First Murderer He's a traitor. Lady Macbeth, does the manipulating and all the cruel lines that she says are of her own accord. He calls it for the horror that it is, no flip-flopping or abstraction like Banquo, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are prone to. Son Why should I, mother? Various explanations have been offered of this phrase. Even more than the king's own son, Macduff appears to mourn the loss of the king, and the man. My father is not dead, for all your saying. Lady Macbeth had a grim past and faces a grim future while Lady Macduff had a loving past and faces a heavenly future.
As for your husband, he is noble, wise, and judicious, and he understands what the times require. He's the only one who asks why Macbeth killed the guards senselessly. The very fact that the messenger is willing to put his life in jeopardy in order to try to save her life is testimony to her character. The thane of Fife Macduff is the husband of lady Macduff, so the two ladies are belong to the same royal class. Both the woman undergo intense emotional suffering before they die. Ultimately, however, Macbeth takes matters into his own hands with additional unplanned murders. What is however heartbreaking and is the greatest factor in creating sorrow for her is that her suffering cannot end.
But how wilt thou do for a father? Macduff then gives no pretty speeches, but pledges to fight Macbeth himself. His running away has everything to do with fear and nothing to do with love. I have done no harm. My dearest coz, I pray you, school yourself: but for your husband, He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows The fits o' the season. He had none: His flight was madness: when our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors.
Given the circumstances, what could Lady Macduff have done to change the reality around her? He asks why Macbeth would do so; Macbeth prattles on. Meanwhile, Macbeth murders Macduff's family. All is the fear and nothing is the love; As little is the wisdom, where the flight So runs against all reason. The death of Lady Macduff is unwarranted while the death of lady Macbeth is too painful and horrific. Why, one that swears and lies. He lacks the natural instinct to protect his family. He imagines that the good crowd surrounding Malcolm shares his good thoughts.
She gets caught up in her husband's flight, in terms of how that impacts on her personally. He will not fight any of Macbeth's footmen or their flag bearers, but wishes to kill Macbeth only. The only way out of this circle would be by asking for forgiveness, by redeeming herself in the eyes of god. In short, Macbeth is saying that those murders are on his conscience, so he doesn't want to shed Macduff's blood. Though that is the most clear way in which the two characters foil for each other, it is far from the only one as a small analysis of their mental state can lead to some interesting conclusions. You know not Whether it was his wisdom or his fear.
But at the same time, it was in that practicality that they diff … ered. This becomes most evident in 4. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. After Macbeth has Macduff's family murdered, Macduff's desire for vengeance becomes more personal and powerful. Analysis This scene and the next should be considered together, for both deal with the question of treachery and loyalty, and both consider the nature of genuine courage, as opposed to the arrogant bravado of Macbeth.
First of all, Lady Macduff cares about her son and has maternal instinct. You make an excellent point that Lady Macduff is the voice of reason and brings a strong sense of good morals to the play, along with her son. In some ways they resemble the mythological Fates, who impersonally weave the threads of human destiny. Lady Macduff suffered externally though physical pain while lady Macbeth suffered mentally. All her torments and troubles are within her mentally which is why no doctor can cure her.
Basically, in Macduff we see a guy who can feel and act. To counteract that, Shakespeare adds characters like Lady Macduff. Source: When Ross tells Lady Macduff that her husband has fled from Scotland, she exclaims, This is Lady Macduff's only appearance in the play, and at the end of the scene she is running from the men who will murder her. Even the tiny wren would show more spirited defense of her own family against a predator than Macduff has done, she argues. Now, God help thee, poor monkey! The complexities of the marriage, power, ambition, and fate are much more interesting!! Women were too flighty to have any deep feelings, except maybe for their kids. Then why doesn't he become king? Macduff counters that he has no words, that his sword should be his voice.