In the 1600’s women were meant to be housewives and mothers, and on average had a baby every two years, and child bearing was meant to be an honour.
Children were seen to be a blessing from god. This shows that Lady Macbeth is the opposite to Elizabethan women as she wants to be ‘unsexed’ so therefore could not care or give birth to a child showing she is a cruel character and deceives people for her own gain for example persuading Macbeth into killing Duncan makes Macbeth become king but the she becomes queen. The audience would not have liked her as she is different to Elizabethan women and is evil. The audience would not have felt sympathy for her and the audience would have disliked Lady Macbeth immediately because of her cruel and evil ways towards Duncan and Macbeth.
The audience witnesses a change of Lady Macbeth’s character towards the end of the play in Act 5, Scene 1 She has become a weak and scared character, where at the beginning of the play she was a strong character who drove Macbeth and the play on until Macbeth kills Duncan. In Act 5, Scene 1 Lady Macbeth admits in her sleep that she helped kill Duncan by saying “Out, damned spot! Out I say! One, two” This meaning her hands were stained with blood thus meaning she has killed someone that being Duncan. This quote shows that Lady Macbeth’s character has had a vast change since as she wanted the murder to take place were now she is regretting it as well as having nightmares over it. And no sleep means as it is stated throughout the play that sleep is for the innocent. The audience starts to feel sorry for Lady Macbeth as Macbeth does not seem to comfort her unlike she did when Macbeth was going to kill Duncan at the beginning of the play.
The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth has changed from the beginning of the play as when Lady Macbeth and Macbeth where plotting to kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth was the character who enforced the plan and kept Macbeth from telling everyone and becoming...