The Tragedy of Macbeth
by: mallory levens
Who is responsible for MacBeth's downfall.
The blood on Macbeth's hands were a symbol of guilt after killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth says that washing the blood off his hands "clears us of this deed" (shakespere59). Lady Macbeth is trying to say that if the blood is out of sight, the wrongful deed will be out of mind. At this point in the story, Lady Macbeth is afraid of Macbeth crumpling under all the guilt. So, she thought that if the blood was off his hands, he would not think of the murder as much and feel less guilty.
I'm not your property as from today, baby
You might think that I won't make it on my own
But now I'm Stronger, than yesterday" (Spears). I've made this connection because in Macbeth because in Macbeth, Macbeth realizes that he is better off without Lady Macbeth and without her he wouldn't have so much guilt and he'd feel cleansed. Without Lady Macbeth Macbeth may have not killed Duncan without her pressuring because the prophesy he was told by The Witches never said he had to kill Kibg Duncan to be king but he did under the influence of Lady Macbeth.