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Hallucinations Essay

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The play Macbeth contains many hallucinations. The hallucinations in the play were trying to make the characters realize the things they were doing was wrong. It is making them conscious of their miss doings. I believe this story is to teach people that they should do the right things at all time because if not there conscious will hunt them down. Throughout the play Macbeth there is a couple of characters hallucinating about so many scenes going on in this play. Here are the things they hallucinate about in this play. Macbeth sees a dagger, Macbeth imagines a voice that warns him “Macbeth shall sleep no more,” (2.2.35-36) and he imagines that the sleepers could see him listening to their exclamation of fear, Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo, the three apparitions from the witches, and Lady Macbeth sees blood on her hands. I am going to talk about the many of hallucinations that were in the play.
The first hallucination takes place in Act 2, Scene 1. “Is this a dagger which I see before me hanging in midair in front of me?” (2.1.33-64). This is supporting the thesis because Macbeth thought about killing Duncan before he did it. Macbeth questions whether or not the dagger is real, or if he is hallucinating. This imaginary dagger leads him to the room that Duncan is in. This makes Macbeth want to get out his own dagger. Macbeth gets out his dagger and kills Duncan. Macbeth is beginning to lose his mind.
The second hallucination takes place in Act 2, Scene 2. Macbeth is starting to imagine that the sleepers could see him listening to their exclamations of fear. This is supporting the thesis because Lady Macbeth conscious was eating her up because she was telling him to go ahead and kill Duncan. Macbeth’s hands are all bloody like those of a killer. “Methought I heard a voice cry. Sleep no more! / Macbeth does murder sleep ---the innocent sleep” (2.2.35-36). After Macbeth kills Duncan he imagines a voice that warns him that he will not get anymore sleep. “Still I cried. Sleep no more sleep! to all the house; / Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor / Shall sleep no more! Macbeth shall sleep no more!” (2.2.42-44). Macbeth keeps on crying no more sleep for me. Lady Macbeth got tired of hearing him cry so she told him stop talking crazy and go wash the evidence of his hands before he get caught up. “To know my deed, ‘twere best not know myself” (2.2.73).
The third hallucination takes place in Act 3, Scene 4. When Macbeth is done killing Banquo he comes back to the banquet to see a bloody ghost of Banquo sitting in his seat. This is supporting the thesis because Banquo was his best friend. I think Banquo came back to confront him about killing him and they were so close. Macbeth walks slowly to the door to speak privately with the murderer. Macbeth is the only person who can see the ghost at the Banquet, because he was the one who killed him. Macbeth starts talking to the ghost and it scares his guest. Lady Macbeth starts to explain to...

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