Macbeth Essay

Lauren Simpson

CRES Narrative

English, 1st Semester, 3rd Block
Mr. Ward

Macbeth did not do these act of crime intentionally he was not in a stable state of mind. I propose that the defendant has a mental illness called Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, which is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms include A long period of feeling "high," or an overly happy or outgoing mood, Talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another, having racing thoughts Behaving impulsively and engaging in pleasurable, high-risk behaviors.

He was in a panicked state from seeing the witches who gave him the prophecy that he would gain power.   He was obviously very disturbed by the fact that all witch prophecies must come true and you just can’t fight it.   But in these circumstance, the increate of anxiety and stress contributed to Macbeth’s struggle with Bipolar disorder which freaked him out.

When the prophesy did not come true his Bipolar disorder kicked in with a vengeance and made him think things and do things he would normally not do.   Why would such a strong, brave and independent leader kill off other people to make sure he would gain power when he would like gain power either way?

After he orders the death of Banquo and his son his but the killing were only half successful, Macbeth suffered from deeper and more dangerous thoughts.   Because there was no therapy or support group available, he plunged into personal/individual chaos, which spiraled him down a path of further dangerous acts.   His wife, was sure more dangerous the he.   She was a big influence on him because not having a stable mate also made him more dangerous that he would have been with a more responsible, caring wife.

He could not have possible been responsible for his actions in this diminished mental state.   There is a variety of reasoned why he was disabled...