Lady Macbeth Research Paper

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Lady Macbeth In the play Macbeth, the supporting character Lady Macbeth has to overcome struggles throughout the story. It is very obvious she suffers from many mental disorders; two examples are postpartum depression and panic disorder. She gets the disorders from the loss of her child and the murders that she and her husband commit so that Macbeth can become king. These disorders affect her actions and her decision-making through out the play. In the play, Lady Macbeth shows many symptoms of suffering from panic disorder. Panic disorder causes sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, sweating, and a racing heartbeat. People with panic disorder tend to get nervous; in the play, when Lady Macbeth gets around certain people, you can tell she starts to act different. “These deeds must not be thought 
After these ways; so, it will make us mad.” ( II,2,692). This is an example of Macbeth being nervous about her and her husband going…show more content…
Postpartum depression is a disorder that women suffer after the death of a child. People with this disorder also have symptoms like mood swings, feeling overwhelmed, restless, and have negative feelings towards their child. Lady Macbeth lost her son when he was a baby and she has negative feelings towards him. “I have given suck, and know how tender tis to love the babe that milks me: I would while it was smiling in my face, have pluk’d my nipple from is boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this.” ( I,7,54-59). This shows that Lady Macbeth has negative thoughts about her child. In the play, Lady Macbeth says to her husband that she would have killed their son. Throughout the play Lady Macbeth is overwhelmed with situations that she doesn’t handle very well and causes her mood to change in an instant. Lady Macbeth also has a lot of restless nights where she sleep walks and talks and consequently, gets very little

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