Lack Of Guilty In Macbeth's Responsibility

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Macbeth’s responsibility People of our society struggles the most to take responsibility for their actions. When someone does something wrong they will deny it because they know they did wrong. Shakespeare uses scenes in the play to show the responsibility of character and how they react to their responsibility. Macbeth is responsible for what happens to him because, he puts absolute faith in the word the witches say, which causes him to commit murders and internally he fells guilt for his actions. Firstly, when the witches tell Macbeth about their prophecies, there is speculation from Macbeth. “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more:/ By Sinel’s death I know I am Thane of Glamis;/ But how of Cawdor? The thane on Cawdor lives;” (1.3 72-75). As soon as one comes true he takes it to heart Macbeth would do anything to make sure that the prophecies become true. “Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives of the king, who all hailed me, “Thane of Cawdor”; by which title, before, these/ weird sisters saluted me, and referred me…show more content…
In one of Macbeths soliloquy’s he admits to not being able to sleep because of what he did to Duncan. “Sleep no more! / Macbeth does murder sleep”- the innocent sleep.” (2.2 47-48) The guilt of being a murder of the innocent eats him up so much that he is unable to sleep without thinking about the murder of his wife’s cousin, king and family. He also admits that he cannot get the blood of his hands. He believes that there is too much blood that can’t be washed off. He asks for it to be cleared away but he know that nothing can. “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood. / Clean from my hand? No; this my hand rather/ The multitudinous seas incarnadine, / Making the green one red.” (2.2 77-79) If Macbeth believed that everything was not in his power and it was what he was supposed to do, he would have a reason to feel guilty about what he has
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