Shakespeare 's Macbeth - Speech

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One of the most famous Shakespearean soliloquies in history is Macbeth 's "Tomorrow”  speech. This speech takes place in act 5, scene 5 after the death of Macbeth 's wife. Macbeth is hardly affected by her passing, and his soliloquy reveals his true feelings about her death. It also shows a multitude of other things that are on Macbeth’s mind. “The analysis of Macbeth 's thinking can set aside but must not forget that this particular act of thinking operates within a dramatic context; that is, that it moves into our discourse by way of a tale told.”(Keller) In the Tomorrow speech, Macbeth shows how much he cared for Lady Macbeth, how quick ones life can end, and how much he valued life.
The first thing to address in the “Tomorrow” speech is Macbeth’s feelings for Lady Macbeth when she has died. Throughout Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth’s conscience slowly begins to fade away, and his power lust clearly replaces his ability to empathize with other human beings. “A conferred title in Shakespeare 's plays most memorably transforms character for the worse when Duncan makes Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. This conferral not only helps corrupt Macbeth; it also works indirectly to destroy Duncan in ways that have not been described.” (Hunt) His wife, Lady Macbeth, influenced this deterioration of the basic understanding of pain and consequence, as she was the one who convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan. Although this act of murder and treason was driven by the conscience of…
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