Guilt Quotes In Macbeth

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Guilt in Macbeth In general William Shakespeare’s plays usually has a tragic ending that occurs to the main character. In the play’s he writes, there is always a special theme. These themes brings up valuable lessons for his audience, allowing them to have a broader thought and understanding of his play. Shakespeare’s demonstrates a theme known as guilt. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth guilt strongly affects Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it is shown through the emotions, the murder and the suicide. The changes of Macbeth’s emotions demonstrates how guilt develop within him. Through Macbeth aggressiveness he demonstrates the cause of his guilt. Macbeth, no longer acts like his past self, and violently kills Duncan. This betrayal that he demonstrates,…show more content…
During the last scene, Lady Macbeth expresses her guilt through a dream. Lady Macbeth says “Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfume of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand, Oh! Oh! Oh!” (5, 1; 42). The causes of her death was the buildup of guilt in her. In this quote Lady Macbeth was trying to wash off her guilt by using the word blood in comparison. She feels remorseful for her husband sin. They have killed many innocent people to cover up their past faults. Thus this was what she meant by not even the perfume of Arabia can cover up her guilty sin. Another example would be when Lady Macbeth says “Was your hands, put on your night-gown, looking not so pale: I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried. (5, 1; 52). Considering the fact that Banquo is dead, and she was the one who influenced her husband to do all those bad deeds, in the end it caused her to relive this scene to show how cruel she was in the past. Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience. Guilt in this play led Macbeth to live a life full of sorrow and regrets. It causes people around to suffer as well from guilt, as it can accumulate to the extent of death. Therefore Shakespeare has definitely demonstrated a success through Macbeth to demonstrate the true meaning of the causes of
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