Lady Macbeth's Guilt Analysis

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Contrary to popular belief, Lady Macbeth is not an evil character. She is simply a misguided woman who is extremely determined to have her way. Although she took a lot of wrong turns, she did realize in the end that what she did was horrifically wrong. Lady Macbeth was not a bad person, She only wishes greatness for her husband and also wants to be part of his greatness, though she does let her guilt get to her in the end. During the play, Lady Macbeth only wanted to help her husband achieve greatness- even if it meant she would have to murder some people. She believed that if her and her husband were to become royalty she would never have to worry about most things, she assumed it would be a better life for them. Lady Macbeth’s motives…show more content…
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! out, I say!—One; two: why, then 'tis time to do't.—Hell is murky.—Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our pow'r to accompt?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? (V. i.
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