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Upon committing his first murder Macbeths nervous imaginings expose his feelings of guilt while his immoral and greedy urges remain dormant As he gains confidence and plots for his second murder these avaricious daydreams mitigate any remorse Macbeth had experienced before Macbeths proleptic imagination allows him to see the benefits and consequences of the immoral acts he is committing however as his greedy urges begin to dominate his guilty thoughts his insanity becomes increasingly evident Soon after his first murder Macbeth displays signs of guilt for the immoral act he had committed as his imagination dwells on all the negative repercussions that await him Macbeth prophesizes Glamis hath murdered sleep and therefore CawdorShall sleep no more Macbeth shall sleep no more IIii44-45 Sleep represents the innocent Duncan and morality Macbeth blames himself as the thane of Glamis for executing the innocent king and tainting any honor he might possesses in the future as the thane of Cawdor Macbeths preoccupation with his sleepless future demonstrates his guilt ridden conscious after having murdered Duncan in cold blood He asks Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand No this my hand will ratherThe multitudinous seas incarnadine Making the green one red IIii60-63 Blood not only symbolizes the literal liquid that stains his hands but also the sinful and immoral murder All of the endless oceans in the world could not clean his tainted soul Macbeth feels his murder has polluted the purity of all of society just as the blood has incarnadined the oceans Macbeths preoccupation with the future consequences of his acts focuses on the guilt of his stained soul for the last time in this scene His greedy urges begin to arise as the new King gains power and his insanity becomes more obvious as Macbeths imagination intensifies and assumes control over his actions After becoming more comfortable with his kingship Macbeth exposes his avaricious desires by plotting a
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