Act 5, Scene 1 Summary

Location: Dunsinane, a room in the castle
Characters: Doctor, Gentlewoman, Lady Macbeth,
Events: A gentlewoman informs a doctor of Lady Macbeth’s behaviour whilst sleepwalking. She then appears in the room, asleep. In her sleep, Lady Macbeth imagines she is washing blood off her hands and talks about the murders that have recently happened. This is a way to show her guilty consicence washing the guilt (blood) away. Thinking she is talking to her husband, she tells the doctor to not look so pale for Banquo is already dead and there is no bringing him back. The doctor leaves shocked at the fact Lady Macbeth has accidentally revealed her insight and association in the murders.
Quote/s: “Out, damned spot! out, I say! – One; two; why,
then ‘t is time to do ‘t. – Hell is murky. – Fie, my
fear who knows it, when none can call our power
to account? – Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?”
-Lady Macbeth
“…What’s done cannot be undone.” -Lady Macbeth

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