Act 5 scene 1

Characters: Gentle woman, Doctor, Lady Macbeth.

Time: After England being viewed.

Location: Dunsaine. A room.

Events: Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking and talking, and the things she says aren’t for other people to here. The gentlewoman talks of this to the doctor. Lady Macbeth then walks in holding a candle, and starts talking. What she says is dangerous as it begins to reveal the truth of what really happened, and the doctor gets scared knowing that he may be killed for knowing this information. He also pretty much says that Lady Macbeth is going crazy and is beyond any person’s help, and that only God can help her now. She leaves, and the doctor says something that I shall explain soon, and then leaves with the gentlewomen.

quote:”Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles: Infected minds to their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.” This is said by the doctor after Lady Macbeth has left . What he means by the first part is that if someone does something they know to be wrong, then more wrong and bad things will  continue to happen. And the more wrong you do, the more the troubles that face you will appear. THe second part talks of how a messed up mind will not be able to get a good nights rest, and will not sleep rightly until their secrets leave them. And the doctor could be saying this as he already knows that lady Macbeth is not of sound mind, and has many secrets, some of which he just heard. So he know most likely believes that Lady Macbeth is not as honest as she first appeared, and that hteir is something going on that is unnatural.

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