The Guilty Downfall of Mac Beth

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The Guilty Downfall Of Macbeth An analysis of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Guilt is the moral conditions one experiences when they feel that they have done something wrong. It is a self destructive mindset that cannot be offset by reoccurring actions or denial. Doing so is an addition to the problem that can lead to psychological issues. In the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, guilt presents a dramatic role in the downfall of the Macbeth’s mental health. The reader soon finds out that guilt caused by one’s own indiscretion will lead to mental issues such as hallucinations, sleep disorders and imprudent behaviours. It puts a spin on life that can change the look of just about anything. Psychological impacts of guilt can cause what one sees and hears to be far from the reality of things. Macbeth’s overwhelming guilt causes him to begin to see hallucinations before him and to even hear things that may not even be there. In the beginning, Macbeth feels guilty and questions killing Duncan. He put too much thought into the act and his guilt caused him to begin to mentally break. He questions himself and whether he should do it and then sees, “such an instrument I[he] was to use ... and on thy blade, and dudgeon, gouts of blood, which was not so before”(2.1. 52). In this scene, Macbeth’s over analysis of the situation in combination with his mind boggling guilt caused him to see this dagger that was not really there. The quote from the play informs the reader what kind of mental state Macbeth must have been in. All the stress to become king and to get rid of Duncan to do so really got to his head. The vision of the bloody dagger before him was the first mental awakening to Macbeth’s dark road ahead, and instead of turning the other way Macbeth followed as he saw it as a sign to what he should do. In addition to seeing things, Macbeth also

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