In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, a numerous amount of hateful actions are committed, especially the death of King Duncan. I believe that Lady Macbeth should be held more responsible for the murder of Duncan than Macbeth because she went out of her way to convince Macbeth to kill him, then covered it up, and felt guilty and received karma for what she did. Although he agreed to actually murdering the king, if it wasn’t for lady Macbeths intentions Macbeth would have not gone through with the plan. Lady Macbeth made Macbeth the horrible human he became; she is more capable of evil than he is. She has great influence over
Macbeth seeing Banquos ghost is not his fear but his guilt over killing his best friend. With Lady Macbeths’ case she makes the crucial mistake of worrying about the future ultimately this causes her to go insane because she keeps thinking that she will be caught. However that is not the reason for her insanity, she was consumed by the guilt of forcing Macbeth to kill Duncan, she could no longer live with herself so she committed suicide to put an end to her misery. In modern society both of the misfortunes of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth can happen to anyone, why do human beings do anything to become successful even if it requires them to push others under the bus. Guilt is the number one reason for depression in America and the second highest reason that causes people to commit suicide in todays society.
Her hallucination of the blood on her hands and her constant efforts to wash it off shows the suffering of having a guilty conscience, which is causing her to go insane. We later find out that she commits suicide due to it. The purpose of blood changes for the last time to a symbol of freedom when Macduff says, "I have no words: / My voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain / Than terms can give thee out!" (Act 5, Scene 8, Lines 9-10) and then goes on to slay Macbeth. After analyzing all the different uses of blood throughout the book you can see how Shakespeare uses “blood” to show the change and transformation of characters.
I am here to talk to you today about the death of Romeo and Juliet, and who is to blame for the scandalous death the suspects are Friar Lawrence or Juliet’s nurse. I believe it is Friar Lawrence to blame and I will explain why he is to blame for their deaths throughout this speech. Firstly Friar Lawrence had given Juliet a poison only to stimulate an extreme coma and, to make her breathing and heartbeat slow down. This was chosen to be done therefore a heartbeat can’t be detected but on the other hand Friar Lawrence acted thoughtless, selfish and shockingly. This was a risk that he had given Juliet the sleep like death poison that he had taken a risk.
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
I am the judge and I notice something really strange going on with Lady Macbeth, she is repeating herself and that is what guilty people do when they are hiding something. Lady Macbeth should be the one executed because she was behind every murder and everything bad that happened. When they invited Duncan to come over Lady Macbeth planned the murder before anyone else could. Lady Macbeth did not advise Macbeth to kill Duncan but she pushed him to kill him. Lady Macbeth always seemed quality because Lady Macbeth would get into a trance and relive the accident trying to wash the blood from her garments and hands proving the guilty conscience.
“Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would, ” like the poor cat i' th' adage?” (Shakespeare, Act I, scene vii, 45-49). Once again Lady Macbeth is questioning Macbeth’s manhood to belittle him and get what she wants. This is Lady Macbeth’s role throughout the play, to torment Macbeth until even she can’t handle what is occurring. If Lady Macbeth had not manipulated Macbeth, the murders would have most likely not
Lady Macbeth scolds him again and likens him to a woman: “O proper stuff? This is the very painting of your fear. / A woman’s story at a winter’s fire. / Why do you make such faces? When all is done you look but on a stool.” And then “What, quite unmanned in folly?” Her final shot at Macbeth: “You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting with most admired disorder” or you have ruined the party.
Guilt is a powerful feeling of remorse that takes control of your life, you always feel it, both mentally and physically. You will feel this remorse until you have admitted to it and have accepted what you have done and are willing to partake in your punishment. This is portrayed throughout the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, where the main character commits various devastating murders. He must hide all of them in his quest for Kingship and to remain on the throne. As we can see through Shakespeare’s writing, power cannot produce happiness nor satisfaction.
In literature, the actions that characters commit have serious effects. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth displays acts of killing and betrayal. Macbeth’s obsession with power and fear of death leads him to commit actions that neither he nor his mind can control. What he does cannot be the effect of one person but that of what many people have contributed to. These actions sprout from the seeds of others, seeds that others plant, seeds that manipulate his mind into taking drastic measures.