Discuss Macbeth as a psychological study of guilt. Give examples from the text.

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The most obvious example of psychological guilt appearing in Macbeth is when Lady Macbeth cannot stop herself from seeing th blood on her own hands. This happens in Act V, Scene 1 and is one of the most often quoted passages from this play:

Lady M. Out, damned spot! out, I say! One; two: why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky! Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?

This moment marks a culmination of sorts in her descent into...

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