Who’s been sleeping?

Who’s been sleeping?

Who’s been sleeping?

Who’s been sleeping?

The better question is “Who’s not been sleeping in the play Macbeth?”The answer is the Macbeths.In Act II, after they murder Duncan in his sleep, they begin to hear haunting sounds:MACBETH: I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?LADY MACBETH:  I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.Did not you speak?Later, Macbeth thinks he hears laughing and voices:There’s one did laugh in’s sleep, and one cried’Murder!’That they did wake each other: I stood and heard them:But they did say their prayers, and address’d themAgain to sleep.ANDOne cried ‘God bless us!’ and ‘Amen’ the other;As they had seen me with these hangman’s hands.Listening their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’When they did say ‘God bless us!’AND FINALLYStill it cried ‘Sleep no more!’ to all the house:’Glamis hath murder’d sleep, and therefore CawdorShall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more.’Both characters will have trouble sleeping for the rest of the play, such is there paranoia and guilt.  In particular, Lady Macbeth will sleepwalk, continually washing her hands and repeating conversations she had that fateful night.  The lack of sleep will drive her mad, to the point of suicide.
Who’s been sleeping?
Who’s been sleeping?
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