May 5 2014

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2

Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers.
To wear a heart so white.
So poorly in your thoughts.
‘Tis the eye of childhood, that fears a painted devil.
These five strong quotes from Lady Macbeth talking to Macbeth in Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2 shows the audience that Lady Macbeth is in control of Macbeth and that is a very strong character. She is bossing Macbeth and this makes her the stronger character. This is ironic because men are stereotypically meant stronger than women which in this case works very well. To make herself more powerful, she uses short, sharp sentences which define her point. Finally she uses exclamation marks to show she is angry and frustrated with her ‘weak’ husband.