Lady Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1

During Act 5 scene 1 we are introduced to the Gentel-Woman and the doctor, the doctor is frustrated for being summoned for 2 nights by the gentel-woman “I have two nights watched with you, but can perceive no truth in your report. When was it she last walked”. In this passage the doctor meantions about someone sleep walkwalking, we are to presoom that since this scene is located in Dunsinane castle and Macbeth has just been crowned king that Macbeth could be the ine sleep walking, we are then told that “Since his majesty went to the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her night-gown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon’t, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in the most fast sleep”. From this we find that since Macbeth leaving the castle to the field Lady Macbeth has been writing and then reading the text in her sleep. The doctors asked “besides her walking and other actual perfomances, what, at any time, have you heard her say?” the Gentel-Woman awensers this by saying “That, sir, which I will not report after her”, this inpluys that what ever she has heard Lady macbeth say is so gastidly and unnatural that she can’t repeat it, the doctor then presses her to repeat what Lady Macbeth has said but she stays deturminded not to.

Lady Macbeth enters the room, the doctor notices that her eyes are open “You see, her eyes are open.” Gentel-Woman “Ay, but their sense are shut”. Will Lady Macbeth is standing there she looks like she is scrubbing her hands and then she speaks “Yet here’s a spot”, she then goes on to say “Out, damned spot! … – Yet who would have thought the man to have so much blood in him” these events can be related back to just after Macbeth had gone and killed King Duncan, he had stated that “”

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