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  • There is still blood on my hands...I'm telling you...Banquo is dead...He cannot come out of his grave...
  • My confidence is declining...But there is no turning back now.  I must go on.  I shall not end my life running away or surrendering.  I shall die fighting.
  • Hail, King of Scotland!
  • At Macbeth’s castle, the Doctor and a Gentlewoman witness Lady Macbeth sleepwalking and essentially confess to her and Macbeth's crimes.  This demonstrates the effect of Macbeth's hamartia on Lady Macbeth, as Macbeth's ambitious and violent actions take a significant toll on Lady Macbeth's mental state.
  • Outside Macbeth's castle, Macduff, Malcolm, and the English army begin their march while impersonating the Birnam Wood.  Meanwhile, Macbeth learns that his wife has committed suicide, to which he responds by deciding to fight on.  This is his moment of full recognition, or anagnorisis, as the approach of the Birnam and his realization of his hamartia lead him to believe his death is inevitable.
  • Eventually, Macduff fights and wins over Macbeth, claiming his head.  The revolt concludes successful, and Malcolm is crowned the new king of Scotland.  Through this ending, the tragedy provides catharsis for the audience, as the resolution of the tragic hero's conflict relieves one of his/her repressed emotions.
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