How does Shakespeare foreshadow Lady Macbeth’s eventual suicide in this play Macbeth?

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Sleep is used as a metaphor for death throughout Macbeth. For instance, in act 2, scene 2, Macbeth refers to it as the "death of each day's life." The establishment of such an intimate association between death and sleep means that when Lady Macbeth starts sleepwalking later on in the play, we can see her nighttime wanderings as an ominous foreshadowing of her demise. With every step she takes, she hovers between this world and the next, between...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on December 23, 2019