How did Lady Macbeth die?

The general consensus is that Lady Macbeth dies by suicide in Macbeth. It was primarily Lady Macbeth who behind the plot to murder Duncan, yet she becomes increasingly unhinged due to her feelings of guilt and eventually commits suicide offstage.

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It's never explicitly spelled out how Lady Macbeth dies, and her death takes place offstage. However, the general consensus among scholars and literary critics is that Lady Macbeth commits suicide.

Lady Macbeth 's psychological state was clearly deteriorating for quite some time before her death is announced. Although Lady Macbeth...

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It's never explicitly spelled out how Lady Macbeth dies, and her death takes place offstage. However, the general consensus among scholars and literary critics is that Lady Macbeth commits suicide.

Lady Macbeth's psychological state was clearly deteriorating for quite some time before her death is announced. Although Lady Macbeth was more invested in than her husband in the murder plot that killed Duncan and brought Macbeth to the throne, she is later overcome by her feelings of guilt. Interestingly, her transformation seems to be the opposite of her husband's: even as her guilt and shame increases, Macbeth's earlier feelings of guilt seem to disappear, allowing him to descend even further into wickedness.

Lady Macbeth's poor mental state can be seen in her frantic nighttime wanderings, in which she desperately tries to scrub off the imaginary bloodstains that she believes are tainting her hands. Lady Macbeth may be in the grip of madness, but at the same time, she's experiencing a moment of moral clarity. She now realizes what she goaded her husband to do was wrong and that no matter what she does now, she can never remove the stain of guilt from her tainted soul.

Lady Macbeth was the one who egged on her husband to murder the king when he started to get cold feet, and she directly participated in covering up their crime. Under the circumstances, then, it's not surprising that she eventually feels guilty over the part that she played in such an abominable act of treachery.

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