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Critics have often referred to the character of Macbeth in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare as a tragic hero and a man who is except for his ambition noble in nature This noble nature is brought out in his moral sense of duties and loyalty to the king The audiencereader learns of his brave and valiant position as a soldier particularly valuable on the battlefield from the beginning and his nobility enables him to resist his murderous thoughts and leave what will be to fate On the other hand Lady Macbeth scorns this aspect of her husbands nature for she sees his human kindness as a weakness which makes him less manly and even fears this characteristic of his because she is concerned that he will not be man enough to perform the deed of killing a good kind and respected King Therefore with this section of the play what constitutes a man and woman differs from Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Also the reader must take into consideration that the Elizabethans believed that to kill a king especially a greatly praised one was the most evil crime that could ever be committed for the king was said to be Gods representative on Earth hence this horrid deed would be seen as a crime against general good and heaven Lady Macbeth does not seem to be associated with this theory for she has a willingness to commit evil This aspect of her character is particularly evident after she has read her husbands letter when she cries unsex me here8230 declares that she wants to loose all her femininity and calls upon the evil spirits to make thick my blood with direst cruelty This deals with the theme in the beginning of the play of the roles of both sexes because women in the Elizabethan times were sees as or supposed to be pure and innocent which makes Lady Macbeths character unique Also the language
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