What does Macbeth's reaction to Lady Macbeth's death reveal about their relationship and his state of mind in Act 5?

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When Macbeth hears news of his wife's death he sounds indifferent, saying:
She should have died hereafter [at some point anyway].
He then launches into his famous "tomorrow and tomorrow" soliloquy about being weary of life. This shows that Macbeth is depressed, miserable, and consumed with self pity. He has changed drastically from the hopeful man with a conscience that he was in Act I.
He was a man who believed that becoming king would make all his dreams come true. Instead, becoming king has made his life a living nightmare. It has led him down a very bloody path, killed the humanity inside of him, and caused him to realize he is not fit for the crown. As Angus says of Macbeth at the beginning of Act V, scene 2
Now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe
Upon a dwarfish thief
It must feel terrible to get the position you have long coveted and realize you are incompetent in it. Macbeth, his dreams dashed, can only hope, at this point, that against all odds, he can stave...

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