Lady Macbeth : The Importance Of Expressing Emotions And Feelings

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The Importance of Expressing Emotions and Feelings In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth goes through many emotions and feelings. It’s important for people to express their feelings and emotions, but do they know how to control what they are feeling? People often keep their emotions bottled up such as Lady Macbeth does, which can cause negative emotional reactions. William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth shows how Lady Macbeth experiences many emotions and keeps them bottled up, which eventually causes her to lose control of her own emotions and thoughts. People need to learn how to express and control their emotions to avoid negative reactions, such as what Lady Macbeth has come to experience. For the most part, Lady Macbeth doesn’t express her feelings and emotions, which can build up and lead to negative reactions if a person isn’t taught how to express them. Expressing emotions can help to show and understand what people are feeling. Like in the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth wants to be more powerful and to be masculine and manly. She invites the evil spirts in by saying, “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thought, unsex me here” (1.5.30-31). However, Lady Macbeth still wants her feminine side to show, she keeps her feelings of being powerful and strong bottled up because she doesn’t know how to express them any other way. As Deppa David from MAG Magazine stated, “The art of expressing emotions need to be taught, at least to those who have a problem in understanding their own feelings.” If people can all be taught at a young age to express one’s feelings we can avoid negative reactions and hopefully prevent negative things from happening. In addition, dealing with emotions allows people to feel the emotions as they arise within each person. When a person feels angry, they should allow themselves to feel that anger, and vent it out in some form or the other, without causing any harm to others. Unlike Lady Macbeth starts to feeling angry, nervous, scared, and freaks out when she thinks and imagines the blood on her hands. She states, “O, proper stuff! This is the very painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said Led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts,

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