Macbeth's Guilt Analysis

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innocent murders. Thus, providing context as one primary aspect behind the emergence of Macbeth's overall insanity. In relation to Bernard's quote displayed above, Shakespeare writes that Macbeth fantastically questions if “Is this a dagger which I see before me,/ The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.”(Mac.2.1.33-34). This evidence can be crucially represented in the shared common ideology that Macbeth first turns to violence as his first escape while presenting a lucid example of this lust for peace behind bloodshed. In further reasoning, another critical reason behind the development of Macbeth's insanity was his everlasting paranoia and guilt. Throughout the play, Macbeth's struggle to cope with his guilt was displayed numerous…show more content…
Macbeth howls “Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee./ Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold./ Thou hast no speculation in those eyes/ Which thou dost glare with!”(Mac.3.4.97-101). This quote is crucially significant in understanding how Macbeth's guilt influenced his insanity throughout the play. This series of quotes about Macbeth's guilt displays the timeline of not only his developing guilt, but also the progression of his overriding insanity. Finally, the last observation of the alteration in Macbeth’s personality is the overall loss of virtuous values in combination of an emotionless heart. Who was once thought of as the “noble Macbeth” quickly shifts to a cowardly traitor. As mentioned before, Macbeth feels as if his aspirations are more significant than his moral virtues; therefore, he disregards his reputation and concedes that “For mine own good:/ all causes shall give way.”(Macbeth 3.2.55-56). This serves as another turning point as to showing a new personality that has since…show more content…
In agreeance to my argument, bernad outlines that “Initially, they are not maniacs. They become progressively less sane as the story unfolds. Their personalities, initially splendid, disintegrate. Having tried to control others, they end by losing control of themselves.” (Bernad 50). Through closely analyzing both Shakespeare's play and Bernard's article, the reader can distinguishably conclude that the gradual disintegration of Macbeth's persona is derived from numerous factors such as ambition, the desire for peace in murder, and the development of a hardened heart; all which influence more evil and corrupt actions, inevitably creating the overall downfall of

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