What Is The Meaning Of Macbeth's Suicide

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Macbeth utters these words after he hears the news of Lady Macbeth’s suicide. It is a speech of despair given the great love between them. This is one of the most famous speeches of Shakespeare. Macbeth is broken after losing his wife and his power. He is saying here is no longer a purpose for life yet he does not give up. Life for him is now “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Macbeth is only a “player” strutting on Elizabethan stage. If his words are taken to heart the play can be seen as an event “full of sound and fury.” The first line of this soliloquy “she should be here for after” could have many different meanings. This could mean that he wishes she would have died after the battle when there was time
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