The Power Of Guilt In Macbeth

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Aldin Jugovic
Ms. Mckelvie
English II, 8th
16 February 2017
Power of Guilt Macbeth being a tragedy story. Has had many themes in the story. The most recognized theme that dealt with the characters was consuming power of guilt. Macbeth and Banquo started off with meeting the witches and getting told their prophecies. Macbeth has gotten a more descriptive prophecy then Banquo. Macbeth was about how he will become king one day by murdering King Duncan. Banquo’s was only about how his son’s will be king someday and he never will. This was a really intriguing event for both of them. Macbeth states that “Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires” (I.iv.58-60). Macbeth is still surprised with the prophecies and finds that killing Duncan is bad. He feels guilty how the witches told his prophecy and that he would feel guilty on acting upon those actions of killing Duncan. Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth about his prophecy. Macbeth knows that he would not be the one murdering King Duncan. “First,
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Lady Macbeth talked about the blood on her skin “Out, damned 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 power to/ account? Yet who would have thought the old man/ to have had so much blood in him?” (V.i.36-42). Lady Macbeth has the smell of blood on her hand “Here’s the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”(V.i.43-44). She is starting to smell the blood from when Macbeth and her took responsibility of King Duncan’s death. Lady Macbeth hasn’t felt as much guilt in the beginning like Macbeth. She starts feeling it more at the end, while her mind processes it. Lady Macbeth is also starting to be very mentally ill due to all the actions of
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