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In some ways vulnerability can and will lead to bad things. By examining sleep throughout the play of Macbeth, one can determine that the ones with disturbed sleeping patterns display vulnerability and then, that leads to the foreshadow of the death of one. The characters of Duncan, Bonquo, Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth gain vulnerability from someone or something.
First off, there are innocent people that are vulnerable by Macbeth. This is because of the significant amount of evil Macbeth holds as king, how he has received the thrown through evil deeds. One of the first evil deeds that acurer, involves the vulnerability that Duncan had because of Macbeth. Duncan was disturbed in his sleep by ...view middle of the document...

This shows then how the disturbed sleeping pattern displays vulnerability and that leads to death.
Some Characters become Vulnerable not by other characters, but rather by things in their head; Lady Macbeth is one of those characters. After the Death of Duncan, Lady Macbeth becomes vulnerable by the guilt of his death. Lady Macbeth becomes so guilty that she begins to sleep walk, and do uncontrollable things. While she was doing these things a Gentle Woman has seen her doing these things, and about it she had said, “since his majesty went into the filed, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her night-gown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon’t, read it, after-words seal it, and again return to bed, yet all this while in a most fast sleep.” (pg 133) This shows Lady Macbeth’s disturbed sleeping patterns. She has become so overwhelmed by the guilt of the death of Duncan. Then shortly after this she dies. Yet it is unknown how. It shows how guilt will come back to haunt one. That guilt came back in her sleep, which lead to her death.
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