Lady Macbeth Guilty Until Proven Innocent What is a bully? How can bullying happen? Which is worse physical or emotional bullying? From the beginning of “Macbeth”, the witches brought up the idea, Lady Macbeth only wants power and control in the majority of the readers minds.
Lady Macbeth would have made a great queen regardless of what happened to King Duncan. While her ascent to the throne was turbulent and many of her actions might have left her with a bad reputation, she did what she had to do to assume the throne. Her characteristics of resoluteness, levelheadedness, and remorse describe an effective ruler. Lady Macbeth’s resoluteness is shown early on in the play.
Macbeth puts tries Macbeth manhood. She says Act 2, Scene 2, Line 85 “ My hands are as red as yours, but I would be ashamed if my heart were as pale and weak.” Macbeth starts to feel weak and realizes he that he has to go get rid of the blood. They go into there bedroom and get rid of the blood with water. Macbeth his contemplating and reminiscing about what just happened.
Throughout the story of Macbeth, the loss of sleep is quietly woven. Beneath the surface and literal meaning of the word, sleep actually symbolizes peace and innocent rest in the play. Before the persuasive words of his wife, Macbeth was satisfied with his life and was going to allow fate to take its course. “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir”(1.3.144). However, once Lady Macbeth began to question Macbeth’s manhood by insulting him, he could no longer disregard the idea of becoming king immediately.
After murdering Duncan, the blood that is figuratively left with Macbeth causes him to trap himself in guilt. After he commits the crime, to Lady Macbeth he says, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/ Clean from my hand?” (II.ii. 57-58) This quote illustrates that blood has figuratively stained Macbeth’s hands, as he believes that even the oceans don’t contain enough water to wash off the blood spilled from his crime. This shows that he is aware that what he did was wrong, and therefore the blood he has on his hands symbolize his guilt and remorse.
We all have done foul things in the past, things that we regret doing. We all have things that make us wish we could turn back time and stop ourselves. However, if we learn from our guilt, we can remain fair of heart. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth did not learn from their mistakes, but continues making them, until they found blood on their hands that would never wash off. In Shakespeare’s
All throughout history, people have wondered if it is possible to bury guilt down deep inside and forget about a horrible deed. The feeling of guilt and its overbearing weight can be seen in all sorts of cases, but particularly when dealing with illegal or societally unacceptable behavior. An ordinary man in the community, who is in good standing, does his duties and is seen as a good overall guy is generally thought of as innocent; someone who would not ever commit a crime because they have no weird vibe coming from them. A typical man will most likely live a normal life without causing any trouble, but sometimes, a man may shock himself by carrying out a lawless act and will feel remorseful.
innocent murders. Thus, providing context as one primary aspect behind the emergence of Macbeth's overall insanity. In relation to Bernard's quote displayed above, Shakespeare writes that Macbeth fantastically questions if “Is this a dagger which I see before me,/ The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. ”(Mac.2.1.33-34).
Lady Macbeth has just greeted her husband after he killed Duncan. Macbeth is horrified of what he has done and left a mess behind for Lady Macbeth to clean up. She tells him to wash his hands of Duncan’s blood as she goes and plants the evidence on the soldiers. Though there is no symbolism in these lines this is the line showing relation between guilt and
In humanity, it is important to have a conscience to know the difference between good and bad. No one is perfect, at some point everyone makes mistakes during his or her lifetime. But the important thing is to remember is that everyone makes mistakes and try not to repeat that mistake that could lead to consequences. Through the use of characters and symbols, shakespeare demonstrates that shakespeare explores the notion that a guilty conscience is a measure of one's humanity. Every individual has a conscience that can guide the person to avoid doing anything against humanity.