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How does one define something as perfect We seem to call things in life perfect when they are flawless As one of the leading characters in Shakespeares Macbeth Lady Macbeth did not seem flawless when the audience meets her in fact she seemed rather the complete opposite So why is it that AC Bradley can say that Strange and almost ludicrous as the statement may sound she Lady Macbeth is a perfect wife How can this be With all the evil and conniving things she has done how can she be considered flawless In a way however Bradley is right Lady Macbeth can be considered a perfect wife She may not be a perfect person but when viewing her as a wife and only a wife she actually can fit this statement She does many things that may benefit her husband and hence the reason to why this title can be fitting for her place Lady Macbeth understands her husband because their relationship is so close She encourages and reassures Macbeth when he is most vulnerable She is also loyal supportive and protective While always being determined and strong she shows that she is loving and caring as well What else could a partner ask for The only way they can be happy is for Lady Macbeth to take command and this may have to happen through deception and evil As long as she is looking towards the future for them both especially to make him king she can be considered a perfect wife Therefore these are seen as all the factors that substantially aid to her righteous name a s a perfect wife She was a great wife once upon a time However after she read Macbeths letter the audience thought this time had passed But had it really The answer in Bradleys view no She still remained the same With their relationship as close as it had always been she had proved
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