The Overall Theme Of Macbeth In Shakespeare's Play

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The overall theme of the play Macbeth from Shakespeare is: do not proceed to do something if you will regret it later. Throughout the play, we learned that every action that you take has consequences and that you should never go against your conscience. This teaches the reader that their decisions in life will affect them in one way or another. The theme is shown several times throughout the play the first time it is in Act 2 when Macbeth sees a dagger and says “I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible. To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but. A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?” (Act 2, Scene 1). This quote shows the theme through his hallucination of the dagger right before he kills King Duncan because the reader can infer that the hallucinations Macbeth starting to second guess himself and foreshadows that Macbeth will regret killing King Duncan at some point in the play.…show more content…
This is very clear after he kills King Duncan and he hears someone whisper “Sleep no more!” to all the house.Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor. Shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more.” (Act 2, Scene 2). This shows that Macbeth is regretting his decision so much that he is hearing voices, saying that he murdered sleep and that he will not be able to sleep again after the crimes that he
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