Examples Of Schizophrenia In Macbeth

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Diagnosing Macbeth In Macbeth we will diagnose him with schizophrenia. When macbeth makes it on top he becomes paranoid which can be a symptom of schizophrenia. Also he starts hallucinating which is other symptoms. So we will explore how he has schizophrenia and what schizophrenia is. The technical term for schizophrenia serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. A symptom of schizophrenia can be hallucinations. According to Mayo Clinic “These usually involve seeing or hearing things that don't exist. Yet for the person with schizophrenia, they have the full force and impact of a normal experience. Hallucinations can be in any of the senses, but hearing voices is the most common hallucination.” Also a symptom can be “Suspiciousness and a general fear of others’ intentions.”(Cagliostro) Also a symptom can be “Withdrawing from family or friends.”(Cagliostro) …show more content…

One of the symptoms that Macbeth had was distancing himself from friends and family. He did this because once he started developing schizophrenia he was not as close to Lady Macbeth as he was. Also he was able to hire people to murder his best friend Banquo. “Both of you/Know Banquo was your enemy./Murderers. True, my lord./Macbeth. So is he mine, and in such bloody distance/ That every minute of his being thrusts/Against my near’st of life. And though I could/With barefaced power sweep him from my sight.../”(Macbeth 3.1

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  • Explains that macbeth's paranoia and hallucinations are a symptom of schizophrenia.
  • Analyzes how macbeth distancing himself from friends and family was one of his symptoms. he was able to hire people to murder his best friend banquo.
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