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What ideas can I use as points for the theme of Guilt and/or Madness in Macbeth? Revising for GCSE and I’m stuck :/
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guilt seemed to drive both lady macbeth and macbeth to madness- could be considered a punishment for the murder of duncan as it dismantled the chain of being- something that only god and divine powers(??) are meant to have control over.
immediately following the murder, macbeth already seems fearful of punishment, saying "i am afraid to think what i have done"- he doesn't want to dwell on his actions at this point and so the guilt will ensue later and likely be worse than he expected. he's afraid to think- because he's acting with his heart and his head, not realising the potential damage of his actions and thus wants to remain in the same mindless mentality.
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him seeing his dead friend at the dinner table, guilty conscience
lady macbeth washing her hands and sleep walking, she kills herself
repitition of ideas of bad dreams, not sleeping
the witches as mad, evil insane?
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power turning to mad belief arising thinks trees wont move, no man born of woman will kill him etc
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Okay, thankyou so, so much!
(Original post by entertainmyfaith)
guilt seemed to drive both lady macbeth and macbeth to madness- could be considered a punishment for the murder of duncan as it dismantled the chain of being- something that only god and divine powers(??) are meant to have control over.
immediately following the murder, macbeth already seems fearful of punishment, saying "i am afraid to think what i have done"- he doesn't want to dwell on his actions at this point and so the guilt will ensue later and likely be worse than he expected. he's afraid to think- because he's acting with his heart and his head, not realising the potential damage of his actions and thus wants to remain in the same mindless mentality.
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Thankyou so much!!
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him seeing his dead friend at the dinner table, guilty conscience
lady macbeth washing her hands and sleep walking, she kills herself
repitition of ideas of bad dreams, not sleeping
the witches as mad, evil insane?
use quotes to help form your points
power turning to mad belief arising thinks trees wont move, no man born of woman will kill him etc
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Okay, thankyou so, so much!
it's no worries
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