Essay On Suicide In Macbeth

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From hearing a prophecy to committing murder, Macbeth develops a different character throughout the play. That could say Macbeth let a few words from the ‘witches’ puppet him. He was not the only one who was controlled; Lady Macbeth let Duncan’s death take over her, and drive her to insanity. To lose sleep, and going crazy, Lady Macbeth let her guilt eat her alive little by little. From a happy marriage to the Macbeths' no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger for power. Through it all would you consider Lady Macbeth’s suicide was a cowardly case? MacBeth did not care about who he had to kill in order to be high and powerful. You can see his obsession to become the king and have that title, just by hearing the witches prophecy.”All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter”(I.III.50-52) His whole life changed and the reason is he let it control him and his actions.But at first he was filled with doubt in himself if he could actually do it. Yet Lady Macbeth was just as obsessed with…show more content…
She no longer is the same. She does not regret it, but she starts to let it control her. “Guilt causes fear and anxieties for many people and can be destructive if carried to an extreme. It can destroy people's sense of self-esteem and feeling of capability.” (Adamec, Christine. “Suicide”). She no longer was feeling strong and superior, MacBeth became a different person. They were a happy, lovely couple but then his confidence took over him and he was not that lovely kind person anymore and Lady Macbeth only felt fear with him. Her actions took a lot effect on her, she was a strong woman at the begging of the play, but once the actions were done, she was now a weak person. Could say she was “all talk” but once the actions were made that’s when it affected
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