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
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare demonstrates the build of guilt and remorse that Macbeth and his Queen begin to develop, consequently aids and foreshadows their demise. Shakespeare uses a wide variety of imagery to emphasize how guilt affects Macbeth’s life. Also, throughout the play, multiple pieces of evidence are displayed to prove how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both change drastically from the beginning to the end of this piece. Finally, towards the end of the play, Macbeth finally comes to terms with himself and his devious actions, thus restoring his old mentality. Guilt is a factor of human nature and touches just about everyone at some point.
Since Lady Macbeth set him up to this by insulting his manhood, Macbeth took a turn for the worst when he started experiencing fear and guilt. You’d think he’d put an end to all of this negativity by this point, yet it actually drags out and he continues with doing malicious, unlawful acts. Eventually this leads to more trouble for Macbeth; He begins to struggle with hallucinations and sleeplessness, causing him to become extremely paranoid. He began to lose his human qualities during this process of regaining his ‘so-called’ manhood, as his killing spree was pretty much a joke on his actual manliness. Macbeth’s decadence then led to his marriage to slowly fall apart.
In other words the kingship won’t stay in Macbeth’s line with his kids being after him. To remedy this, Macbeth decides to send murderer to Banquo and Fleance so they cannot take the kingship from him. And Macbeth becomes bloody and bloody. Second, Macbeth is evil, because he continue his evil action although he really didn’t like what he did. Immediately after murdering Duncan, Macbeth experiences a combination of remorse and panic.
However, the biggest aspect of Macbeth that creates the true horror feeling is by giving the audience a window to view the mental torture caused by pure evil. Shakespeare creates an ominous story that gives the audience the feeling that evil is at work within the play. He has created a psychological thriller by showing us what that evil can do when it is allowed to take over the mind. Paired with the hopeless feeling guilt brings on the characters is enough to give any audience chills. Shakespeare also keeps the audience eerily close to the characters giving us a full view of their mental breakdown.
Fearing the worst, he allowed his paranoia take over his thought process, by not it should be obvious that his paranoia played a big role in his decision making. Nearing the end of the story, Macbeth became reckless and began killing a multitude of people. His paranoia had transformed into something far too malignant to tame. It was unleashed and alas many suffered in result of his
One of the main messages he is trying to deliver to us is to always weigh what you achieve to what the consequences will be. This especially holds true for Macbeth, as when first contemplating if he should kill Duncan, not once did he think of how he could be punished. Also, when Macbeth first hears the witch’s prophecy of him being a king, he jumps directly to the idea of murder. This kind of thinking is exhibited in Macbeth’s monologue in scene 5 act 5, where he discus’s the uselessness of living, and this attitude towards life made him go mad. This also points to how unintelligent Macbeth really was.
Eventually everything proves to be too much for him and Lady Macbeth and it swiftly leads them to their death. One of Macbeth’s soliloquy’s in the play is when he sees a dagger appear in front of him right before he is going to kill Duncan, cornering him into a whirlpool of uncertainty and hesitation. In this soliloquy, the author uses metaphors and motifs in order to emphasize the fragile state of Macbeth’s mind at this point in time. The author uses the metaphor of a dagger to demonstrate Macbeth’s struggle with appearance vs. reality. Right before Macbeth is about to kill Duncan, a dagger appears in front of him, forcing him to question
This play goes to show the flaws and attributes of Macbeth’s character. In the play Macbeths says “My thought, whose murder is yet fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in surmise, and nothing is, but what Is not” (1.3 . 139- 142) . His thoughts are tending towards the murderer, he is hinting that things may not always as they seem. This quote shows the reader that Macbeth is thinking of others but he is
Similarly, “Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/ The curtained sleep”, the utilization of words like “dead”, “wicked” and “abuse” are all contain certain negative meaning regarding to violence for readers. Shakespeare uses these words to create a creepy scene of a horrible murder in readers’ mind. Throughout the passage, Shakespeare not only frees the inner-conflict of Macbeth but also frees the desire of violence of readers, because I think Shakespeare wants to raise the issue that how role-changes can cause completely different results of violent actions. By which means, when Macbeth is