Macbeth How would you describe Macbeths reaction when he recieved the news of lady Macbeths death?

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The death of his wife forces Macbeth to contemplate mortality and the fragile nature of life. He realises that their evil deeds, founded in his ambition, have destroyed her. His life has lost its purpose without his 'dearest partner of greatness' and yet he has no time to mourn her passing.

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I agree that Macbeth feels guilt and sadness at his wife's death. I think it is also the point at which reality hits him. She was the one spurring him on for awhile there. She was a big part of his way of looking at the world. When she died, he had to suddenly face reality and come to terms with all that he had done, both practically and morally.
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Macbeth has lost everything but his life and that is shortly forthcoming. Truly, Macbeth is overwhelmed with guilt at his wife's death. After all, he did kill King Duncan and made Lady Macbeth his accomplice. No doubt, Macbeth feels overwhelmed with a sense of guilt. He did initiate the whole idea of killing King Duncan.  

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