In the play Macbeth a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.
King Claudius expresses his remorse and prays at an altar for forgiveness. In essence, Macbeth is a great play with a perfect representation of the effects of guilt. During the war, men went away and fought, leaving behind the Women.
It is this sense of guilt that drives them both mad. The effects of guilt and evil tie into Macbeth with the theme of night and darkness. Macbeth is so consumed by guilt that he's not even sure what's real: Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?
Yet it also has a dangerous side, when it becomes too great and out of control. His wife, Lady Macbeth is a stronger character, more dominant in the relationship with Macbeth.
A thane, Macbeth, murders his king in hopes of becoming king himself. The devastating effects of guilt are portrayed vividly Macbeth Guilts Having fixed her eye upon the end - the attainment for her husband of Duncan's crown - she accepts the inevitable means; she nerves herself for the terrible night's work by artificial stimulants; yet she cannot strike the sleeping king who resembles her father It is vital to learn from them and Lady Macbeth that if guilt is placed on the backburner, the heat should be turned off and it should be checked on before it explodes.