Macbeth State of Mind After Killing Duncan

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Macbeth State of Mind after Killing Duncan Immediately upon returning after he has committed the crime, it is obvious that he is highly disturbed by the crime that he has committed. He tells Lady Macbeth that he cannot pronounce the word “amen.” This implies that he is now unholy. In addition, this begins the insomnia that drives him to madness. He says that he heard someone say “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor/ shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more” (II.2.55-57). He is already panicking regarding what he has done and hearing voices that foreshadow his sleeplessness. Then, Lady Macbeth scolds him for leaving the murder weapon behind and he admits that, “I’ll go no more./ I am afraid to think what I have done./ Look on ‘t again I dare not” (II.2.65-67). He’s terrified by what he has done and cannot bear to return to the scene of his bloody crime. Instead, Lady Macbeth must to there and clean up from his murders. In the play, Macbeth commits only one murder himself--that is the murder of Duncan. And that is too after a lot of instigation by Lady Macbeth and after having undergone a lot of qualms . Immediately after the commission of Duncan's murder, Macbeth slips into a state of horror and contrition. Noticing his blood-drenched hands, Macbeth screams out and this passage beginning with "What hands are here? . . . Making the green one red" is eloquently self-explanatory.He commits Duncan's murder to gain the crown, once he gain it, he has the murders of Banquo and the wife and children of Macduff committed for the preservatiom of his crown. But when Banquo's son (the would-be king) and Macduff escape, he gets horrified,realizing the importance of the prophecies of the witches. kc4u Teacher Doctorate Editor, Debater, Expert In act2 sc.2, we see Macbeth return from Duncan's chamber, after having done the 'deed'. He

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