By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders. She was having nightmares, regretful thoughts and hallucinations.”“The smell of the blood is still there. All the perfumes of Arabia cannot sweeten this little hand. Oh,oh,oh!” (IV, I,c 175)” Lady Macbeth felt she could not live her life anymore because of what she
During Macbeth’s soliloquy it becomes apparent because “Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/The curtained sleep. Witchcraft celebrates/Pale Hecate’s off’ rings” (Shakespeare II.1.62-64). When this occurs Lady Macbeth’s evil nature devours him, causing him to kill King Duncan. Her sick thoughts mixed with Macbeth’s ambition
At first Lady Macbeth did not feel any guilt until things begin to get carried away. Sleepwalking, Lady Macbeth is heard saying, “Here's the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”(5:1:53-55) and“ Out damned spot, out, I say”(5.1.37). Lady Macbeth is saying these things because she is visualizing that there is blood still on her hands representing her extreme guilt because she knows what she did not was wrong. At the end, overcome by guilt and despair Lady Macbeth commits suicide.
This demonstrates how Lady Macbeth is feeling remorseful about Lady Macduff’s murder and how Macbeth has ruined everything with his nervousness. Her guilt is coming to the surface as she sleeps and dreams. In this state, she attempts to clean Duncan's invisible blood off of her hands. According to the Mayo Clinic, factors that can contribute to Somnambulism: sleep deprivation, fatigue, stress, depression, and anxiety (Mayo Clinic: Sleepwalking Causes). Shakespeare has made the sleepwalking scene exactly conform to all the characteristics of a pathological somnambulism - that is - the subject sees and hears everything, there is a regularity of development, she repeats the same words and gestures as the original experience and finally, on a return to her regular personality after the attack is over, there is no memory of the attack, in other words, amnesia has taken place.
Lady Macbeth is talking in her sleep, aimlessly wandering, and overall just generally acting very strange, this alone is a sign of her extreme guilt. It becomes crystal clear that she regrets what she has done when she later ends her own life, as she is unable to live with what her and her husband had done in order to get where they are. What they had done together had very clearly ruined their lives, and Lady Macbeth realized and regretted it all towards the end. She showed true remorse for killing the guards, making it clear that at the very least she knew what she did was wrong. When someone does something this wrong, one of the only ways you can truly determine whether they are “evil” or not is if they feel guilt or show remorse for their actions, both of which Lady Macbeth did in excess since she loses her mind and goes on a rant saying: Out, damn'd spot!
The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play. Romeo is seen to be stubborn and loves only Rosaline in the beginning, but once he sees Juliet, he falls in love with her immediately. Also, Romeo is a complex character when suddenly turns vicious and kills Tybalt because he had killed Mercutio. Romeo being an intricate character can be related to some people in the real world who are really complicated and hard to
Hedda’s jealousy of her former life pushes her to become bored and manipulative. When Hedda married George Tesman, she was lowered to a different social and economic class. She acknowledges the role this plays in her boredom saying, “this shabby little world I’ve ended up in. That’s what makes life so contemptible, so completely ridiculous” (Ibsen 1506). This unhappiness and lack of excitement spur her to find
In the moments leading to her death, Lady Macbeth begins sleepwalking and experiencing restlessness–her body’s way of expressing outwardly the great guilt that she feels within. Her constant motion of “washing her hands” at this time further exhibits that she feels guilty and desires to pay for the deceit and evil she has inflicted (5.1.20). In many regards, Lady Macbeth’s ultimate act of suicide is “an act of repentance” where she shows sincere remorse for her vile deeds (Sentov). Macbeth, however, becomes so engrossed in “the apathy of joyless crime” that he hardly mourns the loss of his wife (Hazlitt 174). While Lady Macbeth dies in guilt and repentance, Macbeth dies in selfish submission to evil, fighting with what little he has left to retain for himself the throne.
It is clear that she has been driven insane by the murder of Duncan and cannot properly function. Her nighttime is chaotic and she cannot sleep normally because of the evil that inhabits her life and mind. The Doctor observes, “Foul whisp’rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds/Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds/To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./More needs she the divine than the physician./God, God forgive us all.
Meanwhile, Macbeth must combat the opposing forces of Macduff and Malcom, but since he is so caught up in the upcoming battle, he loses sight of his wife’s health. Lady Macbeth has been losing proper functioning skills, to the point where she is sleep walking, having visions, and acting out of character, and these all lead up to her unspecified death. This tragic loss completely breaks Macbeth and all his internal defenses. By the time of battle, Macbeth does not see the “point” in fighting anymore, this vulnerability leads to his execution by Macduff. By having this unhealthy mindset, with no sign of mercy, Macbeth lashes out over paranoia, and with