She speaks of Duncan, minutes before his dreaded murder, but does not reveal her guilt to anyone, since she is alone on stage soliloquy. Author: Cari Minns.
Everything Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have done has scarred them mentally, and they each show it differently. Here Lady Macbeth loses fear and worry, and she becomes Macbeth's guardian, protecting him when he loses his mind. The protagonists Macbeth and Banquo conquer the evils that face them throughout the plot.
As a result of embracing evil Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lose their mental well being, something indispensable to survive through lies and deceit. Macbeth's insanity seems to increase after every murder he commits, each becoming more senseless than the murder before.
Macbeth murders his best friend, Banquo, because he has suddenly developed the idea that Banquo is conspiring against him. By embracing evil, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth have denied their own mental, spiritual, and physical health. The harm that Macbeth causes on the people of Scotland, King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff's family bring revenge upon him, because following evil creates enemies and destroys friendships.
Lady Macbeth pretends to be strong and hides her guilt, which ultimately destroys her. What, will these hands ne'er be clean?