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Macbeth and Lady Macbeths Relationship Macbeth loved his wife very much At the beginning of the play she participated avidly in his life and he informed her of everything that was going on He widely accepted her advice and ideas and they were both avid partners in the murder of Duncan Macbeth was very affectionate with his wife and when hee was speaking to her he often used words of such endearment for example Dearest love and Sweet remembrancer Although the force and power that Lady Macbeth possesses over her husband is clearly established in Act 1 Scene 7 Upon hearing of Macbeths decision not to kill Duncan she is outraged and starts to work her force and power upon him at his manhood and courage This of course works on Macbeth and she knows that it will No one calls Macbeth a coward She says that he is a coward and attacks his manliness to be more than what you are you would be so much more the man She challenges his love for her and says that she would rather dash the brains out of her own child than break such a promise as Macbeth has to her Whether she was bluffing the imagery that Macbeth would have had in his own mind at this point would have been freighting To have the brains dashed out of his own child Macbeth is so awed by this woman who is his wife who has so much power that he cannot believe it At this point in the play Shakespeare reconfirms just how close the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is and that she has the power and he listens to whatever she has to say Lady Macbeth is a major influence on Macbeth but this of course changes later After the murder Macbeth is still carrying the daggers and he seems to be quiet and uneasy Lady Macbeth has to clean up
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