posted by .

Hi there. I have to write a paper on why some people believe that Lady Macbeth could be Duncan's daughter. I don't need help in writing it, I just want to know reasons why that could be true. I believe one of them is because Lady Macbeth knew that she could not be queen since she could not takeover the throne herself, which is why she keeps pressuring Macbeth to kill the King himself.

Any opinions would be appreciated. thanks.

  • Macbeth -

    You have a difficult task. Shakespeare's writing is of course made up, that is fiction. So whatever it says, it says. However, Shakespeare based his play on historical events and historical people.
    Here is the history which Shakespeare shaped his story.

  • Macbeth -

    Bobpursley is right. Shakespeare based many/most plays on historical events, but then took plenty of license with them (such as having chimney-pots in Julius Caesar, quite an anachronism!). In addition, Macbeth and Hamlet are based on legends that were very old even in the 1500s, but we see allusions to Christianity in the plays after they left Shakespeare's hand.

    So remember this -- even though he based many of his plays on historical events, he used the historical elements he wanted and added other elements so that his audiences at the time would remain interested and connected to the stories.

  • Macbeth -

    I have researched the historical events based on the book, but in the paper we would have to use evidence found in the book, and not the historical events. I can only think of one strong argument relating to this.. so currently I'm stuck.

  • Macbeth -

    Also, I have another question to ask. Our instructor gave us an outline to follow on how to write the intro paragraph. It was: 1) linkage to real life 2)Connection to the play 3)thesis 4)Purpose 5)Plan.

    My question is that, does the "linkage to real life" have to relate to your opinion on the topic. Because our topic is whether we think Lady Macbeth has a possibility to be Duncan's daughter. I believe that there is a possibility, but lets say that I would switch my opinion due to not having enough evidence to prove it. If I said that no I don't think that she is, can the "linkage to real life", relate to that opinion? Or does the linkage, have to do with the possibility of her being duncan's daughter.

    Sorry for the long questions, and if it wasn't clear enough.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. macbeth

    After reading Macbeth and going to various websites in order to write an essay on who is responsible for the tragedy in macbeth, to write about the witches, macbeth, and lady macbeth leading to the tragedy. If you want to get technical …
  2. English-Macbeth (Please check)

    1. The witches told Macbeth he would first become: a) king b)Thane of Glamis c)Thane of Cawdor d)a father answer c. 2. Lady Macbeth asks the spirts to "unsex" her so she will be: a) compassionate b) more like a man, agressive and unmoved …
  3. English-Macbeth II

    1.An example of verbal irony is: a)Macbeth saying, "O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them." b)Macduff referring to Lady Macbeth as "O, Gentle Lady" c) Macduff saying, "O horror, horror, horror." d) the witches saying, …
  4. English- Macbeth III

    1.Macbeth's vision suggest he is a)susperstitious b)tired c)fearful and feels guilty d)both a and b answer a. 2.One of the appartations warns Macbeth to beware of: a) LAdy Macbeth b) Macduff c)Donalbain d)Malcolm answer b. 3.Lady Macbeth …
  5. Macbeth help again please

    hi there, in Act 1 Scene 6, Duncan says" See, see, our honored hostess! The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, Which still we thank as love. Herein I teach you How you shall bid God 'ild us for your pains, And thank us for …
  6. Macbeth( English)

    Hi, I have to write an essay on the relationship between Macbeth and his wife. I need a good title. I have 2 possible titles so far: The degenerating Relationship Between Lord & Lady Macbeth or The deteriorating relationship between …
  7. English

    I urgently need to know if the following questions are correct?
  8. English

    These are other sentences I need you to check, Writeacher. Thank you. 1) Lady Macbeth was tired to be (better: of being ) just Lady Macbeth because she really wanted to be the queen (queen). 2) "Lady Macbeth is a very strong character …
  9. English

    Writeacher, I really need your help to check these sentences!! Too many mistakes. 1) Lady Macbeth compared the Duncan's murder with a painted devil, a picture that scared only children who thought it was real. Correction: Lady compares …
  10. Macbeth question?

    Lady Macbeth says that the ghost of Banquo is of the same nature as the dagger Macbeth saw leading him to Duncan. How does she characterize Macbeth's weakness in this regard?

More Similar Questions