There is a balance of power that continues to shift in the marriage between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Examine and evaluate their relationship so far. In what ways is their balance of power typical of a Medieval marriage?

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L. Macbeth and Macbeth have a typical marriage except, in act one, the power dynamic is opposite. In this traditional patriarchal world, it is L. Macbeth that controls her husband. She plays on his insecurities and "dark and deep desires." As Macbeth makes his foray into evil, the power dynamic between the two switches.