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Motif of Sleep in Macbeth

The motif of sleep in Macbeth foreshadows the future or stands as a transition between life and death. Sleep is a sanctuary to many, after a long, challenging day one wants to escape to a utopia of calmness and (hope to) wake up an energized man. It is also a time of hallucination and dreams, your mind is at work triggering thoughts—some pleasant and some not. Shakespeare clearly defines sleep as an escape haven in one manner and as an ominous place in the other. Some might not be able to fall asleep because they are worrying about a problem. Some people are killed during their sleep and don’t wake up. Within the first few acts alone, sleep is a main part of the character’s lives.

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