Grief In Macbeth

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Blood, grief, anxiety, pain. All things that occur when someone is in way over their head. When people are in way over their heads it means they are in a situation more complex and confusing than they can handle. In Macbeth William Shakespeare shows the horror of what can happen if someone gets into a situation they can’t handle. Getting in over your head leads to trouble which you wouldn't be in normally The first cite starts with Macbeth talking to the Doctor about his wife’s condition. “Throw physic to the dogs, I’ll none of it! – come, put my armor on. Give me my staff. Seyton, send out. – Doctor, the thanes fly from me. –“(P. 165 Line 56-58) Macbeth is so overcome by the soon to be battle that all he can do is whisk his wife off to the Doctor and assure the Doctor the he has the power to heal her. Macbeth doesn’t have time to stop and actually realize that his wife is in trouble and medicine can’t help her. He doesn’t listen to the Doctor and continues getting ready for war because that’s the only thing that is keeping him going. If he were to stop he would remember all the awful acts he’s committed. So he continues on with the hope that his actions aren’t in vain. A Second cite occurs when Macbeth first learns of his wife’s …show more content…
“Of all men else I have avoided thee. But get thee back! My soul is too much charged with blood of thine already.” (P. 179 line 5-7) Macduff was the one person Macbeth tried to avoid during the battle. He still believed he was invincible but he felt great guilt and sadness because he murdered Macduff’s family. He regrets the lives he took in order to become king, and he knows he can’t do anything to give them back. He faces Macduff with courage until Macduff speaks of how he was “ripped” from his mother’s womb. At this point Macbeth fears that all his troubles have been in vain and that there is nothing he can do but continue his fight with Macduff. He ultimately accepts his

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