Macbeth and sleep

By Andrew Black, Austin Snyder, and Kevin Lyon

"Glamis hath murder'd sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more" (Act 2)

We think this means:


  • Since the murder of Duncan, people are restless
  • People feel vulnerable
  • People cant sleep at night

"you lack the season of all natures, sleep" (Act 3)

We think this means:



  • You are crazy, go to bed
  • Macbeth isn't acting like himself, might be scaring his wife
  • People might find out about them
  • He is becoming vulnerable


"this is her very guise,and, upon my life fast asleep" (Act 5)

We think this means:



  • She is sleep walking
  • Lady Macbeth's guilt makes her body restless
  • She is vulnerable to her own guilt