What is the meaning of Lady Macbeth's saying, "Naught's had, all's spent,/Where our desire is got without content?"
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Lady Macbeth is beginning to experience guilt for the murderous actions that have taken place. She is saying that they (she and Macbeth) have spent all they have on making their desires come true, but at the cost of their happiness.
Lady Macbeth is repenting and chiding her own guilty conscience. The futility of their action is conceived. The heinous killing of Duncan is heavy on her soul.She finds the utter meaninglessness of all the earlier designs in killing the king, as the inner peace of both Mcbeth and Lady Macbeth is evaporated. Though they have usurped the throne, the joys of the kingship are not with them.
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