But we would really need more information to do you any good.  So go ahead and reply to this and tell us something about your essay topic.

well i need to answer questions and i dont no what it means and dont no what to write

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