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Macbeth Psychological profiling

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  1. 1. Macbeth Psychological Profiling Mood disorders By Trevor Parker Ridge Huechtker Alicia Douglas😀 Jenna George Eric St. Clair
  2. 2. Overveiw of mood disorders • Mood disorders are categorized as mental illnesses that affect a person’s temporary state of mind. The category encompases a broad range of disorders, from major depression disorder to even bipolar disorder. Generally, symptoms of these illnesses can include an irregularly inflated or depressed attitude and mood swings. Symptoms can also include irritability and even insomnia.
  3. 3. Examples in Macbeth  Lady Macbeth’s abnormal sleeping habits are a symptom of depression, a mood disorder (V.i.4-9) since his Majesty went into the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon ’t, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep.  Lady Macbeth’s sudden outbursts of guilt and anxiety signifies a mood disorder. (V.i.53-55) Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. O, O, O!  Macbeth states that he’s been having bad dreams which is a symptom of mood disorder.(III.ii.21-22) Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep In the affliction of these terrible dreams
  4. 4. Examples in Macbeth Cont.  Macbeth is extremely paranoid in these lines, which is a symptom of a mood disorder (II.i.44-77) Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain? I see thee yet, in form as palpable As this which now I draw. He draws his dagger. Thou marshal’st me the way that I was going,
  5. 5. Examples in Macbeth Cont.  Macbeth shows sudden outbursts of depression, a symptom of a mood disorder (III.ii.15-29) We have scorched the snake, not killed it. She’ll close and be herself whilst our poor malice Remains in danger of her former tooth. But let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer, Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep In the affliction of these terrible dreams That shake us nightly. Better be with the dead, Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace, Than on the torture of the mind to lie In restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst; nor steel nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further.
  6. 6. Examples in Macbeth Cont.  Macbeth also shows sudden outbursts of paranoia. (III.ii.41-42) O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know’st that Banquo and his Fleance lives.  Macbeth goes through highs and lows, evidenced by Lady Macbeth calling one of his lows a “fit” (III.iv.66-67) The fit is momentary; upon a thought He will again be well. If much you note him  Lady Macbeth states that Macbeth’s unwellness is growing with time, which is true with bipolar disorder, which is classified as a mood disorder. (III.iv.144) He grows worse and worse. Question enrages him.  Lady macbeth may have developed a mood disorder based off of the guilt of her many crimes. This is supported by a doctor stating that “unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles” (V.ii.75-76) Foul whisp’rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles
  7. 7. Examples in Macbeth Cont.  Macbeth during the storming of his castle, Macbeth experienced a delusional level of optimism. This could be interpreted as a “high” of bipolar disorder, which is classified as a mood disorder. (V.iii.1-11) Bring me no more reports. Let them fly all. Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear. What’s the boy Malcolm? Was he not born of woman? The spirits that know All mortal consequences have pronounced me thus: “Fear not, Macbeth. No man that’s born of woman Shall e’er have power upon thee.” Then fly, false thanes, And mingle with the English epicures. The mind I sway by and the heart I bear Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear.
  8. 8. Bibliography • Mental Health America Contributors. "Mood Disorders." Mental Health America. Mental Health America, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016. • MedlinePlus Contributors. "Mood Disorders: MedlinePlus." MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016. • Psychguides Contributors. "Mood Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Effect." Signs and Symptoms of Mood Disorder – Causes and Effects. Psychguides, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

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