Mental Illness In Lady Macbeth's

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Lady Macbeth is an ambitious woman who wants to be queen of Scotland, and she is fearful that her husband, Macbeth, lacks the courage to become the king of Scotland. In order for her to become queen and Macbeth to become king, she has to plot a scheme to kill king Duncan. ( The thesis statement is Lady Macbeth suffers from Post Traumatic Disorder, and Obsessive compulsive Disorder by her sleepwalking and having hallucinations . One may argue that Lady Macbeth could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because she is having visions of Macbeth and herself murdering King Duncan, Lady Macduff, Banquo, and the guards. Clearly Lady Macbeth is hallucinating and she is frightened by the death toll committed by Macbeth. (Act 5, scene 43-45:65).…show more content…
When Lady Macbeth said, “Out, damned Spot! Out, I say! One: Two: why, then tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie! A solider, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our pow’r to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him.” (Act 5, scene 1, 26-40). So she tries to wash the blood off of her hands. (Act 5, scene 36, 40-41). She is also feeling guilty for murdering Duncan, because she Dorothy Hamlett: Fitchard 1 forced Macbeth to kill him. By washing her hands, Lady Macbeth thinks she can cleanse away her guilt and her hands will be just as clean as Macbeth’s, but, she is failing to realize Macbeth is just as guilty as she because he had a part in the murders. Since she seen her rise from her head, throw her nightgown upon her, unblock her closet, take forth her paper, fold it, write upon’t read it, afterwards she seals it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep. (Act 5, scene 1). After she sleeps walks, she kills herself “My hands are of your color, but I shame to fear a heart so white”. (2:3). The reason for her sleepwalking is the murders of Duncan, Banquo, and Lady

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