Examples Of Ptsd In Macbeth

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Post traumatic stress disorder more commonly known as PTSD. According to the http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/what-is-ptsd.asp PTSD is a disorder that tends to occur when someone doesn’t recover from a traumatic event such as war, rape, abuse. Along with the disorder a series of symptoms come such as agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, or social isolation, as well as other symptoms. Throughout the play we see a string of characters that present with possibility of having PTSD no more than our main character Macbeth. Macbeth weakened through war and an abusive wife caused him to suffer from PTSD. Macbeth has done and and gone through many horrible things such as fighting in gruesome bloody wars, committing murders but he has also undergone verbal abuse from his wife. All these things could lead someone to someone developing PTSD. When the play first starts off we're told there's a battle going on in scotland and Macbeth is strong fighter. For example “ Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’chop, and fixed his head upon our battlements”(1,2,22-23).This quote shows the reality Macbeth faced everyday on the battlefield while fighting for his country. Aside from the gruesome war throughout the play lady Macbeth’s verbal abuse to her …show more content…

One of the many symptoms he shows is insomnia it is first seen after the murder of king Duncan. An example of this symptom is “ Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more”(2,2,41-42). Macbeth has killed king Duncan and the reality of what he has done is setting in he says he will not be able to sleep knowing what he has done.The next symptom Macbeth experience is hallucinations it is seen when he is debating whether or not he should kill King Duncan. “ Is this dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my

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