Lady Macbeth Needs to STOP Bottling Up Her FeelingsLady Macbeth is known as the most infamous and dominant woman in all of Shakespeare’s plays. She defies the gender normality that women back then had, and uses ambition and power to accomplish her goals. By Lady Macbeth bottling up all her feeling she changed into an unrecognizable person. Shakespeare portrays Lady Macbeth in a very different way than we have seen her in the beginning.Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth develops and adapts into a different person. The once vicious and unremorseful woman is later shown regretting the decisions she has made. In Act I, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as an ambitious, strong, and deceptive woman who manipulates her husband. The audience is introduced to Lady Macbeth plotting Duncan’s murder, and she does not fit the stereotypical woman during this time period. Lady Macbeth is the one who creates the plan to kill Duncan, because Macbeth is too afraid to make a plan by himself. Lady Macbeth criticizes Macbeth when she says, Which thou esteem’st the ornament of lifeAnd live a coward in thine own esteem,Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would, “Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage?” (I. VII. 46-49) Here, she is comparing her husband to a cat that wants some fish but does not want to get its feet wet. She calls him a coward that says “I can’t” after saying “I want.” Lady Macbeth constantly taunts her husband for his lack of courage and masculinity, but when around people, she is able to put on a mask acting like a perfect hostess and loving wife. Not only does she take Macbeth’s manhood away from him, but she manipulates him by calling him these names. It is clear that Lady Macbeth uses a range of techniques to overpower Macbeth’s morals which makes him change his mind about killing Duncan. For example, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan. In Act I Scene 7, Macbeth declares that he no longer intends to kill Duncan, this makes Lady Macbeth infuriated and questions his manhood; “When you durst do it, then you were a man” (I. vii. 56). This makes Macbeth bothered and tips him over the edge. Lady Macbeth goes even further and says that if she promised to kill her own child she would do it, so that Macbeth could be king. She is trying to show that his promise was substantial and she expects him to kill Duncan. What Lady Macbeth says during this time implies that she has had a child and knows what it is like to love a baby, but would give that up for Macbeth because she promised him. All in all, the audience is able to see how cut throat, power hungry, and dominant Lady Macbeth really is, through the way she talks to her husband.As the play goes on, Lady Macbeth develops into a different character, because she loses control over her husband. In Act III Scene II, Lady Macbeth talks to herself and says, “‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy/ Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” (III. ii. 8-9). Essentially she is saying that it is better to be murdered than it is to be the murderer, and live with all this anxiety. Lady Macbeth also goes on and talks about how she and Macbeth received everything they wanted and are still not happy. This reveals that Lady Macbeth has remorse for the murder of Duncan and is not as strong and cut throat as the audience thinks. By being more vulnerable with her thoughts, she shows a more human side. In the next scene, Macbeth becomes paranoid and hires murderers to kill his friend Banquo without any help from Lady Macbeth. He hides his plan from her, showing that he is becoming more independent and that she is no longer able to control him. The banquet scene is the turning point of the play because it shows the audience how Lady Macbeth and her husband really loses touch. When Macbeth starts seeing Banquo’s ghost, Lady Macbeth is trying to hide whatever is going on from the guests. This is hard for Lady Macbeth because she is not able to see the ghost. As Lady Macbeth’s character changes she loses control of her husband and shows the audience a more vulnerable side of her.Lastly, Act V is where Shakespeare really portrays the downfall of Lady Macbeth. She starts to talk in her sleep. The blood of Duncan really takes a toll on her and haunts her, she keeps replaying her own part in the murder to accept her guilt. By Lady Macbeth doing these actions it shows how she is not blaming anyone but herself. Also, it is known that Lady Macbeth is horrified by her husband continuing to kill people. Lady Macbeth asks Macbeth what happened to Lady Macduff, “The Thane of Fife had a wife. Where is/ she now?” (V.i.44-45). Initially, Lady Macbeth has no idea that Macbeth was behind the murders of Lady Macduff and her children. Even though she might not have killed Lady Macduff, she still feels guilty about it. Furthermore, Lady Macbeth’s subconscious comes out in an intimate way. Her subconscious is portrayed in her sleepwalking. Lady Macbeth’s fear shows up in a very private setting, representing how she hides her true emotions from the world. She bottles up her feeling which evidently ends her life. She prefers to show a hard exterior and keep her feelings under the surface. In addition, Lady Macbeth has always saw herself as part of a couple with Macbeth, but he has gradually left her all alone. Of course they still support each other but Macbeth leaving her alone and totally isolated really affects her character and mental state. Macbeth no longer seems to exist to Lady Macbeth. She needs him for support. Initially, Lady Macbeth never came off as a character that needs a shoulder to lean on, but now obviously she does. The audience now is shown a new side of her. A woman who is insecure, powerless and alone. Her guilt is consuming her alive.Throughout this play, Lady Macbeth is represented as totally different characters from start to end. Shakespeare provides the audience with how secrets and greedy people can disrupt and change the overall personality and character of a person. His message is to be true to yourself and to not bottle up feelings. Lady Macbeth really derails towards the end of the play and ends up killing herself because of the guilt and remorse she has bottled up inside her. The once strong and powerful woman was transformed into a shy person controlled by her own emotions.