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Macbeth: Lady Macbeth Uses Others As A Shield For Guilt
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In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth unconsciously uses Macbeth and others as a shield for guilt. When she wants something but doesn't have the guts to perform the task herself, she calls upon anyone but herself to do it. She thinks that this will erase her conscience of any ....
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....er husband. After finding out about it, Lady MacBeth tells herself it wasn't her fault, but deep inside she knows it is just as much her as it is MacBeth who killed Banquo,
"Wash your hands. Put on your night-
gown. Look not so pale. I tell you yet again, Ban-
quo's buried; he cannot come out on 's grave."
(V, I, 65-68)
These examples show how Lady MacBeth used her husband to shield away the guilt. What she didn't expect was that it wouldn't work, and the blow of the guilt from mur....
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