Gender when considering murder. In the play

Gender roles can affect a person’s action when considering murder. In the play “Macbeth” by Williams Shakespeare, gender role heavily affected both lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s intentions in killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth had planned everything and technically commited the murder of Duncan, but her actions were affected because she was simply not a man, this also worked vice versa for Macbeth because he was not planning on committing the murder of Duncan, but his gender forced him to.
Lady Macbeth’s plot to killing Duncan was heavily affected by her gender in which she could not commit the murder herself. In Scene 1, Lady Macbeth wanted Macbeth to commit the murder of Duncan, but Macbeth did not want to do it, “I am
his kinsman” (1.5.?). Macbeth refuses to commit the murder of Duncan because there was too much risk and he simply did not want to commit the murder. Lady Macbeth continuously tries to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan, and finally she uses gender roles as both a persuasion and threat.
Gender role can can used as a persuasion and also as a threat to convince a person to do what you wish. In Act 5, Malcolm used gender roles to convince him to fight Macbeth. Malcolm insists that he should be a man and fight Macbeth or else he will not be a man. Macduff, who is still angry at Macbeth for murdering his whole family was finally convinced to slaughting Macbeth.


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