Unnatural Actions In Macbeth

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Violent acts driven by ambition can lead to self-destruction and cruel consequences. In Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth is ambitious and greedy for power. In order to achieve the title of king, he commits violent acts, such as murdering the king and his friend, that eventually end in guilt and strange events occurring. Using violence, Shakespeare demonstrates the consequences of unnatural actions. Through Macbeth and his actions, Shakespeare uses the word blood to illustrate how violent acts can lead to overpowering guilt and unnatural consequences which counteract the violence. Using blood to represent guilt, Shakespeare depicts how Macbeth feels remorse through his violent attempts for power. After murdering Duncan, guilt overpowers Macbeth and he cannot make sense of his actions. As Lady Macbeth tries to convince him to forget about his actions, Macbeth worriedly trembles, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand” (Shakespeare 2.2.78-79). Macbeth’s actions show how blood symbolizes guilt because he cannot rid the guilt of taking Duncan’s blood out of his mind. Macbeth’s responsibility of protecting the king causes him to feel guilt for the act of violence…show more content…
He symbolizes blood as guilt and unnaturalness because people feel them in their blood when they commits violence. He illustrates how individuals should not commit violent acts because they lead to guilt and ruining the natural cycle of life. Guilt can ruin a person and his redeeming qualities. Ruining the natural cycle of life creates unnatural consequences and an individual must step up to overcome those consequences. Many people lean towards violence in order to defeat the unnatural and restore peace to their lives. Self-destructive guilt and unnatural consequences will ruin a person who is greedy for
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