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.
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.
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.
Now Macbeth has fear of losing his power so he must act by sending out to murder Banquo and his sons. By this time he has already begun to lose his guilt induced conscious as if killing had just become second nature. Thus is the case when he murders all of Macduff’s family, creating one of his largest flaws thus far. It is not illustrated on how the murders were done, rather Macduff’s reaction is shown which creates a hatred towards
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.
In addition, Jason curses himself saying, “My curses on you” (61), accentuating he should have known better the woman he had by his side, since he lacks knowledge such as Medea will murdering those who he holds nearest and dearest; his two sons and his bride. Jason believes he should have noticed Medea’s capacity for evilness and heartlessness long before, since she abandons her own family and kills her own brother. This demonstrates how Medea does not care at all about her actions; she only cares to make Jason suffer the pain she receives due to his betrayal. Jason’s catharsis develops when he expresses his pain “I must bemoan my fate” (61). He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him.
Whilst Macbeth is having his predicament, Lady Macbeth gets [“drugs their possets] notably to the point “That death and nature do contend about them, whether they live or die” (II, ii, 6-8) however in the process she [“Is made bold”] and becomes slightly inebriated by “that which hath made them drunk” (II, ii, 1). ] Neither Lady Macbeth nor her husband are in any emotional or physical state to efficiently kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth is more vicious in the sense that she successfully and easily completes her task (putting the guards to “sleep”) while Macbeth struggles to kill Duncan, and ultimately needs lady Macbeth to help him finish the deed, which is in fact a man’s
Act 3:2 shows the guilt of both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as they yet have to kill Banquo, who he suspects the duo have killed Duncan. Their lines earlier in the scene show a mood full of tension and anxiety. However, due to each other’s presence they become stronger, braver and darker. The scene starts with Lady Macbeth who is now Queen Macbeth due to the death of Duncan and the crowning of Macbeth. She states after the servant leaves: ‘tis safer to be that we destroy, than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy’ (7-8).
Here Macbeth has lied because he has been to see the weird sisters earlier in the play.This now tells us that his loyalty is deteriorating as he prepares himself for the murder of King Duncan. This is dramatic irony because the audience know that he is going to kill the King however most of the actors on stage don’t know of his plan. As the play goes on you discover that Macbeth becomes less and less loyal to Banquo (ending in his murder) also to his wife Lady Macbeth by showing little regret for her death ‘She should have died hereafter’ this tells the
Even though Macbeth chose to murder Duncan, he first shows guilt and regret for it when telling his wife of the voices he heard after killing Duncan. He believes that the voices are correct and that he will never be able to sleep again so his emotions start to take over his thinking. Macbeth had killed the King so he was already headed down the slippery slope of sin, so after Macbeth killed Duncan, he killed the two King’s Chamberlains to have murderers that could not be questioned as his alibi. He was already too caught up in his future potential that he did not care anymore what he did or who he killed. It was Macbeth’s frame of mind to murder whoever so that he may be king that started his