Role Of Guilt In Macbeth

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Guilt Kills Persuasion comes in many different shapes, sizes, people etc. Persuasion with a malicious intent can lead to serious consequences, bad decisions and/or actions. Persuasion in a good way can lead to benefits and rewards in the long run. Persuasion overall leads to guilt. 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…show more content…
She begins to sleep walk, and repeat everything that has happened in her sleep. She was delusional due to her lack of sleep; “out, damned spot, out, I say! One. Two… What need we fear who knows it, when no one can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1. 37-42). Lady Macbeth tries to wipe the supposed blood off her hands. When she fails, she begins to realize that what they did is worst than what they originally thought, and that there is no way of going back and fixing it without having consequences. Lady Macbeth’s guilt makes her more capable, because when she says this quote she is beginning to realize that she will have to live with being a murderer, and on the inside she also realizes that this all happened because of her. Although at first Macbeth feels guilty he gets over it meaning he doesn’t take that big of a matter in his actions. Macbeth does not have remorse like Lady Macbeth does, proving that she is feeling more capable of the

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