Macbeth’s Mental Stability

From Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 5 Scene 5, it seemed as though Macbeth has begun to despair. It seems as though he has given up and has lost everything when he has almost everything. When told about his wife’s death, Macbeth isn’t upset or angry. Instead all he says is that she was she should have dies later and not now. It didn’t seem as though Macbeth felt any sadness from the news. He loved Lady Macbeth a lot and we know this since he killed the King of Scotland and acted against God, just to keep her happy. But in the end when told about her death he didn’t react.

Macbeth continued to talk about life and death. He claimed a few things about them but what stuck out was that Macbeth said life was completely worthless. ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more.’ This is one of the lines where Macbeth says that life is worthless.


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