Psychoanalyzing Macbeth

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In Shakespeare's Macbeth , Macbeth shows signs of having a psychological problem. The Psychological problem that is most apparent in Macbeth’s case, is Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where individuals may hear, see, or feel people, animals, and or objects that are not truly there. In addition people with schizophrenia suffer a decline in their level of functioning; such as having a decline in individual care for oneself and a slow or immediate need for others to care for them. The three ways Macbeth shows that he is possibly suffering from this mental disorder is not being able to recognize the difference between his reality and everyone else's reality and withdrawals physically and emotionally.

The cause of schizophrenia in Macbeths case may stem from oppressive guilt, although there is no exact known cause for schizophrenia. Macbeth has a difficult time separating what he believes to be true in his reality from the reality that is actuality. While Macbeth scrutinizes over killing Banquo, Macbeth detaches from reality and begins to see an imaginary dagger o...

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