Lady Macbeth is trying to cover up Macbeth’s outbursts as he is envisioning the ghost of Banquo; speaking to everyone in the room including Ross, Lennox, and Macbeth, Lady Macbeth says,”I pray you, speak not. He grows worse and worse. Question enrages him”(3.4.144-145). Lady Macbeth sees Macbeth slowly becoming unglued by guilt; he is getting weaker and weaker and Lady Macbeth needs to hide their crime. At first Lady Macbeth did not feel any guilt until things begin to get carried away.
“Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite.” In Shakespeare's the tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth is often viewed as evil by her actions when its the complete opposite; she is just misunderstood. She is misunderstood because she shows signs of weakness, and by the end of the play she is filled with guilt causing her to commit suicide. Lady Macbeth is misunderstood, not totally evil, because she shows signs of weakness and guilt. Lady Macbeth had to ask for help from evil spirits to follow through with killing Duncan, which shows she was not totally evil.“Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) Lady Macbeth did not think she could go through with killing someone because she was a weak woman and thought a man was more capable of killing someone. Later on in the play, Lady Macbeth was hallucinating and admitting what she had done while washing imaginary blood off of her hands.
There are many people in the world that experience mental problems and therefore affecting their personality. Not everyone though is as bad as Macbeth when it comes to mental deterioration. Macbeth is a very self-centered man and it leads him to change the person he once was. Although it is not seen much in the beginning of Shakespeare's play “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, Macbeth’s mental state deteriorates as the play progresses, which can be seen when he is guilty of murdering King Duncan, being taunted by the ghost of Banquo, and his speech to the witches. Macbeth begins to go insane after he murders King Duncan at the beginning of the play.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
Little does Gertrude know, the drink is poisoned. This introduces a new outlook for readers on Claudius because readers see that he doesn’t actually care about Gertrude because he knew the drink was poisoned and didn’t stop her from drinking it. We then soon see Hamlet’s true emotions as he shoves the poisonous drink down Claudius’s throat to get justice for his mother. Act V contains a continuous amount of deaths and acts of violence. The most major death in the entire play occurs after a series of events take place that lead up to it.
Towards the end of The Crucible, Proctor shames himself and confesses of having affair with Abigail. Abigail denies John’s words and says “If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again” (pg. 1207) because she knows that if she confesses now all the work she has put on the line will be done all for nothing, and will make her look more like a fool than she ever was. This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives.
She tells him: "A little water clears us of this deed" whereas he claims: "This my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red". These contradictory images show the first break in their relationship by highlighting their completely different opinions of the murder. Lady Macbeth sees water as a way of hiding their guilt, but Macbeth is so traumatized that he can only imagine blood turning all the water in the sea red, foreshadowing that they will never be able to hide their crime forever. Their relationship then continues to worsen as their misunderstanding widens, as Macbeth loses control and begins to take action without telling his wife, for example the murder of Banquo. He does not reveal what his problems are to his wife, showing he no longer wants Lady Macbeth involved.
The speech Macbeth gives about the death of his wife, shows the lack of humanity that gets shown throughout the play. Macbeth has become insensitive towards the tragic news that he has just received, all because of his thirst for power. He has separated the person he once was into the treacherous traitor that he is now. “Life is nothing more than an illusion,” is what Macbeth says, it shows that his ideology has been warped due to taking the future for granted. He has been told by the three witches, what going to happen, but not how, so he has become jaded about certain events that will transpire.
Three to four percent of our population suffer from blood phobia or another related disorder. Blood phobia is the extreme and irrational fear of blood. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the symbol of blood changes the characters relationships with blood from guilt and regret for their murders which eventually drives them insane; reliving the murders in fear as the symbol of blood haunts them. The play starts as blood representing honor and how Macbeth is a hero but soon changes to symbolize guilt and fear of others’ knowing what he has done. The blood changes from guilt to fear as Macbeth starts to regret what he has done as the murders come back to stab him in the back.
By Act V, Lady Macbeth’s guilt ultimately drives her mad, foreshadowing her death. She is found sleep walking, claiming she cannot wash the imaginary blood clean of her hands, saying, “Out damned spot” (5.1.32). The characters’ hallucinations of blood illustrate how gravely the guilt is affecting their minds. In conclusion, the image of blood in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth is important in developing the plot. The image of blood is first used to represent bravery when the valiant captain dies, the meaning then changes to guilt after Macbeth murders the king, and finally the image of blood reflects changes in the characters’ minds as guilt consumes their thoughts.