Macbeth: Post Traumatic
Throughout the story, Macbeth seems to reveal signs of Post Traumatic Stress Condition. Post terrible Tension Condition is a psychological illness that generally establishes as a result of an awfully frightening, lethal, or otherwise highly hazardous experience. He begins experiencing frightening occasions after he ended up being a murder. Macbeth’s problem of experiencing symptoms of Post Terrible Stress Condition, when very first killed the traitor in the start of the Act 1, Scene 2. Macbeth does suffer from PTSD and throughout the story, Macbeth show more signs of PTSD, handling the death of the traitor, Death of Duncan, and Banquo.
In the very first act, Macbeth is a soldier in the army. In the Act 1, Scene 2, the captain describes to the king, that Macbeth has actually eliminated the traitor. “Which smoked with bloody execution, like valor’s minion sculpted out his passage till he dealt with the servant; which nevr shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, till he unseamed him from the nave to the chops” (Act 1 Scene 2: 18-22).
The killing of the traitor was the start of Macbeth’s killing spree, likewise the start of the post distressing tension condition. The way Macbeth killed the soldier, was very gruesome. The gory, extreme event stunned Macbeth and left a dreadful image in his head.
Dr. Roxanne Dryden Edwards says “Individuals who are exposed to war fight have been diagnosed with PTSD”. After that death, Macbeth’s next victim was King Duncan, so Macbeth could become king. Macbeth kills King Duncan, so he might become king. After the death of King Duncan, Macbeth enters the room, where Girl Macbeth is. His hands covered in blood, suggesting that he has finished the deed of killing Duncan. “I have actually done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” Dr. Roxanne Dryden Edwards, a person who has PTSD, will experience hallucination.” (Act 2, Scene 2).
After the death of Duncan, Macbeth is unable to sleep. In the story, Since Macbeth killed Duncan in his sleep; it also means that Macbeth can’t sleep neither. “Since it cried “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: 40- 42). The symptom of PTSD is that after a terrifying event, the person will not be able to sleep. Dr. Roxanne Dryden Edwards says PTSD symptoms are chronic physical signs of hyper arousal, including sleep problems, trouble concentrating, irritability, anger, poor concentration.
After the death of Duncan, Banquo was next line for death row, for knowing who killed Duncan. During Act 3 Scene 1, Macbeth talks to two murderers about killing Banquo. Banquo knows that Duncan’s murderer was Macbeth. Macbeth hired two murderers to kill Banquo, so Banquo would not tell anyone. ” Have you considered of my speeches? Know that it was he in the times past, which held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self: this I made good to you in our last conference ;”( Act 3, Scene 1) The two murderers agree to kill Banquo, because if they didn’t follow Macbeth’s order, they would be killed themselves.
Macbeth is being manipulative the reason why is that Dr. Roxanne Dryden Edwards says “ PTSD causes a person to paranoid and not want to be around anyone. ” After the death of Banquo, Macbeth started hallucinating as if he was seeing Banquo’s ghost. “ Avaunt! And quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold; thou hast no speculation in those eyes, which thou dost glare with. ” Hallucinating is a symptom of PSTD, usually recurrent re-experiencing of the trauma, for example, troublesome memories, flashbacks that are usually caused by reminders of the traumatic events, recurring day mares about the trauma.
Macbeth does suffer from PTSD and throughout the story; Macbeth shows more symptoms of PTSD, dealing with the death of the traitor, death of Duncan, and Banquo. Macbeth did have PSTD. Proving that all of the events that Macbeth was involved in all of the tragic. For the death of the traitor, that was the spark of Macbeth’s major killing spree. Next was the King Duncan’s death and finally was Banquo’s death. Each of these tragic events was the cause of Macbeth having PTSD. Every one of those deaths, increase the killing and made Macbeth go insane leading to his death. Isn’t better to show your true colors, than be black and white?
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