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Daniel Sou English 2 Honors Period 4 Guilt in Macbeth In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Shakespeare displays how the repercussions of guilt can be detrimental towards the individual because it creates emotional instability. Throughout the play, characters including Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are deeply affected by guilt in ways they had never expected. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to do a wrong act that makes both of them feeling guilty which then leads to Lady Macbeth’s death. Guilt plays a negative role in which it is a force that can rip a person apart and take control of their actions. When Macbeth is alone and does not have Lady Macbeth to help and strengthen him, he has hallucinations of a dagger. He sees the dagger leading him to Duncan’s room where he kills Duncan. He had no reason to fear betrayal, however after he had killed Duncan, Macbeth was overcome with guilt and terror. At every sound he heard, Macbeth was startled. He even heard voices saying how “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more.” (Shakespeare 2.2.40-42) After Macbeth
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