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Explore how writer present choices in Macbeth by William Shakespeare and the Laboratory by Robert Browning.
In this essay I will construct an analysis of the two main female protagonists in Macbeth by William Shakespeare and The Labatory by Robert Browning. I will reflect on the choices made by both protagonists and the inevitable consequences of them. Although both texts are written in different forms of literature - Shakespeare's "Macbeth" being in the form of a play and "The Labatory" being in the form of a poem both texts create powerful imagery and through use of language evokes strong perceptions from the audience.
We as the audience are given the impression that both women are ambitious and powerful as they both successfully choose to manipulate men to make their aspirations a reality - Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband, this is portrayed malevolently when Macbeth hesitates in the murder of King Duncan and Lady Macbeth -palpably the dominant character in this scene insinuates him as a coward by ridiculing his masculinity and declares "I have given suck and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, had I so sworn as you have done to this." In Macbeths opening soliloquy by interpreting its textual content "Firstly as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed; then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself." it is clear the motives that are at work to deter him from committing the murder, fear of the consequences in this world, mingled feelings of kinship, loyalty, and hospitality, admiration for Duncan's goodness, are not, perhaps, of the highest moral character; but in comparison with the reckless lust of power which urges him on, they are certainly motives for good. The conflict rages in his soul, and it seems as if the powers of good were dominating, until Lady...
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