The Tragic Woman in Macbeth
Lecture no. 14 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare
Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Shakespeare’s great tragic women are central to the functioning of his tragedies. Here, encounter the powerful figure of Lady Macbeth and observe how her arc of development as a character inversely mirrors her husband’s. Grasp how Macbeth poignantly sounds the depths of meaninglessness as he confronts the abyss of his own making.