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Posted March 15, 2007 at 9:07 AM via web

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What kind of quotes could I use from Macbeth to prove Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's insanity and hallucinations?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 15, 2007 at 9:12 AM (Answer #1)

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Good question.

To prove Macbeth's insanity, look at when he sees things no one else does:
Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still...
And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood.
(And the ghosts…)
Also, when he hears things no one else does:
“Sleep no more! Macbeth hath murdered sleep.”
To prove her insanity, look at when she tries to rub the (invisible) blood from her hand.

To prove both, look at all the times they change emotions or positions quickly.

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