But, later she becomes desirous and in order to take King Duncan’s place he murders him. This was the turning point for him and he became a killing machine. Lady Macbeth started as a character of darkness; she yearned for power and did not want to express any emotion. Later on she became guilty and started sleep walking and she committed suicide. In the beginning of the play all of the murderers were committed with a sense of darkness.
But, because of that Macbeth faces confusion, regret, and never ending torment. By examining Shakespeare’s use of blood one can determine that blood shed from Duncan and Banquo’s murders cause Macbeth emotional damage because of the fact that they were innocently killed. Duncan was the first victim innocently killed by Macbeth. Macbeth suffers emotionally throughout the whole entire play because of this murder. The following quote “There’s one did laugh in’s sleep and one cried murder” (Shakespeare, 45) Macbeth begins hallucinating right after the death of Duncan.
Trauma is especially bad when the person is involved in a violent death, war atrocity, or abuse. Trauma victims push people away when they need people the most, and they have intense, yet unstable relationships with partners. For example, Lady Macbeth feels guilty from the trauma of killing Duncan in addition to others in order for pushing her husband to gain power. The drama states,” Seyton: ‘The queen,my lord, is dead’” (Shakespeare 81). Lady Macbeth’s trauma runs so deep that she becomes mentally unstable and commits suicide.
It all began really in Act II, Scene II after the murder of Duncan, when Macbeth returns to his room to join his wife. As any person would be, Macbeth is very shaken by his wrong act. Killing a man, not to mention a beloved king is a sin and Macbeth knows it very well! He truly believes he has murdered all innocence, and only worse things will follow. Throughout the scene there are several quotes that show this; " Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more," and " Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?
It would then appear to the audience that Macbeth is unaware of the consequences of their capture. In this scene we learn a lot about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's character and their relationship as husband and wife. Already we can see that Duncan's murder has had a negative effect on them especially on Lady Macbeth. She insults Macbeth and loses all respect for him. The consequences of their act also affects them in the long run; Lady Macbeth becomes mentally unstable which influences her death and Macbeth becomes so eager to keep his title that it leads him to the murder of his bests friend; Banquo.
After he kills the King and Banquo (separately) he is distraught with shame and guilt, while Lady Macbeth holds herself together and covers for his strange behavior. In Act V, we see Lady Macbeth falling apart, a downfall we later learn leads her to suicide. Macbeth, on the other hand, has forgotten his guilt, and is even willing to fight in the face of certain death when he learns of Macduff's unmotherly birth. While both characters may be viewed as foul, the theme still applies. One would expect, stereotypically, that Macbeth would be the one trying to convince his queasy wife that killing the King would be a blessing.
The audience feels pity, likely to start when the tragic hero begins his downfall. Firstly, the audience exhibits a great amount of pity for the tragic hero Macbeth after he assassinates King Duncan: “I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on ’t again I dare not” (II.ii.51-53) The audience feels pity for Macbeth in this instance as it is evident that he realizes that he has made a mistake and is sincerely sorry, and the guilt is eating him alive. Lady Macbeth has been a negative influence on him, giving him ambition to kill King Duncan. Macbeth is evidently scared for what he had done and deeply regrets it, creating pity within the audience. Next, fear joins the audience during the scenes which involves Macbeth and the murderers.
The Emotions of Ambition, Remorse and Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare The most important emotions that we see in Macbeth are ambition, remorse, and fear. They are significant because they provoke Macbeth to do evil and cruel things. Ambition takes control of him earlier in the play when the witches tell him he is going to be king. After he already has done the deed, killed Duncan, he is remorseful for his actions. Out of fear for himself, Macbeth murdered Macduff’s family and killed Banquo.
After the murder of Duncan MacBeth becomes real jittery and nervous. He shows his nervous he was when he was killing Duncan when he said he heard voices, “Sleep no more, MacBeth does murder sleep'; “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor.
The Bloody Theme of Macbeth William Shakespeare, the author of the play, Macbeth, is a classic tale of power, murder, and the guilt that follows such bloody deeds. Throughout the entire tragedy, the theme of blood is in the many murders, violent scenes, guilty pleasures, and the power hungry people, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare excellently portrays Macbeth’s and his wife’s desire for power and destruction when they cause horrible events to occur. Macbeth’s guilt from his bloody deeds begins with the influence of the witches and Lady Macbeth, becomes more intense with multiple murders, and ends in overwhelming guilt that symbolizes the blood that Macbeth and his wife cannot escape. First of all, the Three Witches influence Macbeth’s ambition for power with their prophecies.