Macbeth's Loss Of Innocence

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What lied ahead for the oppressive Macbeth was none other than a gruesome death for that of a tyrant king that unjustly ruled his kingdom into a pandemonium of madness, suicide, and butchery. The main character, Macbeth, was overcome by his desires which led him to a psychotic state of mind in which he proceeded to execute innocent people for the purpose of disposing of anyone that stood as any level of threat to his position as king. Lady Macbeth, the just as tempting wife of Macbeth, was a no less tempting character in the play as her husband with her plots and intentions that could be argued, led Macbeth to his tyranny. Altogether the play portrays a large number of different themes that rampage the average person’s morals. The overriding…show more content…
On page 35, Macbeth states, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine making the green one red” (Shakespeare). Macbeth states that his guilt will never be washed away and rather turn innocence into the color of his blood-covered hands. Later in the act, Macbeth talks with Duncan’s sons and Lennox about the murder of the king when Macbeth admits that he killed the guards that were guarding King Duncan. “O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (Shakespeare). The quote shows the significance of the rapid change of events that were executed in a short period of time. The first perception that the audience saw of Macbeth was that he was ashamed of having done such a deed as killing his ruler. In what could’ve been just an hour later, Macbeth had killed 2 more innocent men, not only to cover his story from the guards giving a defense of the incident but to give himself a better status as the kings rightful defender for his death. On page 39, Macbeth states, “The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser reason. Here lay Duncan, his silver skin laced with his golden blood, and his gash’d stabs look’d like a breach in nature for ruin’s wasteful entrance” (Shakespeare). The statement sums Macbeth’s lie to the royals of his reason for…show more content…
The plot against Banquo could be argued to be an unjustified murder simply because of the irrational fear Macbeth had for his position as King. Lady Macbeth displays a distinction from that of herself from the beginning of the play by feeling guilty for the crimes that she and her husband had committed. She demonstrates her guilty conscience on page 76 when she states, “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” (Shakespeare). Lady Macbeth goes on a cleansing-craze when she starts to walk in her sleep. She continues to wash her hands as she talks about the crimes that she and her husband had committed. Her conscience was so filled with The scene that identifies Lady Macbeth having a guilty conscience is a turning point in the play seeing that up to this point, Lady Macbeth and her husband have been on the same page with the amount of crime that they had committed together. Not only did Lady Macbeth’s character take a turn for the opposite but that of her husbands did as well. Just in fear of a possibility, Macbeth planned his best friend’s murder. Both the beginning of the play and the end proved a significant role in the theme of the play. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both exemplify the different aspects of the theme in which both characters gave up moral values to satisfy a reachable
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